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Burning Wheel RPG

A distinct fan-favorite, The Burning Wheel is a fantasy RPG that focuses on character and story over dungeoneering and tactics. The rule detail dramatic systems for task resolution, advancement, trials of belief, tests of nerve, searing social confilt, dangerous sorcery,…

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Pandemic

A game about diseases spreading and destroying the world may not sound like family fun, but Pandemic is in fact a store favorite, so much fun that you won’t mind that it is super-hard, and you’ll probably lose a lot…

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The Sixth Gun

The Sixth Gun is a supernatural western adventure told in a series of graphic novels. The titular six guns each have a mystical power, from causing their targets to burst into flame to allowing the wielder to glimpse the future,…

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Star Trek Expeditions

There are some great cooperative games out there – Pandemic, Castle Panic and Battlestar Galactica to name a few – and Star Trek is a perfect property for the approach. Play as Kirk, Spock, McCoy or Uhura (each has his…

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Avatar The Last Airbender The Promise

If you couldn’t get enough of Nickelodeon’s Avatar The Last Airbender (and really, who could?), good news – Dark Horse has the continuing story of Aang and friends, picking up right after the end of the epic animated series. Available…

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Wasabi

Wasabi┬áis a great family game where the players are rival sushi chefs trying to cook the most dishes! Simple to learn and pretty brisk (plays in about an hour), Wasabi┬áis almost like playing Scrabble with food. Instead of…

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Visions of War The Art of Wayne Reynolds

Wayne Reynolds is one of the definitive modern fantasy artists and this is the definitive collection of his art. He’s probably best known for his PATHFINDER paintings, but he’s also worked on MAGIC: THE GATHERING and WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Wayne’s…

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Memoir 44

Want a great World War II game that doesn’t require all day to play? Boom, this is the one. In fact, you can play in just an hour or two and still have a great, tooth-and-nail battle. What you do…

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Green Lantern Rebirth

This is my favorite Green Lantern story, period. In the 90s, iconic Green Lantern Hal Jordon went bad, killed many, and died trying to redeem himself. Here he returns, and returns in an amazing way. All the big Green Lanterns…

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William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

Y’know, even as a Star Wars *and* Shakespeare fan, I thought this would be too gimmicky, but I started skimming it and had a great time. It adapts the entirety of A NEW HOPE but also throws in tons of…

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