A roguelite deckbuilding adventure game about magical coins. You play as a lootmancer, who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. The loots you take from chests and enemies also become your next moves, so plan carefully!
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Release Date: Nov 18, 2013

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May 28

NEW PATCH???

  • Socialite achievement should be working
  • Dropping fractions of coins less than one (ie .33 coins) works as intended again (ie 33% chance to drop a coin)
  • Secret areas in sky world are accessible again
  • "Passive coin efficacy" no longer boosts damage (unless you have damage-boosting passive coins)
  • A few coin stats were fixed or adjusted
  • Some Warlock crash fixes

    I don't think this fixes *every single bug,* but it addresses the ones which I could handle in a timely manner, and which players seemed most concerned with. Apologies for radio silence since the DLC came out; development got quite stressful towards the end and I needed some space. Plus, I've been busy working very hard on my cool new thing. ;)

    Please don't think I don't care. I do. I cared enough to work mostly solo on this thing for years, supporting it, adding DLC, and filling it with way more content than is necessary or even sensible for a $10 indie game x) (Hence, also, why players still find bugs now and then in strange pockets of this infinitely generated monster of a system, hehe). I still love this game. Once in a while I like to return to it to do a daily challenge, and it really makes me feel glad to see people are still playing every day. Thank you so much, mancers. Ya'll are the coolest. <3

    I'll keep an eye out for a bit to make sure this didn't break everything.

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About This Game

A roguelite deckbuilding adventure game about magical coins. You play as a lootmancer, who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. The loots you take from chests and enemies also become your next moves, so plan carefully!

Features

  • Roguelike structure: randomly generated levels and permanent death!
  • 19 unlockable character classes with unique gameplay!
  • One of those classes is a monkey! (!!!!!)
  • Constant, delicious tension: you always need to spend coins to get more coins
  • A grandma that packs a whollop!
  • SECRETS! (duh)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
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Archmage
15.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Top quality game. It's got a nice learning curve, characters play vastly differently, and the rapid deckbuilding is easy to pickup yet hard to master.
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Dr Zicter
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
If Sticker Star was good
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Cat With Headphones
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
Originally my buddy had this game but he wasn't a fan. I tried it on his computer and liked it so much that I bought it and its expansion regardless of them being at full price.
Why? I thought it was worth it. I like games that not only have full controller support but also games with quick >10 minute runs with lots of unlockables + procedurally generated maps. I don't normally go for those given that they're tough as nails generally, but coin crypt has just the right amount of challenge (the default difficulty is normal, I keep it on normal even though I usually play games on easy).
So what do you do? Basically you're what's known as a "Lootmancer", a made-up type of magician I think specific to this game. You find various magical coins and use them in battle but also to unlock new areas, make offerings to gods (who get angry if you don't for a while), make wishes in fountains to heal, and buy items that give special abilities (such as being able to steal easier or +20% defense, etc). You have 2 things to look out for: HP and Coins, if either run out the run is over and you get a score based on how good you did, which you put towards buying new classes over time each with different abilities and playstyles that prioritize different kinds of coins. For example, one of my favorites is Templar and he starts weak but gets damage buffs when he uses healing coins (even if he's not damaged) so Hit (damage) coins and healing coins are more useful to him then stealing, for example.
How's the controller support? I have the Steam Controller and I must say it works really well once you get used to it. It controls much different than the keyboard/mouse version or at least slightly different but it works.
Who would I recommend this to? I'd recommend it to people looking for a game they can play in quick runs before work, school, or between events as the runs don't always last very long. However, I'd also recommend it to controller players that want a fun and honestly adorable game that they don't have to configure the controls for, as well as those that like a good challenge but aren't exactly into tough-as-nails games.
Overall, I'd say Coin Crypt is a good game and well worth the $10 + $5 expansion, but if you get it on the Steam Sale then it's even more value!
~Cat with Headphones
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NotNotAlex
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 7
I got this game in a humble bundle so didn't pay full price.

