Each player has a quilt board on which they will be laying the hexagonal quilt tiles. Each tile is one of six different colors and has one of six different patterns. You start with three design goal tiles placed near the center of your board. These will score points if you make certain designs around them (such as three pairs or all different tiles) either based on tile color or pattern. If you make the design in both color and pattern, it’s worth extra points.
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Umbra Via is an abstract silent auction, tile-laying, and area control game; an unusual blend that results in a challenging strategy game.
QWIXX: How to Avoid Being Rolled by Luck
Maybe you’ve played Gamewright’s popular dice game QWIXX, but have you considered that you may not be maximizing your chances of victory? Whether you’re playing the dice or card version, understanding your options to maximize your point output can be the difference between a sizeable defeat or a close victory. Below you’ll find some tips to help you turn the luck of QWIXX in your favor. But first, a refresher on (or introduction to) the basic rules of the game...
TINY EPIC GALAXIES: BLAST OFF!
A new take on Tiny Epic Galaxies, this is a smoother and more streamlined version of the original, featuring excellent components.
On the Pitch
Soccer is a huge draw, pulling in the biggest crowds at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, as host country Brazil finally won Gold for the first time in the men’s event. Flick-and-move veteran Subbuteo is an obvious favorite for this category, and its host of accessories even extends to Pegasus’s enormous athletics track. This large, 21-piece monstrosity that fits around the pitch was created for decorative purposes, but it’s also not beyond the imagination of the average sporting gamer to gather up a few Subbuteo players to hold their own track meet after the soccer medals have been decided.
Smart 10 is a neat little trivia party game that enables all players to participate in every round.
THE SHERLOCK FILES
Will you be a Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, or Inspector Lestrade? Tackle each case and see how clever a detective you really are.
Social/Interactive Party Games
Party games are a great way to break the ice and get to know people.
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We asked creators of sport-based games for opinions about the upcoming Olympic games.
MAGLEV METRO: MAGNETIC LEVITATION RAIL
A TRAIN GAME REVOLUTION
Dungeon Academy offers a unique twist on the roll-and-write genre, adding a real-time racing element to the gameplay.
I AM NOT AN ALIEN!
ONCE AGAIN MOCKED FOR HER ALWAYS-CHANGING LOOKS, KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN OFFERS A MASTER CLASS IN FACING DOWN A TROLL.
FROM HIS PLACE
Sienna & Archie MOVING FAST!
Has the hopeless romantic found her fourth fiancé?
Vincent Audio SV-737
Meghan & Kate's UK FACE OFF
THE WARRING WOMEN COULD BE IN FOR AN EPIC SHOWDOWN AT A MEMORIAL FOR THE LATE PRINCESS DIANA NEXT MONTH.
Blood, Sweat & Tears began as Al Kooper’s dream of a rock band with horns. By the time he realized the concept—on the band’s 1968 debut, Child Is Father to the Man—it had become much more: an engaging hybrid of New York soul, Greenwich Village folk, and innovative jazz arrangements. With producer John Simon at the helm, Child was a virtual definition of the possibilities inherent in the heady musical experimentation of the late 1960s. Kooper’s writing and arranging for that record (including the monumental “I’ll Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know,” later a hit for Donny Hathaway) is one of the high points of his storied career. The record was justifiably praised as the conceptual breakthrough it was, and work had already begun on a follow-up when the band decided it needed a lead singer with more polish. Kooper left the group along with a couple of other key members.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cardi
This versatile cardigan combines comfort and style into a warm, heavy sweater. You’ll love throwing this on as you head out on a cool fall evening or wearing it inside on those cold winter days!
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ROUSH PERFORMANCE TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR ITS OFF-ROAD-READY 2021 F-150
BRADLEY COOPER PROTECTIVE POP
AS HIS EX ROMANCES KANYE WEST, BRADLEY COOPER HAS CONCERNS ABOUT THE TROUBLED RAPPER MEETING HIS GIRL.
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