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Trent Ellingsen is a board game enthusiast. He has played Magic: the Gathering for about 7 years but more recently was shown the much larger world of board games. His passion for Magic: the Gathering led him to create 5 Color Combo and through a series of events he created an MTG companion app, partnered to make custom gaming playmats, designed and published 3 board games, and is now focused on Board Game Atlas.

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Fight As The Loch Ness vs Bigfoot in Cryptid Crash!

A fun fast two player card game featuring legendary monsters and mythical creatures.

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4x Game "Hyperspace" is Live - From the Designer of Cthulhu Wars, Doom, Quake, and Halo Wars.

From the designer of Cthulhu Wars, Doom, Quake, Halo Wars, and many more masterpieces comes this new board game called Hyperspace!

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Command an army during World War III! - Storming the Gap - World At War 85

Storming the Gap is an exhilarating, easy to play, yet quick to learn game on World War III Platoon-level combat.

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Make a Government Change in this New Board Game: Citizen

A reality-based strategy game for 2 to 4 players that features deck building, drafting, and a robust 879-card library.

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Destination Danger Is the Light RPG I've Been Looking For

Guardian Moon Games launches “Destination Danger”, a Simplified Role-playing Adventure, Launches on Kickstarter and Funds in Three Days

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Movie Quality Miniatures - Starship III - Fully 3D Printable 28mm Spaceships On Kickstarter

Complete 28mm scale 3D printable spaceships for tabletop play or display, including full OpenLOCK-compatible modular interiors.

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Get Paid To Review Board Games

We've added two new features to Board Game Atlas for board game reviewers to use.

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Build These Features for Board Gamers and We'll Love You

I want to see some more innovation in board games and these are the 4 features I'm thinking about right now.

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My AMA will be Tuesday 1/2/19 at 9:00am (Pacific Time)

I'll be on /r/boardgames answering questions about boardgameatlas.com, publishing 3 board games, and my thoughts on the industry

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Board Game Content Creators Get a Pedestal & Other 5CC updates

We've revamped our front page and added a lot of other new features.

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5CC Board Game Sweepstakes

We've recently added a new feature to make game lists on the 5 Color Combo board game search and want to announce it with a sweepstakes!

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November 5CC Search updates

We've got awesome new features like a Slack app, Kickstarter summary page, Yesterday's most mentioned reddit games and more!

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5CC Board Game Search Updates for End of October

Over 5,000 games added, links to expansions, links to compatible game accessories, and a bunch of other new features were added this week!

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Board Game Search Updates for October 2018

We're building the next generation of board game search and discoverability.

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Board Game Giveaway - 5CC Board Game Wishlist Sweepstakes

We've recently added a new feature to make game lists on the 5 Color Combo board game search and want to announce it with a sweepstakes!

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Top 10 Board Games Discussed on Reddit in September 2018

We had a Reddit bot looking at what was talked about most in September. Here's what we found.

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Resource Advantage - Board Game Strategy

Learn how to get better at any board game you play with this strategy technique.

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Ascension Strategy - Muramasa is King (Video and Card Rankings)

Ascension gets better and better with each game played. There's a deep depth of strategy in this game that can be discovered.

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Azul Strategy - 5 of a Kind Is a Trap!

Azul is beautiful, simple, and fun but there is also a lot of interesting points of strategy to this game!

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Imhotep - The Burden of Execution

Imhotep is great but it will be much harder for you if you're the second player. Find out why.

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Hangry Thief is Now On Kickstarter!

Our new game Hangry Thief is now on Kickstarter! Make sure to check it out and get your copy during the first day deal!

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Hangry Thief Card Game Teaser

Our new game is coming in 9 days! Here's the teaser for Hangry Theif.

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Last Stand Board Game - Your Power Grows As You Lose

Last Stand is now available for purchase so we wanted to talk about all the game and the interesting parts of it.

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Two Player Dominion - Where Only Gold Matters

This game is great but there are a few things about this game that could improve.

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Century, Golem Edition Is Better With This New Rule

We played Century, Golem Edition and made it better with a new rule.

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8 Board Games for Families That Aren't Monopoly

We've collected recommendations from a ton of board gamers and created a list of 8 board games that are great for playing with family!

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March Towards Talking, Laughing, and Cheering

Making memories isn’t limited to board games, of course, but that’s where I can make an impact.

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How To Make a 5 Star Game by Finding its Spark and Forgetting Your Assumptions

We're looking at the decisions made during the development of our latest board game, Last Stand.

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5 Common Scenario Questions About Wide Load in Enfutown Bumpers

We're answering a few of the most common questions about our first card game.

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6 Things I Did Before Launching the Kickstarter for Last Stand

Trent shows the steps he took to make sure that Last Stand will be successful on Kickstarter.

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How to Play Last Stand

Our new game Last Stand is coming out this Friday at 9:00am EST! Here's how you play.

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9 Safely Endangered Comics that Led to Us Partnering With Chris McCoy for Last Stand

Chris McCoy makes some seriously funny comics. See the 9 that lead to us reaching out to do the art for Last Stand.

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The Evolution of Last Stand - Designing Our Latest Game

Trent goes into a little bit of the game design and history that went into creating Last Stand.

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7 Things To Think About Before You Open a Local Game Store

Thinking of opening your own local game store? Is it only because of MTG or is this a thriving business plan?

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Our New Game! Enfutown Bumpers!

We've created a 2 player strategy game reminiscent of Stratego and Poker!

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How To Make Custom Tokens

Trent walks you through the process of making your own custom set of tokens for games like Magic: the Gathering.

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How To Make Foil Peel Alters

Frogdude2004 has seen a lot of foil peel alter guides, but didn't think they've adequately talked about finding art that goes well together. He decided to write his own.

Draft Amonkhet

Download the 5CC App now and play with AKH. It's a great tool for practicing drafts. This is an app that players can use to get better at mtg every day.