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The Hungry Gamer Previews Tessera

The more I have reviewed games the more I have found that I crave light, or medium light games on my shelf. This is not to say I prefer them to heavier games necessarily, but I find I spend a lot of time, and effort into making sure that I have rules correct, and learning how to play that sometimes I just want to sit down with my wife and play something quick and easy. Something along the weight of Ticket to Ride, or Splendor.

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The Hungry Gamer Previews Mission Catastrophe

In Mission Catastrophe you find yourself on a space ship being battered with asteroids, and you will have to work together to keep the ship from exploding. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure that you get off the exploding ship. What is that? There is only one working escape pod and four other crew members? Stinks to be them!

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The Hungry Gamer Previews Burncycle

Chip Theory Games understands what gamers really want. They want a game that can be used for multiple things. In fact I will not even consider playing one of their games any more if I cannot use it as a game, a door stop, a pool toy, and the perfect thing to set up if I every have to defend my home, Home Alone style.

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The Hungry Gamer Previews Arkenshield

I really enjoy deckbuilding games. In many ways they give me the vibe of an rpg game, as you are slowly becoming more powerful as you adventure. However, my issue with many deckbuilding games is that though I love that mechanic I do not ever feel like they are filled with a need for said character growth. However, deckbuilders that have that adventurous vibe I love: Battle for Greyport, Clank! in Space, and I have high hopes for the Few and the Cursed. Now Arkenshield promised to be a deckbuilder game where you had to build a party, and march them across the continent to reach a city across the world. Sounds pretty adventurous to me! I am in!

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The Hungry Gamer Previews Elements of the Gods

I have learned something about myself over the past year. I like playing games where I get to be a god, and manipulate the petty mortals to do my bidding and make sure the universe knows that I am the greatest god out there. Kleos, Theurgy were two games that I quite enjoyed over the past year or so, and both have the same broad theme. So perhaps the universe is telling me something...I just might be a god! No that doesn't sound right. I just might be a pawn of a board game god! That sounds more likely.

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The Hungry Gamer Reviews Bunny Kingdom

I am not quite sure what happened to me that I have become much more of a fan of cuteness in games as I get older. But Bugs help me, I have. I used to be all about gritty, hardcore art...but now, cartoon-y, adorable, and wacky are the styles I gravitate towards the most. So right there, I was immediately interested in Bunny Kingdom. Then when I learned that it was a game that is all about creating a plan, and performing your plan better than everyone else at the table, and there is almost no way to mess with the other player, I knew I had to have it. You see my wife LOVES games that let her create and carry out a plan, I love chaos, and she hates playing games where she can have an awesome plan and I can just crap all over it. So this seemed like a potential gift from the gaming gods.

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The Hungry Gamer Previews Townsfolk Tussle

I have always loved the idea of Kingdom Death Monster. Boss fight to Boss fight, no minions to grind, strategic combat, fun weapons and gear. However, what always took me out of it, was the theme. It was just a bit more...I will say adult, than I enjoy. That and there are 47,000 miniatures that have to be put together...no thank you.

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The Hungry Gamer Previews Endless Winter

In Endless Winter you are a tribe of cavepeople trying to survive in the...wait for it...Endless Winter. To do this you will grow your tribe, hunt animals, expand your territory, and build monuments to your greatness. This will be done through worker placement, deckbuilding, set collection, and tile stacking! Then a bunch of math at the end!

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The Hungry Gamer Previews Dire Alliance

Now for those of you who know anything about Blacklist Games, the publisher, you will know that the Sadler brothers are known for their co-op card driven miniatures games. That has become Blacklist's bread and butter, so I was a bit surprised to learn that the master of skirmish games David Thompson was designing for them...I simply could not wrap my brain around how that was possibly going to work.

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The Hungry Gamer Reviews Fluttering Souls

Not sure what the deal is with bug games lately, but I can think of at least four games about bees and another three about butterflies. So I guess that is the thing now. Since I did a preview of a game about bees, it was only fair that I also do one about butterflies right? So enter Fluttering Souls.

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The Hungry Gamer Previews The Warp

In the world of a game a planet in a distant galaxy has been obliterated by some "warp" event. The planet is in tatters, and most of the races of the planet are now exiled to roam about the planet-scape mad max style. Each player represents an alliance of two different races, as you strive to take control of what remains of the planet. To do this you will be eliminating the roving Mad Max style aliens (hope you don't run into Charlize Theron out there, or you will be in for a bad day), extracting gold and power from the planet, deploying your troops, and upgrading your buildings. Why? Victory points of course! The game has regularly rotating missions that will award victory points for anything from having a hand full of a certain type of card to bribing your opponents.

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The Hungry Gamer Previews The Mariana Trench

The game itself is a lightning fast, simple game for 1 or 2 players. In the game you will be sending your sub fathoms beneath the surface of the ocean to research the sea critters. Each time you discover something new you will have the option to collect the specimen, or use the same card to upgrade your sub, and occasionally you will come across something large that will panic and potentially damage your sub.

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Hungry Gamer’s Hogs of War Game Giveaway

The Hungry gamer has teamed up with Stone Sword Games to giveaway a copy of Hogs of War, currently on Kickstarter. Stone Sword Games is teaming up with the Hungry Gamer to do a giveaway for their current Kickstarter. This is your chance to win Professional Paint job on your pledge Free shipping on your …

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The Hungry Gamer Previews The Court of Miracles

I am slightly ashamed to say that I was not particularly familiar with Lucky Duck games until I managed to get myself on their reviewer list. You see I really wanted to check out a game they were looking for reviewers on, and I didn't get, but they did wind up sending me Tang Garden which I was able to very favorably review. However, what stuck with me was how good the production on it was. It was fantastic, and the gameplay itself was surprisingly significantly better than I anticipated. So I will not lie, I knew NOTHING about Court of Miracles when I learned I could review it, but Tang Garden was quite good, and looked awesome, so I was in for Court of Miracles as well.

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