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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Dicey Peaks: Not High Enough

Dicey Peaks by Scott Almes

Sheer adventure awaits you in Calliope Games’ Dicey Peaks, by Scott Almes. Up to six players assault the summit of a Himalayan mountain. Listed for ages 8 and up, we found that even kids as young as 5 can join in on the expedition, making this a good option for a wide range of ages. Strap on your crampons, brave adventurer, and read on.

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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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Karuba

Karuba Box

Four explorers arrived on the beaches of Karuba in search of the lost temples. Which player can clear the best path through the forest, find the most treasure, and find their temples first? Karuba is a simultaneous tile-laying game designed by Rüdiger Dorn and published by HABA. A game lasts 30-40 minutes for 2-4 players age 6+. Setup To set up

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Untold: The Best Stories are in your Mind

Untold: Adventures Await - all components

Untold is an episodic cooperative storytelling game. The premise is that you and up to three fellow players are characters in a TV show. Using a framework of “scenes” and Rory’s Story Cubes, you’ll work out a role-playing story together.

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The Mansky Caper: An Offer You Can’t Defuse!

Ken Franklin's The Mansky Caper

It was a big night for our family – the night we finally showed the world we were deserving of respect. We were tired of Al Mansky (the richest mobster in the country) getting all the glory – and hogging all the loot. Al was out of town, and had left all his loot stashed in his mansion. No guards,

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Mutants The Card Game: Survival of the Fightest

Mutants The Card Game

Bring your band of the biggest baddest mutants to the brouhaha and see whose arsenal of freaks can crush the competition in the arena.  Whose mutants are fittest to fight the best together? Breed and fight your way to victory in Mutants: The Card Game, from Sen-Foong Lim and Jessey Wright, published by Lucky Duck Games.        

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Chronicles of Crime: Investigating Game Changing Brilliance

Chronicles of Crime Box

It isn’t often that a board game is released that changes game mechanics in a dramatic, noticeable way. These games are exciting, remarkable, and iconic. They often capture the essence of their predecessors but with unique twists that leave players wanting more. Chronicles of Crime is one of these games.

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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.

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Twin Stars: Tiny Solo Adventures

Twin Stars: Adventure Series I

I love science fiction and I love games; but I hate waiting around. Unfortunately, whether it’s a music class, sports practice, or just school pickup, I do a lot of waiting. Why not play a game? Twin Stars is a solo wallet-sized game from Button Shy, played with only 3 cards at a time.

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