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Magic Maze: The Most Frustratingly Fun Coop

Posted by Anna Geare on

Magic Maze: The Most Frustratingly Fun Coop

Silently yell and gesture at your friends while playing Magic Maze, a coop board game where not a single player can talk. The game takes place in a mall, which expands as the game is played, much like the game Betrayal at House on the Hill. The object of the game is to get each of the characters to the location of the object they plan to steal, then out through their respective exits. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. You have 4 characters and 1-8 players. Each player is able to move every character, but only in their assigned direction. If...

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Dice Forge: Deck building with dice!?

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Dice Forge is like a deck building game, but instead of adding cards, you replace faces of the two dice you roll. The game by Libellud features cute artwork, themed in a quasi-greco fantasy world. Everyone rolls on all player’s turns, so resources are built up quickly. The object of the game is score the most points at the end. There are a multitude of ways to score these points, from killing monsters to buying a die face with points on them. The resources and monsters you can buy are also limited. Dice Forge has included several different modes with...

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Gaming Review: Betrayal At House on the Hill

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Gaming Review: Betrayal At House on the Hill

You and your friends are exploring around a creepy house in the middle of the woods. You hear screams as you make your way throughout the house. Finding stranger and stranger objects, until one just sort of clicks with you. You know what you must do. Betrayal at House on the Hill is a game where 4-6 players all explore a house consisting of a upper level, ground level, and a basement. The players try to unlock the house’s secrets. The game consisting of two halves. First, is the exploration stage. The players unlock each room by by placing a room tile...

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Food Blog: Call of Foodthulhu

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Food Blog: Call of Foodthulhu

Brian, who is obsessed with Cthulhu, had a birthday recently. I decided to give a theme to his birthday dinner. While this is a great dinner idea, this could also be used for some great snacks for Call of Cthulhu or a Cthulhu themed board game night. Or you could make them for the usual night of dark overlord worshiping. The appetizer was supposed to be some Cthulhu shaped pretzels. Unfortunately, this was a failure. The dough never rose and I was left with a pot of primordial green goop... Perhaps I did something wrong? Feel free to give it...

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Game Master Tips n' Tricks: Creating a Story

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So you’ve decided you want to run a Role-Playing Game? How do you decide to pick what you want to play? How to write a good story that will make everyone feel involved? These are questions that we will cover through the next few posts to give you a good start. I will address the first topic: How do I decide what I want to play? Tip #1: Discuss what you want to play and why you want to play it. Example: You want to play some sort of investigation game. Rachel loves puzzles in video games. Tom really likes...

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