Professor Treasure’s Secret Sky Castle: Reclaiming Riches!

Professor Treasure's Secret Sky Castle

In Professor Treasure’s Secret Sky Castle, players compete over three rounds to earn the most points by collecting stolen treasures from the Professor’s Castle. It’s a puzzle-y game where you’ll need to outwit your opponent by sending adventures out with unique abilities to collect these priceless treasures. Be wary as the other team will seek to thwart you every step of way.

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SNAP Review: Squeezamals Freeze N Squeeze Game

Let’s go get some ice cream, with the Squeezamals Freeze ‘N’ Squeeze game from Big G Creative. Whether your kids already love Squeezamals or have never heard of them, they’ll have squeezy, freezy, frantic fun with this fast-moving game. Hear Nick & Izzy’s thoughts in less than 4 minutes, or read on below.

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SNAP Review: Robots & Rockets LIGHTSPEED

Robots and Rockets LIGHTSPEED

Robots & Rockets: LIGHTSPEED is the second entry in the Robots & Rockets series from designer Sye Robertson. Now that you’ve mastered robot tourism, you must practice the art of building rockets. Did our rockets launch to lightspeed, or did this game fizzle out? Listen to our thoughts in under 5 minutes, or read on below.

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RobotLab: S.T.E.A.M. That Won’t Short-Circuit

RobotLab game components

“In RobotLab, you’re a scientist racing to build your robot and win the coveted Devol Prize in Robotics! Along the way you’ll need to do some research, dig through the trash, deal with some faulty parts, and do your best to avoid the other scientists trying to stop you. Will you become the first to successfully complete your robot?” RobotLab

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Mini DiverCity: A Race Save The Reef

Mini DiverCity Game

Your team of Divers are on a mission to save the fragile ecosystem of DiverCity by convincing the government to turn it into a national park. It’s a beautiful archipelago with multitudes of species coexisting in a vibrant tapestry of life. Not everyone can appreciate this place for its beauty alone. Multitudes of corporations attempt to exploit its natural resources

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Dinosaur Tea Party – Delightful Dino Deduction

Dinosaur Tea Party: dinosaurs, teacup, board game

You’ve been invited to Dinoton Abbey for high tea; one of the most exclusive invites in all of Britain. Adorned in your finest attire, you stroll into the party and survey the room. Everyone is catching up on all the latest gossip and worldly affairs, while sipping tea and eating glorious cakes. Suddenly panic strikes you, you forgot everyone’s name!

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Gen Con 2018: Chris Leder – Calliope Games – The Mansky Caper

Calliope Games

Chris Leder sat down with our roving reporter, Nick, to talk about Calliope’s big hit of Gen Con: The Mansky Caper. Ken Franklin is finally seeing his dream come true: The Mansky Caper, which he designed, is finally seeing the light of day. This is definitely not a cooperative game. Big Al Mansky is the biggest, meanest mobster in the

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Gen Con 2018: Randy Hoyt – Foxtrot Games

Foxtrot Games

Randy Hoyt from Foxtrot Games was kind enough to talk to Nick at Gen Con. Foxtrot Games big hit this year is Spy Club. Nick also asked about his first-ever trick-taking game, The Fox in the Forest. Spy Club This is a cooperative game for 2-4 “junior detectives”. Hand management and set collection to solve a mystery. You can play

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Gen Con 2018: Jon Mietling – Portal Dragon Games

Portal Dragon

Jon Mietling from Portal Dragon Games talked to our roving reporter, Nick, at Gen Con. Palm Island Palm Island is a unique game that plays completely in the palm of your hand. Play solo, cooperatively, or competitively. Each card has 4 states (top & bottom on each side of the card), and there are only 17 cards in the entire

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Gen Con 2018: Maxime Tardif – Sphere Games

Sphere Games

At Gen Con, we talked to Maxime Tardif of Sphere Games. Sphere Games is a small publisher based in Quebec, Canada. Mini Diver City – in pre-release (will be available in October). 1-7 players are divers that save species from extinction. Plays in 15-20 minutes and only costs $20. Twist: you hold your cards face-out. You cannot see what is

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Gen Con 2018: JC Dorais – FoxMind Games

FoxMind

We talk to JC Dorais of FoxMind Games about what they were promoting at Gen Con 2018. Originally, FoxMind was known for educational games, but they’ve been increasing their catalog of family games. (Easy to teach, affordable, colorful.) Here’s some of their newest: The Potion – a microgame for 3-7 players. Deduction and bluffing, packaged in a small bottle! Acrylic

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