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GeekDad Review: Smash Up Munchkin

GeekDad Review: Smash Up Munchkin

I don’t get to play ‘Munchkin’ as often as I’d like to, but I’m a big fan of the writing and artwork that goes into every version and expansion of the game. And since I’d never played AEG’s ‘Smash Up,’ the opportunity to play this year’s new combination of the two–‘Smash Up Munchkin’–was one of many Gen Con 2015 treats. Read More

Smash Up Expansion: Science Fiction Double Feature

Smash Up Expansion: Science Fiction Double Feature

Since the first time my robot dinosaurs systematically devoured my son’s zombie wizards, quickly followed by his robot tricksters eradicating my pirate ninjas, I’ve been a fan of Smash Up. When I heard there were going to be Cyborg Apes in the Science Fiction Double Feature Expansion, I really couldn’t resist. Cyborg Apes, people! What am I, made of stone? Read More

Cheaty Mages Is a Good Bet

Cheaty Mages Is a Good Bet

From Seiji Kanai, the designer of Love Letter, comes another small game that packs a big punch. Cheaty Mages, released this fall by AEG, is about arena battles between mythical creatures: dragons and minotaurs, ghosts and goblins. But you don’t play these fighters; instead, you play the mages who bet on the fights … and cast spells as insurance against your wagers. Read More

Love Letter: Now Available in Kanai Factory Limited Edition

Love Letter: Now Available in Kanai Factory Limited Edition

Love Letter is a clever little game that consists of nothing more than 16 cards and a few tokens for keeping score. When AEG released it last year, it was part of their Tempest line of games which have a shared storyline and cast of characters. They’re now re-releasing the game in a Kanai Factory Limited Edition which reproduces the look of the original design by Seiji Kanai, with artwork by Noboru Sugiura. Read More

Guildhall—Now With Job Faire!

Guildhall—Now With Job Faire!

Guildhall: Job Faire is a stand-alone expansion to AEG’s Guildhall, with six new types of workers that can either be played on their own or mixed in with the original game. Like the original, Job Faire is an engaging and quick card game that offers more depth than you might expect. Read More

Win a Copy of Nightfall From AEG!

AEG, the company behind the dungeon-crawling deck-building game Thunderstone, has announced a new game coming this spring: Nightfall. I haven’t gotten a chance to play it yet, but they’ve taken the deck-building genre and turned it into a player-vs.-player battle. … Read More