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RuelGaviola

Ruel Gaviola is a writer based in Southern California. He loves board games, books, cooking, traveling, Star Wars, and date nights with his wife. He reviews games and reports news for I Slay The Dragon, podcasts with The Five By, and his name rhymes with Superman’s Kryptonian name.
6 Scary Board Games for a Spook-Tacular Game Night

6 Scary Board Games for a Spook-Tacular Game Night

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CHIBIS Adds Strategy, Depth, and, Yes, More Pandas to TAKENOKO

CHIBIS Adds Strategy, Depth, and, Yes, More Pandas to TAKENOKO

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Why Twilight Imperium Might Be the Greatest Board Game Ever Made

Why Twilight Imperium Might Be the Greatest Board Game Ever Made

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Beyond RISK: Check Out These Five Awesome Area Control Games

Beyond RISK: Check Out These Five Awesome Area Control Games

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BACKGAMMON: How America Modernized An Ancient Game

BACKGAMMON: How America Modernized An Ancient Game

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More Tiny Epic Goodness Is Coming Our Way With TINY EPIC MECHS

More Tiny Epic Goodness Is Coming Our Way With TINY EPIC MECHS

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What Makes CLANK! Tick: Why We Love This Deck-Building Adventure Series of Games

What Makes CLANK! Tick: Why We Love This Deck-Building Adventure Series of Games

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The Force Is Strong in These Five STAR WARS Board Games

The Force Is Strong in These Five STAR WARS Board Games

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Miniature Wargaming in the Philippines: The Makati Marauders

Miniature Wargaming in the Philippines: The Makati Marauders

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4 Easy-To-Learn Games That Prove Lightweight Games Can Be Heavy on Fun

4 Easy-To-Learn Games That Prove Lightweight Games Can Be Heavy on Fun

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Lead Your Troops to Conquer Feudal Japan in GUNKIMONO

Lead Your Troops to Conquer Feudal Japan in GUNKIMONO

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Boldly Go Where No Cooperative Game Has Gone Before in STAR TREK PANIC

Boldly Go Where No Cooperative Game Has Gone Before in STAR TREK PANIC

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DIY Tabletop Terrain: Custom, Cheap Hedges For Your Tabletop Adventures

DIY Tabletop Terrain: Custom, Cheap Hedges For Your Tabletop Adventures

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WELCOME TO… Is A Retro-Themed Roll-And-Write Game With No Dice

WELCOME TO… Is A Retro-Themed Roll-And-Write Game With No Dice

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MY LITTLE SCYTHE: How This Father and Daughter Melded SCYTHE and MY LITTLE PONY

MY LITTLE SCYTHE: How This Father and Daughter Melded SCYTHE and MY LITTLE PONY

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Ex Libris: A Game for Bibliophiles and Ludophiles Alike

Ex Libris: A Game for Bibliophiles and Ludophiles Alike

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Form Alliances (and Break Them) to Lead Your Clan to Victory in ‘Rising Sun’

Form Alliances (and Break Them) to Lead Your Clan to Victory in ‘Rising Sun’

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‘Ascension’ Designer Challenges Gamers to Master the ‘Shards of…

‘Ascension’ Designer Challenges Gamers to Master the ‘Shards of Infinity’

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Beyond Scrabble – 5 Superlative Games For Word Lovers

Beyond Scrabble – 5 Superlative Games For Word Lovers

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Five Great Games to Play with the Older Gamers on International Tabletop Day

Five Great Games to Play with the Older Gamers on International Tabletop Day

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These Gamers Built An App To Help You Find Local Gaming Events, Clubs & Groups

These Gamers Built An App To Help You Find Local Gaming Events, Clubs & Groups

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Here’s Your Games and Noms Menu for International Tabletop Day

Here’s Your Games and Noms Menu for International Tabletop Day

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How One Woman Living With Lupus Uses Board Games As Therapy

How One Woman Living With Lupus Uses Board Games As Therapy

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4 Awesome Adventure Games for Kids to Play on International Tabletop Day

4 Awesome Adventure Games for Kids to Play on International Tabletop Day

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