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The Stars Align: Review

The Stars Align: ReviewInformation:Mechanics: Abstract, Tile Manipulation, Pattern Recognition
Player Age: 6+  Player Count: 2 Players  Time to Play:15 = 30 Minutes  Publisher: Breaking Games Year Published: 2018
Disclaimer: A review copy for the game was provided by the publisher. Objective: The aim is to align the night sky and create 5 shooting stars in your own colour. This is achieved by completing a full row or column with stars of your colour only.
How to Play: Use the back of the bag as the play board. The first player draws the top card of the deck and creates this pattern anywhere on the board in stars of their own colour. The pattern can be rotated in any direction (except diagonal), even mirror imaged to help with the decision of where to place.
This will continue for two phases: the dusk phase and the night phase. The dusk phase is the beginning phase and does not allow the placement to overlap with any previously played stars. However, if a card cannot be legally played without…

Vector Wars - Interview:

Vector Wars - Interview: Today we are talking with Eli about his first game hitting kickstarter, Vector Wars.

Can you give us a brief overview of what vector wars is?

Vector Wars is a 2-player area domination game that is set in a tron style universe where the world has run dry of resources and clans fight in a virtual arena to gain one of the last remaining energy sources for there people known as Zetta Orbs.

Where does the area control mechanics kick in?

The grid is split into 9 areas on the board to place cards from your hand. These cards are placed face down which gives little to no information to your opponent as to the strength of the card placed. You will battle to keep control of the grid from your opponent to give you tactical advantages during the game and ultimately the victory.
Are there any other mechanisms at play here?

There are quite a few mechanics to this game its hard to go into all of them. When I was younger I really loved the final fantasy series and there was a li…

Brown Chicken, Brown Cow: Review

Brown Chicken, Brown Cow: ReviewInformation:Mechanics: Party, Sculpting
Player Age: 18+  Player Count: 2 - 6 Players  Time to Play:15 Minutes  Publisher Lark and Clam Year Published: 2018
Disclaimer: A review copy for the game was provided by the publisher. Objective: The objective is simple, gain the most points over the course of five rounds by either guessing players creations correctly or having your creations guessed correctly. So, let's hope you're the next Michelangelo.
Setup: - place the voting board in the middle
- deal each player a set of voting cards, these differ by colour
- give everyone some playdough, after all, you can't be an artist without your material.
How to Play: This game is played in real time, so there will be no separate turns for the players. The game consists of two phases; the sculpt phase and the match phase.

The Sculpt Phase:
Each player is dealt a card to see what they are trying to get the opponents to guess. Then, everyone has 30 seconds to sculpt…