SNAP Review – The Stars Align

The Stars Align - bag and pieces

Who doesn’t like shooting stars – and laid-back puzzley gameplay? That’s the premise behind The Stars Align from Breaking Games. The Stars Align is a quick, portable game for two players, suitable for ages 6 and up. We’ll tell you our thoughts in about five minutes, or in the summary below. Your goal in The Stars Align is to create

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Scarabya: Excavations that Missed the Beet(le)

Scarabya Cover

It is up to you to find the most Scarab relics! From the desert to the rain forest, from the Bermuda Triangle to Antarctica, these golden beetles are scattered across the world. Set up camps and mark Excavation Areas. Can you find the most Scarabs and uncover the mystery of Scarabya?

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The Game of 49: Three in a Row, Go for One More

The Game of 49

As an 80’s kid, my earliest board game memories are of Milton Bradley games. Or more accurately, Milton Bradley commercials. You could explain the entire rulebook in thirty seconds, like in this little humdinger of advertising finery. The games were simple, and, once you reached the age of 10, simply boring. But like Pasta Night or Taco Tuesday, they still

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Century: Spice Road – Trading for Fun and Profit

Century: Spice Road

Transport yourself to centuries past to a time when the trading along the spice roads led to great wealth and power. As a spice merchant you’ll lead your caravan to exotic markets to sell your valuable spices. Do you have what it takes to play your cards shrewdly, time your trades just right to acquire five point cards first and

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Match Madness: Parallel Puzzling for All Ages

Match Madness blocks

Playing puzzle games with children can be frustrating. If it’s mildly challenging for me, it may be impossible for my 7-year-old; but if it’s the right level for him, it’s far too easy for me. I don’t want to hold back: I want to beat my children fair and square. What to do? Match Madness gives us a possible solution.

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Onitama: An Elegant Exploration of Strategy

Onitama

Board games can be intense. One of the most hotly anticipated games of this year comes in a huge box with hundreds of pieces. Poring over rulebooks has become as much a part of the fun as playing the game for so many players. Layers upon layers are used to create incredibly complex and rich gameplay experiences that can last

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