Tournament of Towers: A Sophisticated Game of Dexterity and Planning

Tournament of Towers

The beauty of Tournament is in its difficulty. The pieces were intentionally designed to be difficult to use for building boring towers. Once I realized that, I embraced the difficulty; rather than trying to build the tallest tower, I began trying to build the most interesting tower instead.

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Crazier Eights: Camelot – How will it end? Good fun while you try to win or not lose!

Crazier Eights Camelot box

Crazier Eights: Camelot is the sequel to Crazier Eights from creator James Gray, this time with a King Arthur theme. The basis of the game is Crazy Eights, but getting rid of your cards isn’t the only way to win; and anyone can lose if they aren’t paying attention. Between discarding to reduce your hand or playing action cards for power-ups and attacks like

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WindUp War: Cute Cards, Cataclysmic Combat!

Be the last toy faction standing; battle other toys by picking your five actions to attack and block – but you won’t be able to change the order once the round starts! An action-programming battle game for 3-6 players.

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28 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG Tabletop games

We saw more digital games aimed towards kids than kid-friendly tabletop games this year. Weird! But we still had quite a few favorites.

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21 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The #TeamCap Show

What we played this week: Ascension Bring Your Own Book Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm Kickstarters we’re excited about: Pie Rats is fully funded and in production! Campaign Trail Tesla vs. Edison expansion SeaFall, which is not a Kickstarter, but available for preorder (get fancy coins) (or pre-order it cheaper here) Video games this week: Rocket League Ratchet

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World’s Fair 1893: Ride the Ferris Wheel!

Worlds Fair box

Step back in time to Chicago in 1893. The World’s Fair is coming to your city. But you’re not merely attending the fair – you’re helping to design and organize it! Such is the premise behind World’s Fair 1893, an area-control game by Foxtrot Games.

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