Kickstarter Preview: Filler

Designer: Jonathan Chaffer Artist: Claire Donaldson Publisher: Green Couch Games Play time: 20-30 min Plays: 2-5 players A prototype copy of Filler was provided by Green Couch Games for this preview. I would like to thank them for their support of Jambalaya Plays Games. Everything you see is most definitely in prototype form. The art... Continue Reading →

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Interview with the Project Lead of HEXplore It, Jonathan Mariucci

HEXplore It and HEXploreIt: The Forests of Adrimon Publisher: Marucci J. Designs LLC Designers: Jonathan Mariucci, Kat Kimoundi, Nathan Loos Art: N/A Player Count: 1-7 players Age: 12+ Play Time: 60-180 min HEXplore It is a hero building cooperative adventure board game. The gameplay and open world concepts are similar to video games, such as... Continue Reading →

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Review: Sakura

Designer: Reiner Knizia Artist: Kevin Hong Publisher: Osprey Games Plays: 2-6 player Playtime: 20 to 40 minutes (plays best at 3 to 6) Age:10+ A copy of Sakura can be found on Osprey Publishing for $30.00 MSRP A copy of Sakura was provided by Osprey Games for review. I want to thank them for supporting... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Imperius

Designer: Grant Rodiek (Farmageddon, Cry Havoc, Five Ravens, Solstice: Fall of Empire) Artist:Gong Studios Publisher: Kolossal Games Play time: 30- 45 minutes Player Count: 2-4 Players A prototype copy of Imperius was provided by Kolossal Games for this preview. I want to thank them for supporting Jambalaya Plays Games. Everything you see today is in... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Sorcerer & Stones

Designer: Nightsorrow Chou, Eros Lin Artist: Stephen Tsai Publisher: Deep Water Games, EmperorS4 Player Count: 2-4 players Play time: 30-60 minutes A prototype copy of Sorcerer & Stones was provided by Deep Water Games for preview. I would like to thank them for supporting my blog. Everything you see in today’s preview does not represent... Continue Reading →

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Interview with the Designer of Maximum Apocalypse, Michael Gnade

 I was able to track down the designer of Maximum Apocalypse and Brass Empire, Michael Gnade. Thankfully, he was able to take time out his busy schedule to respond to a couple questions about the upcoming campaign through email. The Kickstarter campaign for Maximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors launches on March 27th. What is Maximum Apocalypse?... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: The Primary (Solo mode)

Designer: Matt Quock Artist: Sebastián Koziner, Rocio Ogñenovic   Publisher: Mountaintop Games Player Count: 1-5 Play time: 45 to 60 min I want to be clear before we get started with this preview. THIS GAME IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. The best way to describe the game is that it’s more of a teaching tool about the electoral college system and... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Cat Rescue

Designer: Ta-Te Wu Publisher: Sunrise Tornado Game Studio Plays: 1-4 players (5 players with expansion) Play Time: 15-30 minutes (Solo play is closer to 15) A prototype copy of  Cat Rescue was provided by Ta-Ta We for preview. I would like to thank them for supporting my blog. Everything you see in today’s preview is... Continue Reading →

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Vinyl Kickstarter Giveaway

Giveaway Time I decided to have a giveaway because of the level of excitement attached to the Vinyl Campaign. With the support of Talon Strikes Studios, I am able to giveaway a copy. I don't get paid to do this or receive favors from publishers in exchange for my positivity. I hope you stick around... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Fire in the Library

Designer:  Tony Miller, John Prather Artist: Katie Khau, Beth Sobel Publisher: Weird Giraffe Games Player count: 1-6 players Play time: 15-30 min A prototype copy of  Fire in the Library was provided by Weird Giraffe Games for preview. I would like to thank them for supporting my blog. Everything you see in today’s preview is in prototype form and does... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Vinyl

Publisher: Talon Strikes Studios LLC Developer: Eric Alvarado Artist: Jason Wasburn Player Count: 2-4 Players (Played at all player counts once) A prototype copy of Vinyl was provided by Talon Strikes Studios for preview. I would like to thank them for supporting my blog. Everything you see in today’s preview is in prototype form and... Continue Reading →

