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.

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Cheaty Mages

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.

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Love Letter 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.

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