I was pleasently suprised by Coin Crypt. The gameplay in Coin Crypt definately comes under the category of unique. You collect a multitude of coins that have different abilities and then use those coins to fight enemies with other coins in coin related battles. The aim is simply to progress through the i'm presuming endless dungeons and unlock new characters. The game also has a daily challenge to keep things fresh. To my memory there are over 100 different kinds of coins so it's not like the gameplay will go stale quickly. A definite recommendation.
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Lucasones
4.5 hrs
Posted: July 26
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Mega Epic Wombat
2.0 hrs
Posted: July 20
Coin Crypt is an indie game with i got in a bundle, and it is tided for being the best game from the bundle I got. Coin Crypt gameplay has you running through a crypt and to get as far as you can, it kinda reminds me of an arcade game. Sadly, Coin Crypt is mostly luck, and does not chance much with each level, so it gets quite boring after awhile.

6/10
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Jacob Frye
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 11
It is good
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32 Characters of Awesome
3.4 hrs
Posted: July 5
Great way to kill time
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gtrabbit
67.0 hrs
Posted: July 5
First off, this is my wife's favorite game, even though she has never played it, entirely because of the opening theme music.

I would recommend this game as a fun, though sometimes challenging rogue-like romp, bringing together the constant threat of permanent death with a light-hearted playfulness.

The game attempts to present itself without tutorial or much explanation, evoking the enigmatic feeling of many games in the NES era, and does so mostly successfully. (I did do some wiki-ing about the gods after a few days, as this was somewhat opaque to me). The basic strategy of the game unfolds into a fairly rich and varied system as you unlock new classes and learn how to synergize class talents with the other elements of the game. While some classes can be made into powerhouses quite easily, others seem destined for failure. Though at first I felt the obvious imbalances of the classes was a flaw in the design, I now feel like this helps lend the game its particular charm.

For such a small game, this has remarkable replay value. I am not generally a completionist, and after a few winning runs, I figured I was about done with the game. And yet, several months later, I still find myself coming back to Coin Crypt for a few runs here and there, trying to finally win with one of the more "challenged" classes.

My one complaint might be that it feels like as soon as I get a good run going, I win, and there's not much room to utilize the full capabilities of the character I've been building. Ultimately, this game is never going to be something you can obsess over. It's fun, it's fast paced, very cute, at times difficult, but is never going to require extensive theory-crafting, and I think the developer wanted it that way. Depending on what you're looking for, this could be a good or a bad thing.

I also recently bought the DLC/expansion. If you liked the game and wanted more of the same, that's what it is. More content, but the same basic feel. New classes seem interesting. If you were bored with the base game, then the DLC probably won't change that, but if you were still enjoying the base game, then the expansion will provide you with new content and more play styles to choose from.

All in all, I recommend the game, and give a neutral recommendation for the DLC. One of the favorites I've purchased in a while. Something fun and light-hearted; enough strategic depth to keep you engaged but not so much as to give you a headache. Good replay value and your wife will love the music.
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DC
3.9 hrs
Posted: July 3
Its good get it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
87 of 92 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2015
EDIT:
I got super tired of reading so many complaints of people saying that the game is too hard and confusing, so I wrote a guide for beginners. This should clear up any questions you might have about the game, and if you still don't like it afterwards, then I guess it isn't for you. This review is also specifically focused on the base game and does not include any info on the DLC expansion.

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This is a near-perfect lovechild of tabletop board games and roguelikes.
Coin Crypt is a procedurally-generated roguelike adventure game. What makes this game unique is its deckbuilding mechanics and deep, strategic gameplay. You play as a lootmancer, one of 20 characters who hunt for treasure in the mysterious "Coin Crypts". The coins found within treasure chests are used for both battling and bartering, but once they're used they're gone forever. With 201 different coins to find and use, the game offers a rich variety of play.

Coin Crypt separates itself from other games in its genre through a combination of strategy and pressure. The combat system runs on an active time battle format rather than a strict turn-based system. Each coin has its own cast time, and if you take too long to decide your play, your opponent will get the better of you. There's always the looming danger of running out of coins, which immediately ends your run. Because of this, you must keep your deck lean and efficient, but also mindful of the coins you spend as they'll disappear once used. To balance this, you can donate unneeded coins to Deities, the Loot Gods, who offer specific coins that suit different styles of play such as stalling, pure offense, defensive, and more.

