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Kingdomino Review

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

KingdominoGame designers are no stranger to repurposing mechanics from very old games. Bruno Cathala did it with his award-winning 5 Tribes (Mancala), and Antoine Bauza did it with Samurai Spirit (Blackjack). Well Mr. Cathala has once again dipped into the annals of gaming mechanics and emerged with Kingdomino, a game that seems to be clearly […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/26

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWell this is a first for our Kickstarters of the Week section. We have six campaigns for your browsing pleasure this week, and purely by coincidence, 5 of the 6 campaigns are from the UK. I was surprised to see so many campaigns using GBP for their pledge levels, but I guess this is just […]

Exit: The Game Review

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

EXIT: The GameNote: This is a spoiler free review of EXIT: The Game. Escape Rooms are an incredibly fast growing trend. About 5 years ago, I had never heard of one. Now, there are half a dozen within my immediate area alone. If you haven’t tried one before, it involves you and a group of friends being […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/19

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

Kickstarters of the WeekJune rolls on and I hope you all have recovered from last week’s Origin Game Fair (for those of you lucky enough to go). Now that the busyness of the convention week has settled down, our man on the scene Andrew is busily working on his convention recap article. Stay tuned for that in the […]

Dragon Tower Review

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

Dragon TowerA prince (or knight) recusing a princess from a dragon is about as classic as a fairy tale gets. Yet as ubiquitous as these stories are, there really aren’t too many board games on this topic. Well the King (Queen?) of family games, HABA Games, has sought to remedy that with their newest family game Dragon […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/12

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekThis week is the annual Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio and, to me, also marks the official start of the summer convention season. Before we know it, Gen Con will be here, and with it, buckets of game releases. But we aren’t there yet. We’ll be sending our reviewer Andrew to cover the convention […]

Race for the Galaxy iOS Review

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Race for the Galaxy iOSRace for the Galaxy is in no way a new game. Yet that hasn’t done much to diminish its popularity. This card game debuted back in 2007, and a decade later, it’s finally making its way to our tablets. I actually owned a copy of Race for the Galaxy many years ago, but it eventually […]

Parental Guidance: Pocket Madness, Quadropolis, Rocky Road à la Mode Review

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Parental Guidance: Pocket Madness - Rocky Road - QuadropolisLike most gamers out there, I play mostly with my family and friends. While the majority of my gaming occurs with my regular gaming group, I definitely enjoy introducing new games to my family. Visits to my parent’s house are always more entertaining when we can sit down and chat while playing a new board game. I’m […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/5

Posted on June 5th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekJune is finally here, which means we can start to say goodbye to spring and enjoy the summer. June is also the unofficial start of the summer convention season with the Origins Game Fair beginning on June 14th. Are you going? We’ll be doing our annual convention coverage after the show. But for now, enjoy […]

Draconis Invasion Giveaway

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Draconis InvasionIt’s been a while since we’ve given a game away to you guys here at Board Game Quest, well that’s about to change. Thanks to the generosity of publisher Keji Inc, we have a brand new copy of Draconis Invasion to giveaway. If you’ll recall, Draconis Invasion is a deck building card game where players are […]

Imperial Settlers: Aztecs Expansion Review

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

Imperial Settlers: AztecsImperial Settlers has been one of my favorite card games since its debut in 2014. It combines unique factions, engine building, and multi-use cards, all mechanics that I love in card games. You can read our full review of Imperial Settlers here, but suffice to say, we love it. Since its premiere, Imperial Settlers has […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/29

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

Kickstarters of the WeekJune is only a few days away and with it comes the start of convention season. That also means that the big releases are coming. We are finally getting over the spring lull that only saw a sprinkling of high profile releases. The summer appears to be when most publishers wait to debut their new titles. […]

Terra Mystica iOS Review

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Terra Mystica iOSWe are not even halfway through 2017 and we’ve already seen a number of board games make their way to our iPad. I think publishers are finally starting to realize that there is a major demand for solo gaming vs an AI. Developer Digidiced is no stranger to making board games into digital apps. In […]

Draconis Invasion Review

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

Draconis InvasionBack in 2008 when Donald X. Vaccarino dropped his deck builder Dominion (review) on the gaming world, I wonder if he knew what he was starting. Dominion quickly took the gaming world by storm and has since inspired a plethora of other deck building games. Today, we are going to be taking a look at […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/22

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekMay cruises on and, at least for those of us living in the USA, we have Memorial Day Weekend coming up in a few days. That usually means time off work, BBQs, and a bit of relaxing. Of course, here in the Midwest it almost always rains on Memorial Day Weekend, so that also means […]

Tournament of Towers Preview

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Tournament of TowersNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. I love dexterity games. It’s genre of games can be played with everyone from the most hardcore strategy gamers to my younger nieces and nephews. It all comes down to skill, luck and sometimes a little creativity. So […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/15

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

Kickstarters of the WeekWelcome to the latest batch of our Kickstarters of the Week. This is actually a pretty unusual week for us with this article. That’s because we’ve actually played three of the games being featured this week. We previewed Clans of Caledonia here, Sailing Toward Osiris here, and will be posting our preview of Tesla vs. Edison: […]

Neuroshima Hex: Mephisto Review

Posted on May 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Neuroshima Hex: MephistoWhile I’m not a huge fan of abstract strategy games, there is one title that has absolutely captured my attention. Neuroshima Hex surprised me with its unique, balanced game play, variety of armies, and just how darn fun it is. You can read all my thoughts in my full review, but suffice to say, I […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/8

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWelcome to this week’s batch of Kickstarters of the Week. This was one of the hardest weeks we’ve had in a while of choose who to feature. There were just so many great campaigns ending their run, it was difficult narrowing the list down to six (we don’t want to overload you). On the plus side, […]

Sailing Toward Osiris Preview

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

Sailing Toward OsirisNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Daily Magic Games is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishers. I LOVE the Valeria series, with Valeria: Card Kingdoms replacing Machi Koro in my collection and Villages of Valeria (review here) becoming one of […]

Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift Review

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal RiftWhen I made the transition from playing mostly RPGs to focusing on board games, one of my gateway genres had to be the dungeon crawler. While the RPG experience can never really be replicated as a board game, the dungeon crawler is probably the one that comes the closest. This is probably because it does […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 5/1

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

Kickstarters of the WeekMay is officially here. I’m not sure how it was by you, but April blew through here in a storm of rain showers, so I’m not exactly missing it. Anyway, this week we have four new Kickstarter campaigns for you to check out, including one we even did a preview of if you want to […]

Firefly Crime & Punishment Expansion Review

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

Firefly Crime & PunishmentIs it possible for a game to have too many expansions? If you love a game, the answer is clearly no. This is especially true if you have a game you get to the table quite often and want more variety. This is the 7th expansion for Firefly: The Board Game (review here), with our […]

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 […]