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I attack the darkness.
Galactic Keep would earn its place in our 2015 wrap-up purely for having virtues so different from those of other games, even other role-playing games. That it delivers so completely on those virtues brings it into the RPG of the Year category, rather...

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It better have time travel, that's all I'm saying.
It's not a secret that we love inkle Studios here at Pocket Tactics. In fact, we spent the summer redesigning Mt. Hexmap so that its labyrinthine passageways conformed the twisting alleyways of Kharé, and Owen is petitioning...

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We all win!
I first became aware of Luca Redwood when I found myself hopelessly addicted to the Pocket Tactics' Word/Puzzle Game of the Year for 2012, 10000000. Three years later and he's done it again with its sequel.

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We usually don't go for cute at Pocket Tactics.
2015 felt like an "off" year for iOS games to me. Perhaps it's because 2014 was so incredible, but there were few games this year that stood out to me as true classics. Auro is one of those precious few games from...

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Beach blanket BLAMMO!
Last we heard from HexWar, they were well on their way to winning the Most Releases of the Month award with two caveats. First, that award doesn't actually exist and, secondly, we just heard that their release expected for tonight, IWO, might have hit...

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Who are you, and what have you done with Sid Meier?
The dictionary is often an excellent place to help focus one's intent when writing. Webster's defines disappointment as: "someone or something that fails to satisfy hopes or expectations ".

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I couldn't have said it better myself.
To be a disappointment, there must first be an expectation of something special. For example, I'm a huge disappointment to my parents who were hoping I'd become a doctor and instead play Galaxy Trucker all day in my pajamas.

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Chewbacca gets nothing and represents the Disappointment of the Year award. Poor Chewie.
It's the end of the year which means it's time for Pocket Tactics' annual Year End Award extravaganza! Unlike other years, we're starting incredibly late this year in order to ensure that we...

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Is that a Dagon in your pocket?
One of Owen's favorite games of 2014 was the wargame sandbox, Wars and Battles. If you remember, the base app was merely a console into which you would buy modules that plug into it, allowing you to play wargames from...

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Sure it's not Shelob, but it's still a giant freakin' spider.
When Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation was announced last year, the biggest surprise was what was missing: its Lord of the Rings theme.

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