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Posted on Feb 20, 2008 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Rheinlander – Game Review

Pitting three to five players against each other, Rheinlander is a race to carve up the medieval-era Rhein River valley into fiefdoms. As play proceeds, players consolidate their holdings into larger realms by muscling out the neighbors. Rheinlander is an excellent game. Players who take satisfaction from teasing a win out of a difficult situation will find themselves drawn to this game again and again. Rheinlander is typical of German-style boardgames in general, and of Knizia games in particular, in that there are usually several appealing options available to each player on any given turn. The style of play in Rheinlander is simple, yet still providing players with layers of potential strategy just beneath the surface. This game should not be seen as a historical simulation, but rather as an interesting strategic challenge. To start, each player selects all the dukes and control markers (knights) of one color, plus three bastion markers. Five cards are dealt to each player. The cards, numbered 1 to 54, correspond to spaces on...

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Posted on Aug 30, 2007 in Boardgames, Front Page Features

Saratoga Review

A fledgling nation stands on the tipping point as American and British forces collide. Break the reckless insurrection of the colonists or deal a black-eye to the world's superpower in Saratoga.

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