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So many cards it's like Justin Bieber's in the hospital.
Now that Realms Unraveled is out for Ascension, there's different seven core sets you can choose to play with, plus a mess of promo packs.

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Make something great out of all these random parts.
Making a good board game port is hard -- just ask the developers of Manhattan Project, Quarriors, or Mr. Ludo. It might seem as though translating a board game to digital saves you a lot of work.

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Your nearest emergency exit may be behind you.
If you find yourself disillusioned with Kickstarter, blame FTL. Many of us hit the jackpot on our very first pull of that one-armed bandit, and have been pulling and pulling since with only a sore arm and tragic...

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Do they know it's Christmas on this hellish lava world? No, I suppose not.
Good news, citizens! Father Christmas always comes to Mount Hexmap a few days early (he's a big fan of the site -- absolute bastard to play Ascension against) and this year he's...

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100% chance to hit.
This year's strategy game of the year runner-up takes one of last year's finest games and makes it better. XCOM: Enemy Within was an expansion pack for 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown on PC, but for us on iOS & Android it comes...

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There's just enough air left in this compartment to give FTL this award before we all asphyxiate.
After four days of voting, we have our winner for Readers' Choice GOTY: Subset's marvellous port of FTL, which is a damned fine choice.

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The Canon Templar does not approve of your Lifebound-Mechana shipping.
In the wee small hours of the morning, Playdek dropped another expansion on us. Realms Unraveled is a highly respected box for Ascension, the durable deck-building card game that would almost certainly be elected the official pastime...

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Supermassive.
Making a quality board game port is a tall order. Especially when you're a rookie developer. Especially when your game relies so heavily on its tactility and frantic pace. Czech Games Edition's announcement that the company would venture from the realm of cardboard into the murky...

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Sleeves optional
Tempo is a new shooter from Splash Damage, the blokes behind 2012's colorful but soulless tactical game RAD Soldiers. This one looks pretty as well, but has dropped RAD's cartoony overtones in favor of more realistic ones.

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I can't wait to upload my completely original modules, Fort on the Borderlands and Against the Large People.
When we last left the intrepid band at Trapdoor Technologies, they had just been released from their deal with Wizards of the Coast and their plans for a...

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