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Arcane Wonders, Bryan Pope, GL First Impressions, Jason Medina, Spoils of War -

AKA Viking After Hours The Gaming Library team just got around to opening a copy of Spoils of War, the newest game from Arcane Wonders (Sheriff of Nottingham, Royals, Onitama) about Vikings wagering and bluffing their way to prosperity.  Spoils of War is set after a good day at Viking office (out in sea, pillaging towns and taking your gold) and the game is all about divvying up the loot. While other games would have you go through nefarious means (looking at you, Cash & Guns), SoW takes a more direct route: LIAR’S DICE! As someone who has been playing...

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Board Game Highlights, Near and Far, Red Raven Games, Ryan Laukat -

At the heart of every adventure is a story worth bringing home.  In Ryan Laukat’s Near & Far, you and your friends embark on a journey through the land in search for the legendary Last Ruin, a city housing a fabled artifact that can grant your heart’s desire. As a sequel to Above and Below, Near and Far takes off where A&B left. Your little town is successful and fate leads you away from your comfort zone. Traveling is your only option and camps are only temporary breaks for the road ahead.  Prepare yourself for the unexpected: perilous travels, serendipitous...

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