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Review: Ink Monsters

Albino Dragon Games Designers: Erica Hayes-Bouyouris and Daryl Andrews Player count; 2-6 Players Ages 6+ Play time : 20-30 minutes MSRP: $18.99 A review copy of Ink Monsters was provided by Albino Dragon Games. I want to thank them for supporting my blog. Ink Monsters In Ink Monsters, you’re moving a pen around a circle... Continue Reading →

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Interview with Alexandre Aboud, Co-Designer of Arena: The Contest

Arena: The Contest Designers: Alexandre Aboud, Danilo de Alcantara, Clayton Machado Publisher: Dragori Games Plays: 1-8 Players Play Time: 45-90 minutes Age: 14+ I’ve had my eye on Arena: The Contest for about six months. I’m a sucker for a good dungeon crawling game with sweet miniatures, but I’m not easily fooled by awesome artwork... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Chronicles of Crime

Publisher: Lucky Duck Game Designer: David Cicurel    Artists: Gebreselassie, Mateusz Komada, Katarzyna Kosobucka Player count: 1-4 players (1 and 2 player were play for this preview) Play time: 60 to 90 minutes A prototype  print and play file of  Chronicles of Crime was provided by Lucky Duck Games for this preview. I want to thank Lucky Duck... Continue Reading →

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Review: Seikatsu

Publisher: IDW Games Designers: Matt Loomis & Issac Shalev Artwork: Peter Wocken ( Art & Graphic Design), Lucas Mendonca, Sam Barlin Player count 1-4 Players Playtime: 30 minutes (Played 1, 2, 3 players) A copy of Seikatsu was provided by IDW Games for review. I would like to thank IDW Games for supporting my blog. ... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Guardian’s Gambit

Publisher: Knights of Norwood Developers: Peter Raber and Michael Flahive Player Count: 2 players Play time: 10 - 15 min A prototype copy for Guardian's Gambit was provided by Knights of Norwood for this preview. Everything you see is in prototype form, but some of the artwork is close to final. I want to thank Michael... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter for Solo Players

Yeesh! Solo players have a plenty of options to choose from this month. I had to create a post to inform you of what's out there and why I'm interested. Let's get to it. Pulp Detective My Kickstarter Preview Cooperative: 1-2 players 30 minutes In Pulp Detective, you play as a detective trying to solve... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Pulp Detective

Publisher: AVStudioGames- LudioBooster (Alban Viard Studio Games) Designer and Artist: Todd Sanders Plays: 1-2 players (It's a solo game with a optional 2 player variant) Play time: 20-30 min   Age: 14+ Print and play files were provided by the publisher for this preview. All of the components and artwork you see are in prototype form... Continue Reading →

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Interview: Daryl Andrew and Erica Hayes-Bouyouris, designers of Roar: King of the Pride by IDW Games

Publisher: IDW Games Designers: Daryl Andrews, Erica Hayes-Bouyouris Art: Vincent Dutrait (Personal Favorite) Player Count: 3-6 Age: 14+ Play Time: 60-90 min Daryl Andrews and Erica Hayes-Bouyouris are an up and coming duo of developers who started to grab my attention. With games like Ink Monsters and Roar: King of the Pride, along with future... Continue Reading →

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Review: Dice Throne

Designers: Manny Trembley, Nate Chatellier Art: Manny Trembley Publisher: Mind Bottling Games, Roxley Plays: 20 to 40 minutes Player Count: 2-6 players (2 player only for review) Aaaaaaah Memories. When I was around 10 years old, I would beg my mother for $10.00 to go to the mall. Yes, $10.00 got you a long way... Continue Reading →

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Review: Purrrlock Holmes 

Published by: IDW Games Designer: Stephen Sauer Artist: Jacqui Davis Plays: 2-5 players 10 to 30 at max player count A copy of Purrlock Holmes was provided for review by IDW Games. I want to thank them for supporting my site. Purrrlock Holmes is a short and sweet deduction game where players take the roles of ... Continue Reading →

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Kickstarter Preview: Cogs and Commissars

Published by: Atlas Games Designer: Matt Haga Artist: Zoran Cardula Plays: 2-6 players in about 30 to 40 min A prototype of Cogs and Commissars was provided by Atlas Games for this preview. The project is seeking funding on Kickstarter, launching on January 30, 2018. *I apologize for the pictures in this preview. I had... Continue Reading →

