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Kickstarters of the Week: 4/24

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekIt’s just about the last week of April and around here, the weather has taken the “April Showers” mantra to heart. While it has given me a good excuse to stay inside and game, I’m about done with the constant gloom and wetness. On the plus side, we have some really interesting Kickstarter campaigns for you […]

The Exiled: Siege Review

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Exiled: SiegeBoard games based around the siege of a castle are a great concept. I think what intrigues me the most is the asymmetrical nature of the combat. The defender must turtle up and try to hold off an usually overwhelming force, while the attacker needs to break the walls. It’s the classic unstoppable force meets […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/17

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWelcome to our newest batch of Kickstarters of the Week. I always love when we get a diverse group of games like we have this week. Also, Smiths of Winterforge is back on Kickstarter, which we previewed a while ago. Brian who previewed it, definitely enjoyed that one, so be sure to check it out. […]

2016 Board Game Award Winners

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

2016 Board Game Award WinnersA couple of weeks ago we announced our nominees for our 4th annual Board Game Awards. There were many amazing board games released in 2016 and I’m always excited to take one last look back at the year to recognize the best and most creative among them. Today we are excited to announce the winners […]

Quests of Valeria Review

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Quests of ValeriaThe last time we ventured into the realm of Valeria, we were building villages for the kingdom in our highly rated Villages of Valeria. Well apparently the realm is in some dire straits as they now need guild masters to venture to the glorious Gutrot Tavern to flex their recruiting muscles. Enter Quests of Valeria, the third game […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/10

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWe’re halfway through April this week. How time flies. If you missed it earlier, we announced our nominees for our 2016 Board Game Awards. Well this week we will be revealing the winners, so stay tuned to see our favorite and most creative games of the year. To tide you over though, we have 5 new […]

Tokaido iOS Review

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Tokaido iOS ReviewTokaido is one of the most visually appealing games I have ever played. In fact, I ranked it #2 on my Top 10 Games with Great Design list. While the game play is pretty light, it’s still an entertaining board game experience that’s fairly unique among games I own. If you are curious about the full ins-and-outs of […]

Level Up My Game: Zen Bins

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Zen Ben TraysWhen it comes to board game organization, there are usually a few schools of thought. Some people will separate every single component into various baggies, even if it takes 20 bags in a game, and then proceed to label each bag (guilty as charged). Others will throw caution to the wind and just dump everything in […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/3

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWe have finally made it to April. Winter is pretty much over and the sun is out more and more. As the year progresses, the amount of tabletop game campaigns on Kickstarter continue to climb back to the pre-holiday levels. As of this writing, there were 270 active campaigns looking for funding. Not yet in […]

7 Wonders: Duel Pantheon Expansion Review

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

7 Wonders Duel PantheonA few years ago, a video game design competition resulted in a huge controversy. The design goal was to make a game that would be like a religion. In a way, as board games get published and their fans accept the rules as something near holy scripture, expansions can come along to change the righteous text. […]

2016 Board Game Award Nominees

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

2016 Board Game AwardsWelcome to the 4th annual Board Game Quest Board Game Awards. Each Spring we like to take some time to honor the best and most innovative board games that came out the previous year. We have a total of 10 award categories this year, with five nominees in each (except Game of the Year which has 7). […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/27

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWelcome to the last batch of Kickstarters of the Week for March 2017. It ended up being a really solid month for backing campaigns, and we had a really hard time choosing our features. Having this many great options can make it really hard to choose which campaigns to back, as my wallet can’t handle every […]

Dragoon: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion Preview

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Dragoon Rogue and BarbarianNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Recently we reviewed a fantastic looking board game called Dragoon from Lay Waste Games. While the game wasn’t perfect, it was still pretty fun to play and provided a really high amount of player interaction. Dragoon […]

Kingsport Festival: The Card Game Review

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Kingsport Festival: The Card GameThe idea of taking a successful board game and creating a variation on it is nothing new. However, spin-off games can be really hit or miss. Many times they end up being a watered down version of the base game that can’t really stand on its own (Nations: The Dice Game). However, occasionally you get […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/20

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekThis was one of the harder weeks to choose our Kickstarters of the Week. Not because the choices were so limited, quite the opposite. We normally try and limit the amount of campaigns we choose (for various reasons), and this week had many quality campaigns finishing up their run. End the end, we’ve chosen the six […]

Mystic Miracles iOS Review

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Mystic MiraclesFull disclosure: I am a 7 Wonders addict. You bring out a copy of 7 Wonders and I will be willing to stop whatever I’m doing and play immediately. I don’t know what it is about that game, but I’ve never had a bad time playing it, even when I lose horribly (which seems to […]

Grand Prix Review

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Grand PrixAt my first job out of college, my boss was a massive Formula 1 fan. He would talk about the cars, the races, the teams, everything. I’ve never been much of a gear head, so I had very little exposure to sport racing up to that point. The main take away I remember from those […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/13

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekMarch rolls on and although this is a relatively slow time for board game releases, the Kickstarter campaigns keep coming in force. We have five new games for you to check out this week, 2 of which we know are really good, because we have already played them. You can read our preview of Food […]

Dice Stars Review

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Dice StarsDesigners Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc have teamed up over the years to bring us quite a diverse offering of games. From the combat area control game Cyclades to simpler fair, like the Lovecraftian game Pocket Madness, my ears always perk up when I see these two pairing up with a new offering. Today we are going […]

Halfsies World Tour

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

HalfsiesCan a gamer every have too many dice? Obviously the correct answer is no. You can literally never have enough dice. It’s a scientifically proven fact*.      *Fact not verifiable. With that in mind, the crew at Gatekeeper Games are doing something unique with dice right now. Enter the Halfsies World Tour. In the […]

Snowblind: Race for the Pole Review

Posted on March 7th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

SnowblindPleasant Company Games is doing some interesting things with dice. We reviewed their first offering a while ago, a game called Ancient Terrible Things. This Lovecraftian dice game was quite enjoyable and I tagged it in the review as “Yahtzee if Yahtzee were fun”. Well Pleasant Company Games is back on our tabletops with another dice […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/6

Posted on March 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWe are finally into March and with it, brings our first batch of Kickstarters of the Week for the month. There have been a lot of great campaigns on Kickstarter lately, which has been making it really hard to decide which projects to back. Unfortunately, we all don’t have unlimited funds for gaming, so hopefully […]

Dragoon Review

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

DragoonDragons are easily one of the most iconic creatures from the fantasy genre. Heck, they are even 50% of the name of the most popular RPG ever. So when a new board game debuts that puts me in charge of a dragon laying waste to the countryside, I immediately take notice. Today, we are going […]

Res Publica 2030AD Giveaway

Posted on March 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Res Publica GiveawayIt’s been a while since we’ve done a giveaway here at Board Game Quest. Well it’s time to rectify that. Thanks to the generosity of the fine folks at MAGE Company, they are giving away one shiny new copy Reiner Knizia’s Res Publica 2030AD + the New Horizons expansion. To enter, all you have to do […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/27

Posted on February 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWell that was quick. February is just about over and it seems like it only just got here. A feature of being the shortest month of the year I guess. This week we have four new Kickstarter campaigns for you to check out. There have been a lot of quality campaigns lately, which makes our […]