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How soon until I unlock the new dealer? I hate this smirking jerk.
We mentioned it a few weeks ago--and it wasn't supposed to happen until tomorrow--but Card Crawl's massive 2.0 update has gone live! This update brings new monsters, new special ability cards, and new art...

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Don't get too excited. The art is fantastic, but the theme is a complete paste job.
Every few years a board game pops up that becomes the face of the hobby for a bit.

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This doesn't look like my old Fortran class.
While not normally associated with having a great time, working in a bureaucracy can still make a rather interesting setting for a video game. Papers, Please immediately comes to mind as the crown jewel of the genre.

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The Christmas truce scenario.
It takes a lot of guts to skip the well-worn beaches of Normandy, the chill of the Eastern Front, or the dust of North Africa and, instead, create a game dealing with the horrors of Flanders and Verdun.

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wherefore with infection should he live
A few weeks ago we previewed Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp from HexWar and Victory Point Games. At that point, we only knew that the infection would begin sometime in June.

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To sleep, perchance to dream, he said, moments before being gored by a line drawing of a unicorn.
We merry few (and Richard Garfield) were not the only ones besotted by Peter Whalen's extraordinary deck-building roguelike Dream Quest last year.

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Bad medicine is what I need.
You might remember Big Pharma from when it was announced last year -- a game about making a pharmaceuticals factory that borrowed ideas from SpaceChem and dropped them into the ethically sticky world of drugs. Publisher Cliff Harris sent me a...

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Seems fair
When I picture what Blizzard HQ must look like, the first image that enters my mind is Scrooge McDuck cannonballing into a monstrous pile of gold coins. I must be wrong, however, because their latest announcement makes it seem like they're desperate for cash.

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Try not to break a rib from laughing too hard
Some of you may not be familiar with the classic party game Apples to Apples. Basically, it's the clean version of Cards Against Humanity. There, I knew that would clear things up.

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They're creepy and they're kooky. [Image by Serendip01]
Gloom is a weird game. The cards are printed on sheets of transparent plastic and you place them on top of each other so that some effects are blocked while others still show through.

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