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Episode 86: 2021 WiscoDice Gift Giving Guide

Join the WiscoDice crew as they give their suggestions for games and hobby accessories to gift this year.

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Episode 85: Mansions of Madness and GenCon Recap

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Consey and Suzanne Starting off on their GenCon 2021 Adventure

Join the WiscoDice crew as they review the hit game Mansions of Madness. Plus get their thoughts on attending GenCon 2021 in Indianapolis.

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5 Hidden Gems: What makes my Board Games Collection Standout

Hidden gems, these great games set your collection apart from others. In the thousands of different games available to you, how do you find these games that make your personal collection unique? For me, I’ve had great luck with recommendations from our local game store and playing unique games at friend’s homes.

Hidden Gems

After reviewing our game collection, I came up with 5 hidden gem games. In no particular order:

  1. Steampunk Rally
  2. Brew Crafters
  3. Starving Artists
  4. Gearworks
  5. Isle of Skye

After the Empire: Epic Kingdoms Await You

After the Empire is a unique Tower Defense/Worker Placement game from Grey Fox Games. Players will build up their castle defenses and hire soldiers and mercenaries to defend against the ever-growing threat of invaders. Will you be able to build the wealthiest kingdom by the end of seven rounds? Lets find out in this review of After the Empire!

  • Players: 2-4
  • Playtime: 90 minutes
  • Publisher: Grey Fox Games
  • Designers: Evan Halbert, Ryan Mauk

Hallertau – Uwe’s Latest Heavy Gaming Masterpiece

Hallertau

Uwe Rosenberg, one of the most well known designers of board games, has been at it again with his new game Hallertau. Published by Lookout Games we bought this game at the same time as we picked up another game from Uwe you may have heard of, A Feast for Odin.

What we were surprised was that the box was almost as heavy as the mighty 7 pound box that is A Feast for Odin. At nearly 6 pounds of game contents, Hallertau is no light weight game. Weight of the game boxes isn’t the only thing that makes these heavy games. There is a complexity of the rules and game interactions that are common to Uwe Rosenberg designed games.

However, is this really a masterpiece game? Let’s dig into the game and find out!

  • Players: 1-4
  • Playtime (with Setup): we find it around 90-180 minutes
  • Publisher: Lookout Games
  • Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

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