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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: Pandemic Legacy

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Staff Pick: Pandemic Legacy

Buy Pandemic Legacy - Red It's January. New Year's resolutions have been made and forgotten, the ball has been dropped, and heads are throbbing. Everyone looks forward to a fresh start. Little do you know, this year will go down in history: it's going to be one of the worst years we've ever seen. With 12 months of terror ahead, you and your team must travel around the globe, fighting diseases and quelling the panic that has started to take hold. Before this year is over, humanity will come close to ruin - it's up to you to hold it back from...

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Staff Pick: Mysterium

Posted by Charlie Graham on

<a href="https://cat-mouse-games.myshopify.com/cart/5741214533:1" target="_blank">Buy Mysterium</a> On the night of December 13th, 1894, a man-servant was found dead under highly suspicious circumstances after a costume party in the Warwick mansion. Around a hundred guests attended the party, leaving a long, indistinct list of suspects. Despite a lengthy police investigation, no one was tried for the crime and it was ruled accidental. The Warwick family eventually abandoned the mansion, selling it to the wealthy MacDowell clan. The mansion sat empty for years until Conrad MacDowell, psychic scion of the clan, returned home from the war. Setting his sights on restoring the family holdings, he noticed...

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Staff Pick: The Resistance: Avalon

Posted by Charlie Graham on

  The Resistance: Avalon   5-10 players   30 minutes       How well do you really know your friends? In The Resistance: Avalon, your skills will be put to the test as you try and figure out who among you is lying about their allegiances.You are loyal servants of Arthur, ensuring the safety of the realm through quests handed down by the king himself. Your band of adventurers have set out, unaware that the evil minions of Mordred are hidden in your party, ready to sabotage your plans. It is up to you, be you servant of Arthur or...

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Staff Pick: Colt Express

Posted by Charlie Graham on

Buy Colt Express Ah, the Wild West. A time when guys and gals rode horses, chewed tobacco, and shot each other at the slightest provocation. Cowboys and bandits fought on the lawless plains, riddling the desert air with bullets and hilariously outdated insults. Clattering steam trains roamed the desert, taking high-falutin' rich folk - and their valuables - from town to town. Except it really wasn't like that at all. It was mostly cholera, dust storms, and drinking yourself to death in a run-down frontier bar. But that's not very romantic, so let's suspend our disbelief for a minute and...

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