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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 […]

Food Truck Champion Preview

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

Food Truck ChampionNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Publisher Daily Magic Games is quickly making a name for themselves. I first took notice of them with their excellent Valeria line of games, now with its 3rd offering in Quests of Valeria (review coming soon). Today we […]

Hero Realms Review

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

Hero RealmsBack in 2014, White Wizard Games rocketed onto the scene with their hit deck building game Star Realms (review here). Designed by Robert Dougherty and Darwin Kastle, 2 former Magic: The Gathering pro players, this card game was an instant hit and sold out almost immediately. Since then, Star Realms fans have been treated to […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/20

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

Kickstarters of the WeekOnly about a week or so left of February, hope all of you are as ready for winter to end as I am. While it’s been a great time for gaming, I’m ready to start spending a little more time outside. But in the mean time, we have four new Kickstarter campaigns for you to check […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/13

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

Kickstarters of the WeekWe are almost halfway through February already; this month is just flying by. I suppose it helps that there are only 28 days in the month, so it always seems to pass by quickly. Regardless, we’ve dug up another 4 good looking kickstarter campaigns for you to check out this week. Enjoy! Dwarves: Dig, Delve, […]

Steel Arena: Friday Night Robot Fight Review

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

Steel Arena: Friday Night Robot FightIn 2011, Hugh Jackman starred in a movie called Real Steel. It was a movie set in the neat future where boxing is now handled by robots who smash each other to bits for our amusement. It’s a great concept that I actually could see happening in the future. While I didn’t really have high […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/6

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

Kickstarters of the WeekFebruary is finally here. I feel like January just flew by, and I’m OK with that, as the sooner we can get through the winter months, the better. I’m not much for cold and snow, but at least it gives me an excuse to stay indoors and do more gaming… not that I don’t do […]

Mysterium iOS Review

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

Mysterium iOSI think it’s pretty obvious that Asmodee Digital recognizes the growing potential of tablets as a board game alternative. And I for one am thankful for that. While I realize that 99 times out of 100, I’d rather be playing a physical version of a game with friends, sometimes that’s just not possible. Those are […]

Villages of Valeria Review

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

Villages of ValeriaDespite its funny name, I really enjoy tableau building games. I like building things in general, and the tableau building genre allows me to grow something from its very small roots. Regardless of their theme, tableau games like 7 Wonders, Imperial Settlers, or even Glory to Rome always seem to make their way to my gaming table. Publisher […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/30

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

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/30As January comes to a close, so does the slow season for Kickstarter campaigns apparently. Ever since the holiday lull, there were only around 150 or so active tabletop campaigns. We’ve now been steadily rising and have over 200. I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before the levels rise into the […]

Bite Nite Preview

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

Bite NiteFor quite a while, Vampires were all the rage. Thanks to Twilight, V-larps and movies like Interview with a Vampire, these denizens of the night dominated pop culture. However, since that time, the vampire has taken a back seat on our tabletops to the zombie. Is it time for the vampires to make a resurgence? Quite […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 1/23

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

Kickstarters of the WeekThere is only about a week or so left in the first month of 2017. It seems like this year is poised to fly by as quickly as 2016 did. Before you know it the weather will be getting better, the summer cons will be here, and new game releases will be descending up us in waves. […]

Neuroshima Hex iPad Review

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

Neuroshima Hex iPad and iPhoneIn 2015 I got my first chance to play the Neuroshima Hex board game. It’s a game that’s been around for many years, yet I’ve never got around to trying it. I’m usually not one for abstract games, so it wasn’t too high on my radar to being with. However I kept hearing rumblings about […]