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5 Best Games to Take You Beyond Monopoly

Hobby gaming has grown over the years. More people are discovering hobby games and the ease of acquiring both new and unique games continues to grow. Because of the shear volume of games available, knowing how to branch out can seem intimidating. Let’s dive into WicosDice’s 5 best games to take you beyond Monopoly!

Image of dog peeking above the 5 game boxes
5 Games to take you Beyond Monopoly
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Splendor
  • Mysterium Park
  • Small World
  • The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine

Board Game Brunch: Tinkering with Gearworks and Cheese Turnovers

Image of Board Game Brunch food and Gearworks box
Board Game Brunch Food and Gearworks Box

What better to do on a Sunday morning than take a bit of this and some of that to create something new and unique. For today’s Board Game Brunch we played Gearworks by PieceKeeper Games and paired it with some Victorian Era Cheese Turnovers.

Episode 77: WiscoDice Strikes Back with Star Wars: Rebellion

Star Wars: Rebellion

For episode 77 of the WiscoDice Tabletop Gaming Podcast we review Star Wars: Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.

Other games we talk about on the show include:

Rebellion all set up and being played
Look at that Death Star!!!

We also talk about online gaming platforms. The platforms that were mentioned:

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Gaming Spotlight: Cthulhu Wars

Cthulhu Wars is a mythos game based losely on the tales of H.P. Lovecraft. You know, those great short stories that he wrote. Ok, if you don’t know them, think gribbly horrifying monsters, mind bending creatures and general horror usually written pretty dryly. I will recommend though, that if you are new to the mythos that stories like Dunwhich Horror are a great place to start. Needless to say, I am a fan.

So, like a lot of folks that watched the kickstarter for this game, I was a little unsure of dropping the kind of money they wanted to buy the core game. I figured it was probably better just to hang out, wait for it to hit stores and see what people think. Not to mention, then at least some of the money goes to my FLGS which needs it as much as this company making this game needs it. So when it hit the shelves at Pegasus Games, after a few minutes of indicision and staring at the box it was mine. Ok, so I did read a few reviews and watch a couple of how to play videos before I bought it.

Gaming Spotlight: Alien Frontiers

Alien Frontiers is a board game of with a theme of colonization of a planet. You are in a race with your other players in the game to complete your colonization of the planet before they do. Overall, the game is a solid game and seemed best with 4-5 players in our experience.

AlienFrontiers

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