Other than the wide variety of coins, there's also a good amount of different enemies who challenge you with specific playstyles. Some will steal your coins, poison you, force you to drop your coins, and more. Each floor has an optional miniboss that award you with items that give positive modifiers to your character. Once you've beaten 9 levels, you'll have to fight a random boss to win your run. As with most roguelikes, Coin Crypt has permadeath. Upon ending a run, you can use the money you accumulated to unlock different character classes with different modifiers that can change the way you play. Every class has to be played in their own unique way, and there’s no one method that will work for any class.

This game offers great replayability, a surprising amount of depth, and good fun if you're looking for a more strategic roguelike/RPG. Be warned; it is a difficult game with a moderate learning curve. One of its biggest issues is that new players will have a hard time learning the mechanics. There is no tutorial, and the game can feel very confusing at first. It will take a lot of subsequent playthroughs to slowly understand the strategies and skills needed. Some players may get turned off by the game's almost childish art. Personally, I feel like it suits the game, giving it an almost boardgame-like aesthetic, which suits its gameplay. Some aspects may feel unbalanced, such as quick enemies or unfair coins, and there are still some bugs that have ruined some user's savefiles. Playing the game with a gamepad may feel awkward, but it plays smoothly with keyboard and mouse. Some classes are more difficult to play than others, although that's typical for most roguelikes. However, the developer is still in touch with the community and has steadily been working out the game's kinks. All in all, Coin Crypt is definitely worth the $10.00 purchase.

TL; DR: One of the most underrated roguelikes on Steam. Must-get if you're a fan of collectible card games and roguelikes/RPGs.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 3, 2013
Coin Crypt, currently in Early Access, is a top-down roguelite in which you brave a randomly generated dungeon in search of coins. Each coin is assigned a traditional currency value but also doubles as a separate item in your inventory used to attack, defend or heal, as well as to cause or cure status effects. Dozens of unique coin types exist within the game.

Dungeon design is basic and not much makes one room or floor stand out from another, aside from the occasional environment change. You’ll find most of what you’d expect while exploring: shopkeepers who will trade upgrades for coins; secret rooms; random elements like coin hungry cat pillars (not to be confused with caterpillars); enemies ranging from skeletons to bandits to grannies; and chests which contain coins, keys or upgrades. Enemies will chase you if you venture too close and, once you come into contact, you’ll be taken to another screen to duel it out.

Battle is where Coin Crypt genuinely tries to be original and takes place in first-person with your palm stretched out before you, with a random selection of coins in it. You can either use one of the coins in your hand or redraw for new ones, but the clock is ticking and both options have a cast time. Meanwhile you can see how close the enemy is to completing his action, what coin he’s using and how many coins he has left. If you survive until he runs out of coins you win and, if you destroy him before he runs out, you’ll also get his unused coins as loot.

Managing what coins you have on hand is an important balance that means you can’t snatch up everything for sale in every shop you find because, if you run out of coins during battle, you will die the same as if you’d been killed. Upon death, you can spend the total currency value of coins you found to unlock additional characters, each with a unique strength and weakness.

Coin Crypt is easy to pick up and put down, and almost seems more suited for handheld devices and touch controls than PC; however, it plays perfectly fine with mouse and keyboard and the developers have set a very reasonable five dollar asking price, so make your own call here.
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
This is a fun Adventure / Dungeon game where you travel through randomly generated levels to collect coins from looting chests or defeating monsters.
Each coin offers a different ability in battle. One coin can be activated to attack, defend, cast poison, cast steal, cast slow or speed and many others. You can even stack up different coins for combination attacks.

This game is very tricky in that you have to be careful not to use or lose all of your coins or it's Game Over and there is no continue. You will have to start right back from the beginning. But it's not all in vain as all the coins you collect earn you cash to spend towards new character unlockables. Each with different stats and powers to help you.
You will also be able to unlock new and upgraded coins and new monsters that appear throughout the game.

An online leaderboard is available to compare your progress with other Steam Users and there is also a cool daily challenge to help you earn new things.

The game works smooth with both keyboard and mouse as well as a 360 controller.

This is one of those games you will find yourself coming back to quite often. :)
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Imagine a card game.
You have to use your cards to do anything.
There are attack cards, defense cards, heal cards, steal cards, and all kinds of trick cards.
If you run out of cards, you lose. The same applies to your enemies.
You get cards from chests and enemies. Enemies only drop the cards they have remaining when beaten, so you're encouraged to defeat them or steal their cards rather than let them run out.
There is no currency. Every card has a monetary value and in order to buy things or donate to gods, you must barter with your cards.
Every character uses cards in different and unique ways.
Everything in this game revolves around cards.
Now imagine instead of cards, it's coins.

