Exoplanets crams the 14 billion year saga of the universe into half an hour of play time. But can such a neat, compact package really capture the majesty of creation?
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Deadline casts players as detectives on the mean streets of 1930s New York. But its film-noir storytelling can’t overcome lacklustre cooperative gameplay. Read more Deadline Review – more big snooze than Big Sleep
The gods of ancient Greece are tired of its mortal rulers, and you could be next in line for the job. Welcome to Kronia, where you’ll need faith, devotion and one hell of a poker face. Read more Kronia Review – the bluffing game of the gods
This award-winning tile-laying game challenges players to expand their territory and build thriving empires. But does Kingdomino pack enough depth to stand up to repeat plays? Read more Kingdomino Review – ruling never felt so simple
Set at the height of the cold war, Secrets weaves a devious web of shifting loyalties and paranoid suspicions. But does it bring anything new to a market already crowded with similar games? Read more Secrets Review – from Russia with shrugs
This game of mythic quests hands players custom dice with pop-off plastic sides. It looks impressive, but is there more to Dice Forge than a flashy, tactile gimmick? Read more Dice Forge Review – a six-sided clash of order and chaos
First released in 1964, Acquire casts players as ruthless CEOs fighting for cold, hard cash. Now it’s back in a new and updated edition. But can this game of cutthroat capitalism hold its own against younger, flashier contenders? Read more Acquire Review – a corporate shark tank in a box