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Boardgame Review, By Kisa Klein -

I’m actually pleasantly surprised - I thought the most disheartened figurine I ever saw would at least be from an apocalyptic survival game, if not from whatever dark RPG that White Wolf came back from the dead with. Instead the most anguished miniature I’ve come across is penguin-shaped. And furthermore, I’m pleased, because penguins had it coming. Look at these shady fucks. Penguins are cute and cuddly little bastards or whatever, I get it, fine, majority rules and all that. I still maintain that I have not slept well since that evil little fucker from Wallace and Grommet was hand-molded...

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Boardgame Review, By Kisa Klein -

Everyone who was around for the 90s eventually played The Oregon Trail: a computer game where you named each traveler after your friends and had great fun finding out who died of dysentery. We all played, and some of us even won - by which I mean you lived sometimes. It was a game of planning your trip carefully and hoping the worst didn’t happen to you. It was difficult, and showed off the horrors that a traveling caravan could expect to find. And we were all pretty sure that its purpose was to show kids how good they have...

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Boardgame Review, By Kisa Klein -

In Tokaido, I’m a ronin - a masterless samurai named Kinko (I already made the Kinkos joke during the game so shush.) I’m traveling from Kyoto to Edo, along the famously divine Tokaido route, where beauty is in abundance. As I’m traveling, I wander through a marketplace and pick up a few souvenirs. I continue on to a temple at which I pay my respects, meet a new friend, and do a bit of work at a local farm for some extra money. At the end of the day, I check in to an inn, treat myself to a local...

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