That's Coin Crypt.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
Got this game on humble and didn't expect to play it long at all. Was very wrong, will be playing more of this.


Pros-
-Great method of making procedural generation change deckbuilding
-Fun mechanics, giving you multiple ways to win a fight
-Character implementation makes dying fun and lessens your rage
-Classes feel distinctly different from one another
-Secret rooms are hype

Cons-
-Deckbuilding happens in game, which is fun, but it sort of takes away pregame strategy some deckbuilding enthusiasts enjoy
-Levels are always different but feel the same, would be better if you always didn't follow the same location path

What would make this game better?
-Local Multiplayer

As a wrap up, good introductory roguelike, good for both veterans and newbies. Very fun for a casual game.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 18, 2013
I love this game! I can't believe nobody has thought of this coin mechanic before -- I love that there's this perfect tension between spending coins, using them, and hoarding them. I love the card-game and deck-building mechanics, and the surprisingly large and deep variety in the characters.

Seriously, check this out. And don't let graphics or anything hold you back.

This is also the perfect game for stupid grown-ups like me.
You can play it in short bursts, you can put it down safely to deal with the baby, and even if you die horribly you can still bank some long-term progress by cashing in your coins to unlock a new character.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2015
Coin Crypt is a great, highly polished, and addictive roguelike with the unusual addition of deckbuilding elements that work very well. It's hard to believe that this title was made in Game Maker with it's polished pseudo-3D graphics that are somewhat reminiscent of Paper Mario. Most importantly, the gameplay is very fun with reasonable depth. Runs can be a little too same-y, working in more randomized elements would definitely be to the game's benefit, but it offers fun gameplay and a large cast of playable characters, each of whom adds their own spin to the game's formula. There could be a bit more variety and I'd love to see the developer keep patching in new content, or even releasing DLC, but overall the content that Coin Crypt offers is just so fun and engaging that it remains an easy recommendation.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
throw money at people then they die and you take their money
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
In Coin Crypt, you are a lootmancer harnessing the power of coins. The gameplay mixes deck-building with standard roguelike elements - permadeath and random levels. Your bag of coins is used both for combat and for buying items. The combat is semi turn-based - coins have cast times and everything slows down while picking a coin. There's a lot of variety in coins, enemies, and classes. Of course, there's unlocks. Your total earnings go toward new classes and achievements unlock new classes, coins, and enemies. Games are generally quick and the variety keeps things interesting. Overall, it's good fun.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Best review would be a lengthy description, imo. Coin Crypt is roguelike top-down RPG w/ real-time card-based combat, and an on-map encounter system for enemies (touching an enemy in the "overworld" triggers combat). The way the card game system is done is far different from anything else I've ever come across. I suppose it would make the most sense to start by explaining how the real-time part works.

When you play a card, your character removes it from your hand, and starts to cast it, during which time you cannot do anything else. Casting basically presents as a windup timer showing how long that particular played card needs until it is put into effect. When it comes down to it, casting is what really ties the combat together, and makes the real-time part viable. Cards cast quick enough to keep the feeling of real-time –combat feels like a continuous string of actions–, but also slow enough so you have time to think during an opponent's cast –effectively preventing it from coming down to a battle of luck and who clicks quickest. The best comparison I can give of how it feels would be to say when casting is at it's very worst the combat's flow slows the same way it might when reloading your gun in an FPS, and when casting is normal I'd say combat flow is more akin to chess utilizing a stop clock –you feel pressure to be quick, but there's enough time to be deliberate, and overall strategy/planning definitely feels like the main focus and factor in winning.

However, casting is far from being the only uncommon part of the card system. That said, every unique mechanic seems to be carefully designed with each of the others in mind, chief of which are the roles cards themselves play. Cards are essentially everything. Not only are cards the combat medium, but cards are the loot, cards are the passive effect carriers, some cards are one-use skeleton keys, cards remaining in your deck is a secondary health bar, and –most importantly– all cards are currency. In line with this duel nature, used cards are not given back after battle (they are dropped when you play them), forcing you to choose a little more literally, and much more carefully, how you spend them. Using cards to buy useful items and influence the island gods needs to be balanced with keeping a large enough and carefully built enough deck so you don't run out of cards. On top of this, you are forced to take only a few out of a small group of coins chest ghosts offer when you're looting a chest, so it can often be a tough choice deciding how many of the weak/low-value cards of the type you're low on (for example Heal 2 worth $5) you should take versus how many of the average/mid-value coin (like Attack 4).

