Boss Monster

A  dungeon building card game for 2 to 4 players in 20 minutes.  Build up your bosses dungeons to destroy more heroes that dare to come your way.  Each card has different kinds of enemies to create difficulties for heroes, but heroes also come in many varieties of strength, skill, and number to test your dungeon.  Get rid of 10 heroes first to win, but lose if too many heroes get through and wound your boss 5 times.

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Secret Hitler

A strangely themed but entertaining party game for 5 to 10 players in 45 minutes.  It is a game played between teams of liberals and fascists.  Fascists try to secretly get fascist laws by the liberal team without being caught and also to get their secret Hitler elected if possible.  Liberals try get liberal laws passed and to try to assassinate the secret Hitler if possible.  This is all meant to take place before World War 2.

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Rex: Final Days of an Empire

An area control space battle/negotiation between races game for 3 to 6 players that takes about 2 hours.  Rex is set in the same world as Twilight Imperium which I may get in the future.  This is a much shorter game however based on a previous Dune game.  This game is set at the end of the Lazax Empire and the events that surrounded it prior to the time period of Twilight Imperium.

There are many races to control with different racial strengths, abilities, and goals.  The goal is controlling 3 key areas to win through negotiation, battle, partnership, betrayal, or whatever.  The partners or individual who control 3 key areas win the game.

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Diamonds

A trick-taking game for 2 to 6 players in 20 to 30 minutes similar to hearts or other common card games except when taking tricks or playing against the  chosen suit (sluffing) the different suits also create actions that allow players to take diamonds.  Whoever has the most diamonds after a few rounds of play is the winner.

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Champions of Midgard

A Viking mythology themed worker placement game with dice rolling battle for 2 to 4 players in 60 to 90 minutes.  Play as a clan leader defending people against creatures attacking a harbor town.  Gain the most glory and be named Jarl in the end if you win.  Battle is done by collecting special dice as your warriors and resources must be collected to build and feed your people.

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Tyrants of the Underdark

2 to 4 players in 60 minutes. A fantasy themed game of deck building, area control, assassination, and recruiting more minions.  The game starts with players shuffling together 2 decks of 40 cards.  Cards represent minions with different specialties in factions of Drow, Dragons, Demons, and Elemental Evil.  The game is won by the player with the most points gained through the various power plays, area control, assassination, promotion to the inner circle, etc.

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Day & Night

2 players in 45 minutes.  Play as Lady Day or Lady Night in a contest to control more area on the board.  The 2 ladies have different styles of magic and powers they can use by playing cards of magic in order to take control of a tile.  Enough tiles linked together, and player can place a temple.  The player that gains 2 temples first wins.

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Forbidden Desert

2 to 5 players in 45 minutes.  A game of cooperative survival in an ever changing desert landscape.  Find all the treasure pieces and get out with your team before you get buried by sand. The gameplay is similar to Forbidden Island with the same kind of modular board which creates a somewhat different game each time.  It is an improvement over Forbidden Island with some interesting new twists on the theme.  The box still often wins leading to frustration but a desire to try again and win.

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Carcassonne

2 to 5 players in 30 to 45 minutes. A quick but strategic game of tile placement set in Carcassonne France in Medieval times.  Points can be scored by completing certain kinds areas with a player’s Meeple inside.  It is simple to play but has many possibilities and a boatload of expansions.

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Fields of Green

2 to 4 players in 40 to 90 minutes. Build, finance, maintain, and manage the most economically successful farm in this tableau building game. Last through 4 seasons of a year while expanding and making money that can turn to VP.  The player with the most victory points wins.

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