Elder Sign : make sure the Ancient One is sealed away!

Arkham is not a safe town to be in, but you’re seasoned investigators used to all the horrors that fall upon this place. This time the danger seems to lurk in the museum at Miskatonic University, and it’s your job to work together to solve mysteries in the museum and close the portal before the Ancient One awakes. So grab your trusted dice, and try to not go insane, because it’s time to play Elder Sign

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Forbidden Island : get the treasures and don’t drown!

I love cooperative games (or co-ops) where all the players work together to survive and beat the game. To me the master of co-ops is game designer Matt Leacock. His games are polished and always ramp up the tension the longer you play, but they are not overly complicated or take all night. The first of his games that I tried was Forbidden Island, published by Gamewright. It’s a neat little co-op in which 2-4 adventurers work to get all four treasures while the island is sinking, trying to take both treasures and adventurers with it. It sounds and looks simple, but it won’t be easy to survive the Forbidden Island…

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Carcassonne : the classic tile laying game

There are a few games that can be considered true modern classics. Carcassonne is one such game. In it you are recreating the beautiful historical French countryside complete with walled cities, roads, cloisters, and fields. I have a newer edition of the base game, Carcassone 2.0, which is what I will present and review for you today. It comes with the mini expansions The River and The Abbot, which I will review towards the end of this post. This edition also has updated art, which I really like. The cities have a darker ground compared to the walls, both blue and red roofs on the buildings (which there are more of as well), and even some trees! The art is overall more detailed and looks really nice, especially with the added River mini expansion. Now, lets get to building those cities and roads!

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