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Robinson Crusoe 2nd Edition Review

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Back in 2012, there was a game that caught my eye called Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island. I acquired a copy and eagerly brought it to the table. However I quickly realized that it was plagued by a confusing and obtuse rulebook. Sadly, …

Kickstarters of the Week: 7/16

Posted on July 16th, 2018 under , . Posted by

We are officially halfway through July and getting oh so close to the annual Gen Con game convention. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to hit the convention floor this year. As always, most of the BGQ staff will be on hand to …

Among the Stars iOS Review

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Card drafting games are among my favorite genres in tabletop gaming. I have played just about every new game that uses this mechanic and Among the Stars has always been one of my favorites. As my close friend always says, you can make any game better w…

Boom, Bang, Gold Review

Posted on July 12th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

If you are a gamer with young ones at home, I’d imagine that you are always on the lookout for new games to play with them. This is especially true if your kids are still playing mass market games like Trouble or Sorry. Thankfully, game publisher HABA …

Shaky Manor Review

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Next to card drafting games, one of my favorite genres has to be dexterity games. I think I love not only the skill involved, but how unique the game play is. Even ones that share mechanics can stand out on their own and providing a completely new and …

Casual Game Revolution 7th Year Launches Today on Kickstarter

Posted on July 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

There are very few print magazines dedicated to tabletop gaming. Unsurprisingly, most everything has moved online. It’s just a sign of the digital age we live in today. However, there are still some dedicated magazines out there that are both onl…

Kickstarters of the Week: 7/9

Posted on July 9th, 2018 under , . Posted by

We are rolling through July and quickly approaching Gen Con at the end of the month. Are you filled with anticipation? I certainly am! But we are not there yet. Moving our attention back to Kickstarter; I’m excited that Startropolis has funded, a…

Onitama: Sensei’s Path Giveaway

Posted on July 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Yesterday AnnaMaria reviewed the Sensei’s Path expansion to the great abstract strategy game Onitama. If you are looking to add a bit more variety to your games of Onitama, check out her review and see if you think it’s worth adding to your…

Startropolis is now on Kickstarter

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Startropolis, a 3D Space Station building board game, launched today on Kickstarter. Normally here at Board Game Quest, we’d write a preview article where you can read how it’s played and our impressions of the game play at this stage. Howe…

Kickstarters of the Week: 7/2

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Welcome to the first batch of Kickstarters of the Week for July. This week is a bit of an exciting week here at BGQ. You’ll notice the listing for Startropolis, a board game designed by yours truly (well co-designed). We’ll be posting a ful…

Quick Hits: Gloomhaven Review

Posted on June 29th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

In our first installment of Quick Hits from the Vault, we tackled the classic card drafting game 7 Wonders. This time around, the BGQ staff went with a somewhat newer game in Gloomhaven. You may have heard about this behemoth of a game, because it not …

Outpost: Amazon Review

Posted on June 27th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Last fall I reviewed a little card game called Outpost: Siberia. Published by IDW Games, Outpost: Siberia had some great looking artwork and a fun theme. Unfortunately that was all the game had going for it as it was a hot mess. However, in the tin was…

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/25

Posted on June 25th, 2018 under , . Posted by

We close out June with a nice group of our Kickstarters of the Week. I feel like we have a solid variety this week with games for almost every type of gamer and most are budget friendly for once! Which is good because Gen Con is only about a month away…

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/18

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

We are rocketing through June as the summer is underway and just wrapped up our trip to the annual Origins Game Fair last week. If you didn’t attend the convention (or even if you did), stay tuned as we’ll have our full convention recap for…

Go Nuts for Doughnuts, Sushi Go!, and Bamboleo Review

Posted on June 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

We are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. The article series where I pull games off the shelf and play them with my parents in the hopes of helping you find new and diverse gateway games to play with your family. As always, I’ll star…

Petrichor Review

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Publisher Mighty Boards has really been coming out with a unique lineup of board games. First was Posthuman, their post apocalyptic survival game. Then came Vengeance, the action movie revenge game. And now we have Petrichor, a game about controlling c…

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/11

Posted on June 11th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Well we made it, this week is unofficially the start of the summer convention season, at least in my book. The annual Origins Game Fair will be happening this week in Columbus Ohio. If you happen to be going to the convention, be sure to try and say hi…

This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

“In war, not everyone is a soldier…” – side of the box, This War of Mine: The Board Game In November 2014, This War of Mine (TWoM) was released on PC, Mac and Linux. The game focused on the survival of citizens during the siege of a fictional city, alt…

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/4

Posted on June 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

June is officially here and the first of the summer conventions, Origins, is just around the corner. We are excited to kick off the seasons of new board game releases. This week we have five new tabletop game campaigns for you to check out, including D…

Quick Hits: 7 Wonders Review

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under , . Posted by

Welcome to the newest article series here at Board Game Quest. Quick Hits from the Vault is where we take classic or well known games and the BGQ staff gives you our quick thoughts on the game. Unlike a normal board game review, this won’t be an …

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/28

Posted on May 28th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Happy Memorial Day everyone. I hope you are taking the day to enjoy a bit of sun, grilling, and of course, gaming. This week we’ve got five new tabletop game campaigns for you to check out in an unusually minis heavy week. While we always try and…

Time Baron Review

Posted on May 24th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Time Travel is a theme in tabletop gaming that never seems to get the love it deserves. I’ll try almost any time travel game because I love the theme. Unfortunately, most either are of dubious quality or have a pasted on theme. Right now, Time Stories …

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/21

Posted on May 21st, 2018 under , . Posted by

We are halfway through May and the tabletop game campaigns roll on. I feel like we have a nice grouping of games for you to check out this week, with something for just about every type of gamer. Personally, I’m backing Sprawlopolis as I’m …

Karuba: The Card Game Review

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

While HABA Games is known for their bright yellow boxes and excellent children’s games, they’ve actually been releasing quite a few crossover titles. From Rhino Hero to Adventure Land, they now publish games that you would consider playing without your…

GKR Heavy Hitters Review

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

When a game gets published called Giant Killer Robots, my silly inner child sits up and takes notice. And when I find out that it’s published by Weta Workshop, the special effects house behind movies such as Lord of the Rings, District 9, and Blade Run…