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Tower Defense, Sans Towers

What's with that dude's broom-head?

You’d think the tower defense genre would be low hanging fruit for board and card games, what with the board-style setup and the dumb “AI” behaviors that could easily be handled by the flipping of a card; but while there are a few contenders out there — Castle Panic pops into my head most readily — Mage Tower from Super Mega Games is probably the first I’ve seen to actually bill itself as a “Tower Defense” game. Even so, it’s going to take more than a genre-baiting tagline to convince me your game is worth its weight. How hefty is Mage Tower, you ask? Not to discourage you from reading the review, but this one is light.

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