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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 […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 11/13

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

Kickstarters of the WeekIn case you didn’t know, the BGQ team is heading to PAX Unplugged this week to cover the convention. As this is the first year for PAX Unplugged, we are not quite sure what to expect, but we will be on hand to bring you all the news. Follow us on twitter where will be […]

PAX Unplugged Badge Giveaway

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

PAX Unplugged GiveawayNext week is the first annual (I assume it will be annual at least) PAX Unplugged Game Convention. The folks over at Penny Arcade definitely know how to put on a show, as their regular PAXs have always been outstanding. Yet this is the first year they are focusing on a convention for board games. […]

NMBR 9 Review

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

NMBR 9If 1 is the loneliest number, what does that make number 9? Nine times lonelier? I’ll leave the answer to that question to people much wiser than me. It’s only relevant (not really) because today we are reviewing the abstract strategy game NMBR 9 from Z-Man Games. NMBR 9 is a Tile Laying game for […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 11/6

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

Kickstarters of the WeekNovember is here and with it comes cold weather, shopping deals, holiday meals, and new this year, PAX Unplugged. The BGQ crew is going to be heading to Philadelphia in less than two weeks to cover PAX’s first board game convention. We have no idea how good or bad this inaugural event will be, but […]

Rhino Hero: Super Battle Review

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

Rhino Hero: Super Battle2011’s Rhino Hero is one of, if not my #1, favorite game from family game publisher HABA Games. It garnered a 5 Star review here on BGQ and makes it’s way to our gaming table early and often (with and without kids present). So when I heard they were releasing a sequel, I was all […]

Paramedics: Clear! Review

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

Paramedics: Clear!Some games give you a chance to relax, turn off your brain, and enjoy an almost zen like experience. Tokaido comes to mind, a nice leisure stroll through ancient Japan. And then there are games like Paramedics: Clear! who run up to your board game shelf and punch those games in the face, all while […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 10/30

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWe are nearing the end of October, with just a couple of days left. The annual Essen Spiel is finally in the books, now it’s just a matter of waiting until the games make their way across the ocean to our table tops. Speaking of games, we are going to be doing our very first […]

Go Nuts for Donuts Review

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

Gonuts for DonutsIn 2014, Gamewright Games brought us the popular “pick and pass” style game Sushi Go!. This game took the 7 Wonders style card drafting mechanic and distilled it down to its essence. It was a very successfully game that’s even made its way to iOS. I bring this up because Gamewright’s newest card game is […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 10/23

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

Kickstarters of the WeekIf you’ve spent any time at all as a board gamer, than you probably already know that the annual Essen Game Fair is this week. Be prepared for an onslaught of news and releases about the latest eurogame to come from across the pond. Of course, we still have a few days before the convention […]

Charterstone Review

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

CharterstoneNote: As Charterstone is a legacy style game, we’ve labeled any potential spoilers to avoid having the surprises ruined for you. The legacy genre was started with Rob Davaiu and his take on the classic game Risk. Risk: Legacy brought a breath of fresh air to tabletop gaming with his almost unheard of need to […]

Kickstarters of the Week 10/16

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

Kickstarters of the WeekOctober seems to be flying by as we are already halfway through the month. The days are already feeling pretty short and Essen is next week! We have a bit of a light week for Kickstarters ending, probably because many publishers don’t want to deal with a campaign end as they also prep for a […]

Seikatsu Review

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

SeikatsuFor an abstract strategy game to impress me, it needs to do something very unique or have some pretty stellar components. Simply putting wood blocks on a grid (while that may be functional) just isn’t going to cut it anymore, especially in this crowded market. Fortunately for Seikatsu, it tries to accomplish both of those […]

Burgle Bros. iOS Review

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

Burgle BrosGame designer Tim Fowers is quietly putting out a nice catalog of games. The first game of his I played with the excellent deckbuilding/word game mashup Paperback, which is really the only word building game I need to own anymore. Burgle Bros, the second game of his I played, was a clever heist game that […]

Outpost: Siberia Review

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

Outpost: SiberiaWhen I look at Outpost: Siberia, I have memories of watching John Carpenter’s The Thing. You’re stuck in a frozen outpost, being terrorized by monsters. What’s not to love? Well unless you are actually there I guess. Outpost: Siberia is a cooperative card game designed by veteran game designers Jonathan Gilmour (Wasteland Express Delivery Service) […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 10/9

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

Kickstarters of the WeekWho is ready for the annual Essen Spiel this month? It’s only a couple weeks away and the amount of games releasing at the convention is pretty massive. While it will take most quite a bit of time to work their way over to the States, there are plenty of games I’m looking forward to […]

Escape Room: The Game Review

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

Chrono DecoderNote: This will be a spoiler free review of Escape Room: The Game. By now you are probably familiar with the Escape Room craze in tabletop gaming. What was once a tiny niche is quickly reaching a saturation point with plenty of options for the puzzle solving gamer to choose from. However, as I love […]

Help Make Board Game Quest Even Better

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

BGQ StaffAs most of you probably know, Board Game Quest has been bringing high quality board game content to the web for over five years now, with new articles posting almost every day. We have grown to include 8 different writers and cover a wide range of games, from family games to heavy 4 hour+ games. […]

Techno Bowl Review

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

Techno BowlIf you were a gamer in the 80s or 90s, then chances are you are familiar with Tecmo Bowl (or the much better Tecmo Super Bowl). It was the arcade football game that has really never been replicated since. Well it seems that game designer Brent Spivey has drawn on this beloved franchise for inspiration […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 10/2

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

Kickstarters of the WeekOctober is finally here and despite some unusually warm weather we’ve been having this fall, I think we can finally say goodbye to summer now. While I’m always sad to see the warm weather go, that does mean we are getting close to the annual Essen game fair. Have you checked out the hordes of […]

Train Heist Review

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

Train HeistWhile I don’t always gravitate towards the old west theme, if there is one niche of that genre that’s sure to suck me in, it’s the train heist. Gearing up, forming a plan, and attacking a moving target. It has all the elements needed for an entertaining evening. So with that in mind, today we […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 9/25

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

Kickstarters of the WeekWelcome to our last batch of Kickstarters of the Week for September. Despite some unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in the Midwest, I think this just about officially closes out the summer for us. On the plus side, October marks the arrival of the annual Essen game faire. So get ready for lots […]

Wasteland Express Delivery Service Giveaway

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

Wasteland Express Delivery Service Game ExperienceA few days ago we posted our review of Pandasauras’ new pick up and deliver game, Wasteland Express Delivery Service. This game created a lot of buzz at Gen Con this year and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a fantastic new game from designers Jon Gilmour, Matt Riddle, and Ben Pinchback that both […]

Wasteland Express Delivery Service Review

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

Wasteland Express Delivery ServiceWhile 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road may have brought the post-apocalyptic genre back into the spotlight, I’ve always had a fondness for that theme. So heck yeah I was excited to try Wasteland Express Delivery Service after seeing it at Gen Con this year. Trucking across a ravaged landscape, make deliveries, fighting raiders and earning […]