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Druidstone Is A Worthwhile Tactics-Based Follow-Up To Legend Of Grimrock 2

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is pretty to look at, interesting to solve, and absolutely ruthless whenever you get things wrong. Drenched in classic fantasy and tabletop role-playing game mechanics, it’s part of a new breed of tactical role-playing games that leans more on puzzles than numbers.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Get Better at Crosswords

For some reason, lots of people believe that the ability to solve crossword puzzles is a talent doled out at birth to a select few. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Crosswords aren’t an immutable test of your vocabulary or intelligence—they’re a learnable skill that anyone can develop.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Kingdom Two Crowns Doesn’t Feel Like A Sequel But It’s Still A Great Minimalist Strategy Game

Kingdom Two Crowns is a clever, streamlined side-scrolling strategy game filled with beautiful pixel art and a great sense of atmosphere. I’ve had a hard time tearing myself away from it these past few days. While it doesn’t feel like a full sequel, it brings a bunch of worthwhile additions that make it superior to…Read […]

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Jurassic World Evolution Is A Clumsy But Fun Park Builder

Movie tie-ins are a gamble that usually ends with a lackluster game. For every Spider-Man 2, there’s a dozen games that are clunky and not worth your time. Jurassic World Evolution falls somewhere in between. It’s not the most detailed park-building sim, but if you embrace some of its clumsiness, you’ll find yourself…Read more… Continue […]

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They Are Billions Now Has A Ton Of Cool New Buildings

Despite still being in Early Access, They Are Billions is already really good. But the version of the game I fell in love with months ago just keeps getting better thanks to a number of smart updates, including the latest, which adds a number of super-powerful new buildings that can be used to help fend […]

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Watch Us Blow Up Giant Robots In Battletech

Battletech is a really good tactics game that combines giant mechs with X-COM. I’ve spent many hours building experimental robots and taking dangerous jobs to keep my mercenary corps afloat. Kotaku video producer Paul Tamayo was curious about the game, so I ran him through a mission to learn the basics.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You Should Be Playing The Brutal City Builder Frostpunk

If you had told me months ago that a city builder about the remnants of 19th century England trying to survive the next ice age would sell hundreds of thousands of copies in its first week on Steam, I’d have guessed you were hallucinating from hypothermia. But that’s exactly what Frostpunk did, and after spending […]

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I Won A Game About Lying By Telling The Truth

A good game of Subterfuge can last weeks as players seek to steal territory and destroy their opponents. It’s a mobile game of deceit, backstabbing, and half-truths. This weekend I won my first game, and I barely needed to get my hands dirty at all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Someone Survived They Are Billions Using The Tiniest Base 

They Are Billions took Steam by storm not too long ago and has been growing and evolving in Early Access ever since. Not content simply to master the regular game, however, some expert players have taken to making up their own personal challenges, like trying to survive using the least amount of defenses possible.Read more… […]

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The latest update for They Are Billions adds waypoints, new housing styles, and towers out in the ma

The latest update for They Are Billions adds waypoints, new housing styles, and towers out in the map that can be repaired. It also adds a bunch more languages and some new music for when the zombie hordes come knocking, but the waypoints are especially nice, letting players make more complex patrol routes. Read more… […]

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One Of Steam’s Hottest Games Is A Zombie RTS

They Are Billions pits a steampunk village against a giant zombie horde. While it might look like a reskinned Age of Empires, that surface hides a strategy game that strikes all the right balances. Every time a wave of undead obliterated my encampment, the only thing I wanted to do was restart and try again.Read […]

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Tooth and Tail Makes Strategy Games Approachable 

Rodents roar across the plains. Ferrets launch mortars into farms. In the distance, cobras slither closer, ready to tear down a freshly-built bunker. Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game that puts you in the commander’s chair of a gunpowder-era Redwall war while trying to avoid pitfalls that keep newcomers from…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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