Oceans is the latest standalone game in the Evolution series of games by North Star Games. This time, players develop underwater species with unique traits.

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Designer: Adam Rehberg and Chris Newman Artist: Rodrigo Camilo Alves De Almeida Publisher: Adam’s Apple Games, LLC Category: Abstract Strategy, Puzzle Player Count: 1-5 Price: $35 for the base, $49 for the expanded edition The Lord of the Rings. The Three Musketeers. Star Wars. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. You can toss a sabre in any direction and hit a pop…

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Designer: Ryan Lambert Artist: John Ed de Vera Publisher: Adam’s Apple Games, LLC Category: Worker placement, dice rolling Player Count: 2-6 Price: $24.45 Ordering the same food at your favorite place can be comforting, but trying something new can be rewarding. Truck Off: The Food Truck Frenzy tries something new with a setting you don’t usually see in board games—players are operators…

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 Like FTL: Faster Than Light, this Kickstarter demo version of Between the Stars begins with the player exiting warp space in an attempt to evade pursuit. Upon exiting, Captain (Jane) Scott orders the systems AI, EDI M.A.I. to perform a systems check. During this tutorial cleverly disguised as a diagnostic test, everything is functional enough such…

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Designer: Penny Arcade Artist: Mike Krahulik and others Publisher: Lone Shark Games Category: Role-playing, card management Player Count: 2-5 Price: $80 (Expansion $40) Thornwatch: Eyrewood Adventures is the result of Penny Arcade‘s Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins collaborating with Lone Shark Games, as well as over 5,000 Kickstarter backers. Mentioned on their website as far back as 2012, showed off at…

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