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Welcome to JohnHQLD.com!  Thank you so much for checking it out.  I’m John, and this is my site.  Mainly I will be talking about things that catch my interest, primarily in gaming but sometimes in other fields as well.  If there is anything you would like to discuss or would like my thoughts on, leave me a note on the Facebook page or register here to add comments!

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Spy Club takes me back to the Famous Five stories

Spy Club looks like an interesting cooperative set collection game, with a campaign mechanic. Think Pandemic meets TIME Stories.

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The Tower of Madness is everything you expect, but totally different

I have already said I am looking forward to playing Tower of Madness, but now it’s so close to coming out! It’s essentially a dice game where you are ‘punished’ by taking tentacles from the Tower and possibly losing your marbles.

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The Mansky Caper – An Offer You Can’t Defuse

It’s the 1920’s. You and your ‘family’ just don’t get any respect. So how do you fix that? By robbing the biggest, meanest, most eccentric mob boss in the country! Work with the family to take Al Mansky for all he’s got, but make sure you get the most ‘respect’ in the end!

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Istanbul The Dice Game Review

It is a rare game that can be transferred from one type of game to another. Istanbul the Dice Game is definitely one such experience – a lot of fun to play, easy to teach, and retains the essence of the original board game.

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Watching the Blood on the Clocktower

I love social deduction games. Get a group of people together, and it can be a great way to end a night. Australian designer Steven Medway and the team from the Pandemonium Institute seem to have similar ideas and has made Blood on the Clocktower with mechanics to specifically address some common social deduction negatives.

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