Building an Epic Deck: Part 3 of 3

So at this point, you should have a path to victory and a bread-and-butter offense card, and therefore, probably 7-9 cards of your deck already filled out.  There can be exceptions, like Dooku’s 4-card TAUNTING is really his entire path to victory right there, so we’ll refer to his deck frequently in filling the rest …

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Making Epic Decks Part 2 of 3

Continuing the guidelines on building a good Epic Duels deck.  So you know why you’re doing a deck, and you know, typically in a combination of 4-6 cards, it’s path to victory.  Now what? 3.  Bread-and-butter offense: I used to call this the “signature card” but bread-and-butter is a better descriptor, and I’m intentionally adding …

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Board game roundup: Games with high do-something ability

I write about this concept a lot, and want to spell it out with examples of the games that do it best.  There are many different ways to achieve it, here we go: Building Agricola The Uwe Rosenberg worker placement game is sort of my classic do-something game.  Even if you don’t win, who doesn’t …

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Terraforming Mars Championship at GenCon Aug 2-4

If you’re going to GenCon this year from Aug 2-5, there’s still time to get in on the Terraforming Mars Championship, officially sanctioned by Stronghold Games! Sign up now! If you’re thinking of going to GenCon, it’s not too late to get tickets. Get a badge! Join the wait list at hotels — things typically will …

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Battle of the Underground: Caverna Cave vs. Cave review

I covered the best 2-player board games a while back, and tweeted it out.  Mountaintop Games in Madison, WI (@mtntopgames) replied with “Caverna: Cave vs. Cave!” and I finally got a chance to give this one a try.  Now that I’ve played it, I can review it, and it belongs right in there with all the …

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Solo: A Star Wars story and Epic Duels

You might have heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie out in theaters.  Every new film has brought us new characters worthy of representation in Epic Duels, and this one is no exception. WARNING:  Light spoilers ahead. I’m not giving too much away when I say that not all of the characters are who …

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Oh man, Oh Jeez: A Rick and Morty Munchkin Review

With the recent news that Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s television show Rick and Morty has been renewed for a massive 70 more episodes, I thought it was a great time to review the Rick and Morty version of Munchkin. Overview This game is just Steve Jackson’s Munchkin but with a Rick and Morty theme …

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Gettin’ fancy: The Broken Token Review

I recently picked up two board game organization kits from The Broken Token and have been very happy with them. I’ve been so happy that I wanted to show off some photos on Geektopia and write a review. These organizers are really useful, look amazing, and are easy to assemble. I highly recommend them to …

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