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Review: Council of Verona and the Poison Expansion

There’s something to be said about this new wave of micro-games that’s been coming out of Japan, and everywhere else, lately. Short play time, simple rules, small footprint/amount of material and some deeper gameplay that could be expected, now that’s what I’m talking about. All very good stuff.


AEG is mostly responsible for bring them to our shores, having re-published Love Letter and started a line of Pocket Games as a result. They’re not the only one in this party however, with Crash Games bringing us this tale of two star crossed lovers and the people who surround them, in Council of Verona. Not many games are based on the works of the Great Bard, William Shakespeare. Do they succeed on both count, bringing us a cool, fast little game that honors the play on which it is based?

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