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Once Upon a Castle: Review

Once Upon a Castle: ReviewInformation:Mechanics: Roll and Write,  Bingo
Player Age: 6+  Player Count: 2 - 4 Players Time to Play: 20 Minutes 
Game Designer: Corentin Lebrat, Ludovic Maublanc
Game Artist: Sylvain Aublin Publisher: Blue Orange Games Year Published: 2018 BGG Weight: 1.00
Disclaimer: A review copy for the game was provided by the publisher. Objective: Your objective is to design a castle from the ground up. While doing this you will also draw in people to create a thriving castle. Once all the towers, donjon floors and walls are built for one players castle the game will end and the scoring will begin. In this review I am going to explain the advanced version of the rules. The easier version has less actions on the board and no special abilities on the guest cards.
Game Anatomy: The game will consist of guest cards, personal player boards, and castle sheets.
Guests: The guests cards are gained whenever a common floor is built. The guest will have points on the top left and will …

Bob's Your Uncle: Review

Bob's Your Uncle (Time's Up): ReviewInformation:Mechanics: Party, Deduction, Charades
Player Age: 12+  Player Count: 4 - 18 Players  Time to Play:90Minutes 
Game Designer: Peter Sarrett
Game Artist: John Vetter Publisher:R and R Games Year Published: 2018 BGG Weight: 1.22
Disclaimer: A review copy for the game was provided by the publisher. WARNING! This game is highly addictive and extremely enjoyable but may also cause frustration, anger, and loss of relationship for the unfortunate. Objective: In a team of at least two, you are going to try and be the best team at guessing the words on cards throughout three rounds, and an optional fourth. For the first round, basically anything can be said as a clue other than the actual words on the card. The second round clues will consist of only one word, and for the third round the clues can only be acted out without sound. Throughout all of these rounds, the same 40 cards will be cycled through, so by the third, and possibly fourth, round …

Deadlands Noir the Big Easy: Review

Deadlands Noir The Big Easy: ReviewInformation:Mechanics:Asymmetry, Simultaneous Play
Player Age: 10+  Player Count: 2 - 4 Players Time to Play: 45 - 60 Minutes 
Game Designer: John Geoff
Game Artist:  Cheyenne Wright Publisher: Last Lion Games Disclaimer: A preview copy for the game was provided by the publisher. Objective: An unspeakable crime has occurred in the deadlands and your role is to individually solve this crime by having an unrevealed trio of clue cards (a suspect, motive and evidence). However, the other solo investigators will not make this easy for you as this is a cutthroat game of solving the case by any means necessary. Every turn there will be five phases the draw phase, legwork phase (where most of your turn will occur), move phase, investigate phase and discard phase.
Card Anatomy: There are nine types of cards in 'Dead Lands Big Easy'; the Gumshoe cards that include Legwork, Meddle, Equipments, and Location cards.  There  are also individual decks for Clues an…

Can't Stop Express: Review

Can't Stop Express: ReviewInformation:Mechanics: Roll and Write,  Push Your Luck
Player Age: 10+  Player Count: 1 - 4 Players Time to Play:30 Minutes 
Game Designer & Artist: Sid Sackson Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon  Games Year Published: 1989 BGG Weight: 1.25
Disclaimer: A review copy for the game was provided by the publisher. Objective: In Can't Stop Express, your aim is to use the dice effectively to mark off pairs of dice in a range of 2 to 12. Be careful though, until you reach the fifth repetition of any number, your total points for that number is negative 200. Even reaching the fifth repetition will make it equal zero, you should really aim for 6+ repetitions of rolling that number to make it mean something useful. Explaining this game, as well as playing the game, can be very confusing so hang in there, it’s worth it.

Your ultimate goal will just be to get a smaller negative number than everyone else; props to you if you can get a positive number.

How to play: General: To b…