Tl;dr: Defenders of the Realm

Tl;dr: Defenders of the Realm

Don’t have time to read our full review? Our tl;dr goes over the basics of the game and gives our most recent opinion of it. Check it out if you’re considering the game!


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Tl;dr: Hanabi

Tl;dr: Hanabi

As a totally non-biased reviewer whose favorite couple’s game is totally not this right now, you don’t even need to read the review since you should just get this game. Unless you already own the game and just want my opinion. That’s acceptable.


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Tl;dr: Animal Upon Animal

Tl;dr: Animal Upon Animal

Animal Upon Animal is a very light dexterity game where you balance wooden animals on top of each other. You roll the dice to determine what you have to do on each turn, and the first person to successfully balance all their animals wins! Whet your appetite on our short review and stay tuned for the full review soon!


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Tl;dr: Forbidden Island

Tl;dr: Forbidden Island

The first of our Tl;dr series of shorter reviews, here we do a quick comparison of Forbidden Island to Pandemic. Find out which we like to play more and be on the lookout for the longer review of Forbidden Island soon!


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Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island is a light cooperative game which places you and your adventure-seeking friends on an ever sinking island. In your ever-astute wisdom, you all decide to grab the treasure before fleeing in one of your multiple helicopters…but don’t worry, you can somehow restore any part of the island that’s flooded to its gloriously dry state. A little far-fetched, maybe, but definitely a fun little filer and a great stepping stone game for learning mechanics common in much more complicated games. If you’re thinking about Pandemic or even Defenders of the Realm and haven’t played many other games yet, you might want to try Forbidden Island first to see if you like the style.


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The Castles of Burgundy

In the Castles of Burgundy, you’re an aristocrat trying to build up your estate more efficiently than your fellow aristocrats. Though the theme is relatively dry, the game uses interesting mechanics and a style of indirect competition that makes it a great couple’s game.


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Ticket to Ride: Europe 1

Ticket to Ride: Europe

Ticket to Ride is a commonly recommended “gateway game,” meaning a game used to introduce people to new mechanics and deeper gameplay than childhood staples such as Monopoly, Clue, or Sorry, to name a few. Is its popularity well deserved? Let’s take a look!


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Hanabi

Hanabi is a card game with one major difference – you can see other players’ hands, but not your own. As a co-op game, you work together with the other players to deduce what cards you have in your hand, when and if you can play them, and how many points you can get before the deck runs out.


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Defenders of the Realm

Defenders of the Realm

Defenders of the Realm is a co-op adventure in which you take hold of a hero charged with defending your kingdom’s realm from four monstrous generals seeking to invade your beloved Monarch City. The base game comes with eight heroes (the Sorceress, the Cleric, the Eagle Rider, the Paladin, the Rogue, the Wizard, the Ranger, and the Dwarf) who join forces to take on Sapphire the Dragonkin general, Varkolak the Undead general, Balazarg the Demon general, Gorgutt the Orc general, and their myriad of minions. By juggling your hero’s action points and Hero cards drawn at the end of each turn, you seek to counter the ever-marching generals and prolific minions that also spread at the end of each turn.


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