Building around that duality, a lot of the other mechanics are designed in order to make deliberate, personalized deck construction and management the backbone of the game. This is also why the card game mechanics have to be so unorthodox compared to most card games. Your hand size is only 3 cards (by default), your health is only 10 (by default), and when you play a card you also draw a fresh hand. Additionally, all drawn hands will organize any duplicate cards into stacks (stacks if played will cast all the cards in that stack at once as a single cast). Having a small hand and possible stacks means trying to prevent cards that don't help your build from accumulating in your deck and not taking care not to be too prone to finding yourself choosing between using two Attack 4 cards (or w/e) on a 2/10 health monster, or letting their cast finish while you redraw and taking 4 damage.

Beyond that, it forces you to create a deliberate style of deck-build & corresponding combat style by making "use the most overpowered coins you can find" type strategy almost useless. Using lots of Steal an enemy card type cards depletes their deck to win, and so physical damage is a waste to have in your deck (most of the time), and a wasted turn could easily mean losing 40% of your health. Poison damage builds rely on overwhelming the opponent more than they can heal while trying to stay guarded, so passive cards –which usually also have a draws often effect– would (normally) get in the way of that. The thing is, there are ways to combine these kinds of cards into a useful deck, but they don't play well together if you just throw them together. Having a lot of damage cards and a few Steal cards can be useful for shield card focused enemies because you can deplete their shields quicker by just taking them (a lot of the time) than letting them keep playing them as you attack over and over, and you can augment this balance to withstand other types of enemies by having most of your deck comprised of shields in case of a bad draw, as shield health and shield time-remaining carry over between battles, so it's not nearly as much of a risk if you don't get the card type you needed. Decks have a lot of depth, esp. depending on your play style, yet coins themselves are often very straightforward.

There are 201 unique cards in the game so far, and there are tons of items, passive-power cards, blessings, and other things that all modify your stats or mechanics, often in classic RPG fashion. Using items or modifiers in tandem with particular deck builds, strategy complexity can potentially be increased to much, much further depths depending on the chosen play style. Ex. the Joker Token card with the coin pouch. When played, anything that damages the user now heals them, and anything that heals the user now damages them. Two of the status will reverse healing and damage back to normal. A coin pouch lets you store a coin from your current hand for use at any point/battle in place of one of the coins you drew. Using the saved coin also draws a new hand, and clears the quickslot. The Joker Token is one of the best coins to put in it. It can save the player from the brink of death and allow them to survive very powerful attacks, such as the Explosion Chip (Attack 20) used by the "Grandma" enemy. Furthermore, donations to gods lets up two of them bless chests and add several of their card class to your options to pick from, allowing you to more easily tune your deck to a particular play style. The more you donate, the more likely to be rarer cards of that god's type.

In addition to all of those modifiers, every one of the characters (except for the starter) have more major, unique modifiers of their own, making the game play differently for each character. For example when playing as Demon: whenever the enemy plays a card, one cursed card (that does damage to your player if cast) is added to their deck, but demon also makes all card currency values negative (so cursed coins become positive currency). Basically Demon doesn’t have to buy items or get blessings using the useful cards in his deck, and constantly makes good amounts of money from battle spoils –but the more money you save up the more chance of drawing a hand polluted with harmful cards, and you need to choose between ending battles quickly to take more of the enemy’s original cards (you [default] take 100% of their unplayed cards), or stalling to grind for cash.

Other characters have more simplistic modifiers, like Monkey: he casts more slowly than other characters, but redraws his hand at quadruple speed and always casts all of the cards in his hand. So, In order to do well as Monkey, the player must learn the effects of all the coins they carry, and be a little more frugal to make up for occasional unnecessary card casting caused by his unique traits.

All of this makes for a tight combat system with tons and tons of styles of play, and giving it an immense amount of replay value, all while remaining very intuitive and fast paced. 11/10 would build a deck again –and again –and again.
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