Designer: Reiner Knizia Artist: Kevin Hong Publisher: Osprey Games Category: Abstract Strategy Players: 2-6 Price: $24.95 Amazon Sakura is one of over 600 board games Reiner Knizia has designed. Knizia has a PhD in mathematics and previously worked in the banking industry before taking on board game design. Knizia has designed famous titles like Modern Art, Tigris…

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Designer: Michael Rieneck Artist: Michael Menzel Publisher: KOSMOS Category: Dice, Novel-based, Religious, Renaissance Players: 2-4 Price: $34.50 Amazon A Column of Fire is an adaptation of the third novel in Ken Follett’s “Kingsbridge” series following The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. A Column of Fire is designed by Michael Rieneck, who also…

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Designer: Marc Andre Artist: Anne Heidsieck Publisher: Z-Man Games Category: Card Game, Medieval Players: 2-4 Price: $34.99 Amazon Majesty: For the Realm is a 2-4 player engine-building card game, from designer Marc Andre. Marc is recent designer to the hobby who has designed many popular games including Splendor, Barony, Cities of Splendor, Bonbons, and more.…

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Designer: Michael Schacht Artists: Atha Kanaani Publisher: Z-Man Games Category: Card Game Players: 3-5 Price: $22.99 Amazon Smile is an odd, 3-5 player card game with risk management from designer Michael Schacht and Z-Man Games. Schacht is a famed designer who has titles such as Coloretto, Zooloretto, Felina, Mogul, Hansa, and many more. Z-Man Games…

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