Critical Plays - At the Emerald Tavern!

Friendly Local Game Stores are a staple of the board game industry, and without many of them, we'd never get to see or try our favorite games.  These are small businesses, run by entrepreneurs, who all share a love of the hobby we love so much!

In my area, Austin, Texas, we have several great stores, with awesome owners. Recently, I took my Go Pro Hero out to one, the Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe where some members of my gaming group sat down to play several fun games. Aside from some shaky camera work, which may or may not be due to the excellent fares the Tavern offers, we hope, from our group to yours, you enjoy this one.

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A Critique of... Madame Ching

Bruno Cathala has been on a heck of a ride in 2014.  Between Abyss and Five Tribes coming out of Gen Con looking like gold, he has had a heck of a year... and now, comes part III, Madame Ching!

In Madame Ching, you and up to 3 other players, will take control of an ancient Junk vessel, pirating your way to victory by plundering islands, scoring gold coins and gems, in the hopes of impressing Madame Ching herself and scoring control of the covetous China Pearl!

Are you fearless enough to brave the waters to raid the city of Hong Kong? Can you amass a crew worth of the China Pearl?  Grab your swashbuckling gear because this is going to be one wild piracy trip!

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