My Cup Runneth Over--A Double-Take Review of Spoils of War

My Cup Runneth Over--A Double-Take Review of Spoils of War

Liar’s Dice is a classic nongamer game. It’s easy to play. It’s portable. And it’s always fun--well, until you’re eliminated. But it’s short so even that doesn’t detract. Today’s review is Spoils of War by publisher Arcane Wonders and designers Jason Medina and Bryan Pope. It’s Liar’s Dice, but with set collection and bidding smooshed onto it. It’s pretty audacious to mess with a classic, so did Arcane Wonders roll the dice one too many times, or does our cup runneth over? Let’s find out!

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That's How I Roll - Episode 051 Gen Con and the Table of Ultimate Gaming!

That's How I Roll - Episode 051 Gen Con and the Table of Ultimate Gaming!

In this week's episode Jeremiah shares the details of why he was at Gen Con, and also does a drive by review of the Table of Ultimate Gaming!

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What Are Your Thoughts on the Golden Geek Awards?

Golden geekLast Thursday over on the Geek they announced the winners of their annual awards: the Golden Geeks. So we thought this week we would share the list of winners, give a hardy congratulations, and see what everyone else thought about the list of winners: Were there any surprises? snubs? head-scratchers? Let's take a look!

The list of tabletop games looks like this:

Game of the Year: Terra Mystica

Best Abstract Game: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

Best Card Game: Love Letter

Best Wargame: 1775: Rebellion

Best Children's Game: Forbidden Desert

Best Party Game: Love Letter

Best Print and Play Game(s): Tiny Epic Kingdom and Coin Age

Best Two Player Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

Best Strategy Game: Terra Mystica

Best Thematic Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island

Best Family Game: Love Letter

Best Expansion: Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport

Best Art & Presentation: Mice and Mystics

Most Innovative: Love Letter

Love Letter walked away with four Geeks this year, the most of any other game. Love Letter is certainly basking in the golden light of last week's announcement; we've definitely seen some polarizing opinions on the game, including our own Firestone's review of the game. While many of the games on the list are no shock,  there are also a few games that didn't make the list that made our Top Ten list this year, including the Spiel des Jahres winner Hanabi. So we'd like to hear from you: What games got snubbed, what games are you picking up after seeing this list of winners, and what games surprised you by walking away with a Geek this year?

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