News & Reviews — card games

Staff Pick: Battle Line

Posted by Charlie Graham on

On a cold November day in 333 BCE, the two greatest armies of the Western world met among the mud-caked foothills of modern-day Turkey, near a town called Issus. On one side stood 100,000 Persians, led by Darius III, the last king of the grand Achaemenid Empire of Persia. On the other, 40,000 Macedonians, Thracians, Thessalonians, and various other Greek mercenaries, led by a man so storied that we call him The Great - King Alexander the III of Macedon. In his quest to reach “the ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea,” Alexander sought to conquer the...

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Staff Pick: Sleeping Queens

Posted by Linda Schmidt on

Buy Sleeping Queens 10th Anniversary Jessica recommends Sleeping Queens to just about every family with young kids that walks through our doors.  Find out why! "Dragons, potions, kings, queens and … math? Shhh. I won’t tell if you won’t. Sleeping Queens celebrated its 10th birthday this year (it was invented by a 6-year-old girl and her family), and I still can’t think of a better title to support young gamers on their way from Old Maid and Go Fish to more skill-based card games. Players compete to draw face-down Queen cards of varying value from a central layout in order to...

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