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Ra Preview - Should You Back the New Version?
After receiving and playing a preview copy, Nick shares his full thoughts on the latest version of Ra by designer Reiner Knizia, artist Ian O'Toole, and publisher 25th Century Games.
Crowdfunding for Ra is still ongoing until May 25th. You can find the Gamefound page here. Preview copy provided to Bitewing Games by 25th Century Games.
Bitewing Games is planning to cover even more exciting releases from publishers including upcoming Knizia games and beyond. We are also collaborating with Reiner on several publishing projects of our own. To follow our game coverage and publishing projects, subscribe to the Bitewing Games newsletter!
1st Impressions of Foundations of Rome, Meadow, Long Shot: The Dice Game, Iberian Gauge, and more!
Nick shares his 1st impressions of recently released and classic board games including the following:
1:15 - Foundations of Rome
6:00 - Excape / Rapido
8:35 - The Voyages of Marco Polo
11:26 - Meadow
15:11 - Iberian Gauge
19:54 - Rheinlander
23:28 - Mombasa
31:18 - Long Shot: The Dice Game
1st Impressions of Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest, Bear Raid, Factory Funner, Ghosts of Christmas, Art Robbery, & More!
Another month means another opportunity to get candid with cardboard! Nick shares his 1st impressions of the following board games:
0:53 - Art Robbery
5:25 - Twice As Clever
7:19 - Orongo
10:58 - Bear Raid
15:38 - Ghosts of Christmas
20:18 - Factory Funner
25:46 - Pickomino Deluxe (Heckmeck Deluxe)
29:28 - Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest
Top 15 Games of 2021
Nick shares his Top 15 Board Games of 2021!
This list is a celebration of excellence in game design, illustration, and publishing. The board games that made the Top 15 earned their place by bringing innovation, excellence, and (most importantly) enjoyment to our table and the industry. 2021 was a killer year for tabletop gaming; let’s explore 15 reasons why…
1st Impressions of Ark Nova, Caesar, So Clover, Merv, Sheepy Time, & More!
In another round of Candid Cardboard, Nick shares his first impressions of the following board games:
0:43 - Caesar!: Seize Rome in 20 Minutes!
6:33 - Kemet: Blood & Sand — Book of the Dead Expansion
10:29 - So Clover
12:35 - Family Inc.
14:45 - Coloma
19:27 - Sheepy Time
22:20 - Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road
25:44 - Ark Nova
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Check out our upcoming game, Trailblazers
Top 10 Quick & Easy Solo Games + Play Trailblazers Epic Solo Mode TODAY
Solo gaming is perhaps one of the biggest recent trends in the board and card game industry.
As Bitewing Games will soon be publishing a quick & easy solo game of our own—Trailblazers by Ryan Courtney (which also plays up to 8 players)—now felt like the right time to investigate, assemble, and share our Top 10 Quick & Easy solo games. At the end of this list, Nick will also be sharing more info about the Epic Solo Mode that Ryan has developed for Trailblazers.
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Play Trailblazers: Epic Solo Mode on Tabletop Simulator here.