SaltCon 2015: Artemis

SaltCon 2015: Artemis
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 Artemis was unlike any game I’ve ever played before. It wasn’t a tabletop game, but it definitely catered to that small niche in the gaming community.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: Eight-Minute Empire

SaltCon 2015: Eight-Minute Empire
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 This wonderful board game both designed and illustrated by Ryan Laukat is a quick strategy game that is as challenging as it is beautiful.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: Villages

SaltCon 2015: Villages
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 I have a personal weakness for board games with pixellated video game art, and Villages capitalized on that weakness immediately.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: Cthulhu Wars

SaltCon 2015: Cthulhu Wars
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As a game, Cthulhu Wars follows the Risk template of conquering the world bit by bit, except instead of raising armies to fight nobly on the field of battle, you’re summoning Elder Gods and their wretched spawn to corrupt and conquer the Earth.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: EAE Showcase

SaltCon 2015: EAE Showcase
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 At the far end of the exhibit hall, a couple of student teams from the University of Utah’s EAE program had set up game demos.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: Flash Point: Fire Rescue

SaltCon 2015: Flash Point: Fire Rescue
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Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a delightfully elegant cooperative board gaming experience. The players take on the role of a specialist in a team of firefighters who must save as many people as possible from being burned to death in a house fire.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: Castles of Mad King Ludwig

SaltCon 2015: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
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In this competitive eurogame, you compete to build a castle that will win you the most victory points at the end of the game. Trouble is, you have to satisfy a whole host of conditions for each room in your castle and compete for choice room types and sizes. … read more

SaltCon 2015: Dungeons & Dragons – Ruins of Thundertree

SaltCon 2015: Dungeons & Dragons – Ruins of Thundertree
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At every single gaming convention I’ve ever gone to, I have always tried to squeeze in a game of Dungeons & Dragons, and virtually every time, I walk away disappointed. Most of the time, it’s because of an overworked Dungeon Master who runs us through an introductory adventure with zero drama, excitement or roleplaying.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: Smiling Pines

SaltCon 2015: Smiling Pines
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I came across the Smiling Pines booth, drawn in by the brilliant branding of Bejinx: The Game Changer. Kristy and John Oglivie have designed and created one of the most innovative, multifaceted concepts for repurposing old games that I have ever observed.  … read more

SaltCon 2015: 7 Wonders

SaltCon 2015: 7 Wonders
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This is my absolute favorite game at the moment. I have played it for hours on end and I cannot seem to get enough of it.  … read more