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Prisma Arena (2020)

One thing I especially enjoy about looking at a new entry from Hub Games is that there’s going to be something genuinely interesting in it.   Blank is a design toolkit masquerading as a card game.  Holding On did fascinating things with theme and with representing hazy memory as a gameplay…

Spell Smashers (2018)

Some time ago now I wrote a special feature on the games I’d most love to see cross-bred in terrifying and unethical experiments.   I just wanted some evil scientist to take DNA from one, inject it into the other, and see what grotesque hell-baby emerged as a result.   One of…

Sanctum

Sanctum (2019)

It’s pretty clear what Sanctum is aiming for from the moment you pick up the box.  The cover doesn’t so much remind you of Blizzard’s Diablo as it does conspicuously emulate it like a con artist trying to steal your identity.  That’s not a bad thing, of course.   Good artists…