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Dream Catchers Review

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

One look at Dream Catchers was enough for me to want to dive and find out more. The artwork is fantastic and perfectly evokes the feeling of a book you’d read to a child at bed time. Of course this ties in perfectly with the theme of the game. In Dream…

Schrodinger’s Cats Review

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

This is a guest post by AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps Curiosity may kill the cat, but does uncertainty? Ninth Level Games is challenging players to open the box and find out! In this completely adorable cat and science themed game, you’ll present your…

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/15

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

We are halfway through January and I see a light at the end of the tunnel for the Kickstarter draughts. Around the holidays, many publishers take a break and the high quality campaigns tend to dry up for a while. But I can see more and more coming back…

Fox in the Forest, Hamsterrolle, and Codenames: Disney Review

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

Thanks to some holiday get-togethers, I had plenty of gaming time with the family last month. And I’m sure I’m not alone in that one, as board games make any holiday party that much better. As you know, in Parental Guidance, I introduce new games to my…

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/8

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The holiday season is officially over and I hope all of you had a great new year. Tabletop game campaigns on Kickstarter are still truckin along pretty slowly, it usually takes a few weeks before many of the campaigns emerge from their holiday slumber …

Fallout: The Board Game Review

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

There is probably some debate as to which Bethesda video game series is more popular: Fallout or The Elder Scrolls. For me, it’s always been Fallout. I love not only the stories of being a nameless wanderer in post-apocalyptic America, but the visuals …

Codenames: Disney Review

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

Since its release at Gen Con 2015, Codenames has been very popular tabletop game. Game designer Vlaada Chvátil, known more for his heavy games (Mage Knight, Dungeon Lords) surprised everyone with a fun and accessible party game that invokes memories of…

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/1

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

We can officially put to rest 2017 and all that came with it, because 2018 is finally here. A bit of a light offering this week as the Holiday season always causes quality campaigns on Kickstarter to dry up for a while. However it shouldn’t be lo…

Top 10 Board Games of 2017

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

As is the tradition here at BGQ, we close out the year with my Top 10 Games of 2017. This is always a hard list to write because there are always so many games I want to include. Plus, there are the Essen releases still trying to make their way across …

Kickstarters of the Week: 12/25

Posted on December 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

It’s Christmas Day, so I’ll keep this one short and sweet. I hope you all have had a great Holiday Season and a fantastic 2017. As we prepare to jump into 2018 with both feet, here’s hoping that you finish out the year strong and have…

Meeple Circus Review

Posted on December 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Confession: I haven’t been to the circus in a VERY long time. That’s a fact that probably won’t be changing either. I’m sure it has nothing to do with my giant, perfectly rational fear of clowns. I have no idea what crazy person could find those things…

Kickstarters of the Week: 12/18

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

With only one week until Christmas, I’m sure everyone is feeling the holiday crunch. If you are still trying to do some last minute shopping, check out our 2017 Board Game Gift Guide where we present a lot of great options for you. For those of y…

Shahrazad and The Lost Expedition Giveaway

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

Osprey Games GiveawayAs everyone knows, we are in the holiday season of giving. And as the year wraps up, we figured there’s still time for one more board game giveaway. Thanks to the generosity of Osprey Games, we have a brand new copy of Shahrazad and The Lost Expedition to giveaway to one lucky person (one game per person). […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 12/11

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

Kickstarters of the WeekWe are almost halfway through December and what a crazy year it’s been! Holiday shopping is in full swing and if you need gift ideas, be sure to check out our Board Game Gift Guide. But in the meantime, there are still plenty of great Kickstarter campaigns worth checking out. LIVING PLANET by Christophe Boelinger […]

Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition Review

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

Axis and Allies Anniversary EditionIf you are any kind of board gamer, chances are you’ve at least heard of Axis and Allies. This war gaming staple has been gracing gamers’ tabletops since 1981 and has bounced around from a few different publishers, the most recent of which being Avalon Hill. To celebrate their 50th anniversary as a publisher, Avalon […]

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Monster Box of Monsters Review

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

Harry Potter: Monster Box of MonstersAt Gen Con 2016, publisher USAopoly created a ton of buzz with their new deck building game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle. If you haven’t heard much about this accessible deck building game, you can read our full review on the core game here. This year, publisher USAopoly has designed more content for the game in […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 12/4

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarter of the WeekWe launch into December with one of our biggest Kickstarters of the Week in a long time. It was really hard narrowing down the options this week, but we think we have a solid group of games for you to check out. Also, today we are choosing the winner of our monthly Patreon giveaway. The […]

Parental Guidance: Slide Blast, Happy Salmon & DownForce Review

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

Parental GuidanceAfter a little bit of time off, we are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. If you haven’t read any of our past articles, the goal of this series is to help you find games to play with your family and friends outside of the usual gateway games (which you are already probably sick […]

Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time Review

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Professor Evil and the Citadel of TimeI’ll say this about games published by Funforge, they sure know how to make them pretty. Just browsing through their catalog is a virtual cornucopia of fantastic art and vibrant colors. So it’s no wonder than I had to stop and take notice of Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time when I wandered past […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 11/27

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

Kickstarters of the WeekAs we close out November, we can officially say goodbye to this year’s board game conventions. If you missed it last week, we talked about our experiences at the first every PAX Unplugged in our convention recap article. This week we will also be choosing the game we give away to our Patreon supporters. Consider […]

New Games from PAX Unplugged 2017

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Betrayal LegacyWhile the inaugural PAX Unplugged was pretty thin in the new release department, we did get a chance to check out some upcoming games. If you are looking for our thoughts on the convention overall, check out yesterday’s recap article. Betrayal Legacy The big news announced at the convention was the Betrayal at House on […]

PAX Unplugged 2017 Recap

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

Pax Unplugged RecapThe inaugural PAX Unplugged convention wrapped up this past weekend and I think most of us were really unsure as to what to expect. PAX has been able to rock the video game scene for a long time, but tabletop games are a different beast. I think growing pains for a first year convention are […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 11/20

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

Kickstarters of the WeekLast weekend was quite the blur as most of the BGQ team was over in Philadelphia for the first annual PAX Unplugged show. We are busily working on our convention recap right now, but to tide you over, we’ve got some new tabletop campaigns for you to check out. You can expect our convention recap […]

Board Game Gift Guide 2017

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

2017 Board Game Gift GuideAs I’m sure almost all of you know, board games make the absolute best gifts. It’s a scientifically proven fact. And as we embark upon this years holiday season, I’m sure many of you are ready to get your shopping out of the way, rather than compete with the masses at the last minute. Well […]

Hotshots Review

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

HotshotsFirefighting seems to be an underserved genre in tabletop gaming. I can count on one hand the number of games that use this theme and still have a few fingers left over. Which is too bad, because it’s really a theme that can suck people in. Perhaps veteran publisher Fireside Games realized this when they […]