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Triplock: I Appreciate You Series 2017

Published by: Chip Theory Games Designed by: Josh and Adam Carlson Plays: 1-2 player (3 player variant is possible) in about 15-30 minutes max. I appreciate Chip Theory Games. Every game I own in their catalog, I haven't been disappointed ONCE. The quality of their game starts from the packaging, to the components and of... Continue Reading →

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Long Form Review: Michael Strogoff

Publisher: Devir Games Designer: Alberto Corral Artist: Pedro Soto A copy of Michael Strogoff was provided by Devir Games for review. I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to work with them. Father of Science Fiction Jules Verne is a well author who is responsible for some of the best science fiction... Continue Reading →

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FIRST CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

Hello, I wanted to give new visitors and followers something nice for the holidays. I am offering a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky person. It's a an easy Gleam contest. Here is one condition that will be added. If you follow the blog, I will throw in an extra entry for you. Maybe you... Continue Reading →

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8 Holiday Family Gaming Picks

Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you're ready for a short week and spending some time with the people you love. Sooooooooo spending time with loved ones gives you the opportunity to whip out some GAMES! You may be the person in charge of providing the games or your family and friends fight to get... Continue Reading →

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Review: Harvest Dice

Game Designer: Danny Devine Game Development: Joshua Lobkowicz Published by: Grey Fox Games Art and Graphics: Tyler Myatt & Danny Devine Play: 2-4 Players, 15 to 30 min A review copy of Harvest Dice was provided by Grey Fox Games. Many sheets were destroyed writing this review. That makes me sad, but I had fun!... Continue Reading →

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The Opinionated D-Day Dice 2nd Edition Kickstarter Preview

Designer: Emmanuel Aquin Artist: Emmanuael Aquin, Mark Poole Published: First Edition published by Valley Games Inc., Second Edition by Word Forge Games Playtime: 30-45 min. Depends on the map Player Count: 1-4 players The 2nd Edition D-Day Dice demo set was provided by Word Forge Games for preview.  All components and artwork do not represent the... Continue Reading →

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Review: D-Day Dice First Edition

Designer: Emmanuel Aquin Artist: Emmanuael Aquin, Mark Poole Published: Valley Games Inc Playtime: 30-45 min. Depends on the map Player Count: 1-4 players Storming the Beach D-Day Dice is a dice rolling cooperative board game where players represent Allied soldiers storming through German machine gun nests. You and your fellow comrades work together to collect... Continue Reading →

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Remember Remember….November!

Hello everyone out there! I am really excited about this next month of content because publishers have been very kind to me. You should see a lot of thank you thank you thank you in my posts this month. I should also thank you all for reading my posts this past month. I had no... Continue Reading →

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KICKSTARTER PREVIEW: CAST THE RITUAL

Developed by: Cliff Stornel Published by: Cliffside Games Player Count 2-5 players Play Time: 30 to 60 min (40 - 45 minutes sweet spot after first playthrough) Cast the Ritual is seeking funding on Kickstarter and launches in late October/Early November. I will update this page when the date is final. What is Cast The... Continue Reading →

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CONTENT IS ON THE WAY!

Sorry Sorry Sorry.... I was out of town for about a week and came home to a couple days of sickness. I'm back and I have deadlines to meet, which means more content for you! I hope that you enjoy what's coming up in the next month or so. I will be honest with you... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: SPARKLE KITTY

Game Design: Manny Vega Published by: Breaking Games Plays: 3 to 8 players Time: 15 minutes The Recipe Hand management Uno-like game play Light take that mechanics I passed by the Sparkle Kitty demo at Gencon several times. I didn't really give it too much attention because I was hunting down the biggest bestest hottest titles in... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: ROBOTS LOVE ICE CREAM

Game Design: Chad Elkins Artists: Thomas Holt Published by: 25th Century Games Plays: 1 to 4 players Time: 20-30 minutes (2 min set up after 1st play) The Recipe Cooperative and Solitaire Set Collection Hand Management Trip to local ice cream/custard store If Robots Love Ice Cream looks familiar to you, you’ve probably heard of... Continue Reading →

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