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2017 Board Game Award Winners

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

A couple of weeks ago we announced our nominees for our 5th Annual Board Game Awards. 2017 was a great year for tabletop gaming and we always enjoy taking one last look back at the year to recognize the best and most creative among them. Today we are e…

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival iOS Review

Posted on April 19th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

About three years ago (or so) we reviewed an enjoyable little tile-laying game called Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. It had a fun theme and great visuals, prompting reviewer Jeff to give it 4 Stars. Recently, the developers at Dire Wolf Digital have t…

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/16

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

We are halfway through April already and it feels like this year is just flying by. We are only two short months away from the start of the Summer convention season (Origins Game Fair). Do you feel ready for the craziness? Regardless, we still have ple…

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/9

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

April rolls on and it looks like nice weather might finally be on the horizon. But we are not here for weather; we are here for some gaming. And in case you missed the announcement last week, we have released the nominations for our 2017 Board Game Awa…

2017 Board Game Award Nominees

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

Welcome to the 5th annual Board Game Quest Board Game Awards. Each Spring we like to take some time to honor the best and most creative board games that came out the previous year. We have a total of 11 award categories this year, with five nominees in…

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/2

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

April is finally here, and with it, we bring a few more tabletop game campaigns for you to check out. This week is a bit of a lighter week compared to others, but that’s OK because it’s about quality, not quantity. Enjoy! Warfighter WWII &#…

Lotus iOS review

Posted on March 30th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The summer of 2016 brought us the annual Gen Con gaming convention and with it, hordes of new board games to play. One of the highlights from the convention that year was the beautiful looking card game Lotus, published by Renegade Games. Since then, I…

Cool Stuff Inc Introduces “Authentic Product Guarantee”

Posted on March 29th, 2018 under . Posted by

There has been a growing concern among gamers of receiving a counterfeit board game when shopping online. What once seemed like an absurd proposition has now become a point of worry among board game enthusiasts. To help combat this, major online (and o…

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/26

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Spring finally hit last week but you wouldn’t know it from the pummeling that the East coast took. I think we can all agree that we are ready to kiss the snow and cold goodbye for a while. And as the months of Spring roll on, publishers are busil…

Top 10 Cthulhu Board Games

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Themes in tabletop gaming seem to come and go in popularity. For a while zombies were all the range, yet now they seem to have fallen out of favor with the masses. However, one theme that seems to eternally live in the hearts of gamers belongs to that …

Dresden Files Card Game iOS Review

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The Dresden Files is one of my favorite book series and, even after 15 novels, I still find myself eagerly awaiting the newest adventure of Harry Dresden. Last year, Evil Hat Games brought us a card game based on this universe. You can read my full rev…

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/19

Posted on March 19th, 2018 under , . Posted by

We are halfway through March and also get to welcome the official first day of Spring tomorrow. I, for one, am definitely happy to put this Winter into my rear view mirror. And for more good news, we have a great group of tabletop games for you to chec…

Barbarians: The Invasion Review

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

When I hear a name like Barbarians: The Invasion, clearly the first thing I’m going to think of is a solid eurogame. OK, maybe not, but that didn’t stop the designers at Tabula Games from using a horde of invading barbarians for the theme in their newe…

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/12

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

We are almost halfway through March and spring is almost here (thankfully). We’ve got another nice group of tabletop games for you to check out this week, including one we’ve actually played. We were able to test out The Reckoners at PAX Un…

Codenames: Duet Review

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

Confession time. I’m not a very big fan of Codenames. I think it’s a fine game, but I just never got the hype for it. People who play it constantly, or said it changed the dynamic of their game group are on another planet than me. It was always one of …

Kickstarters of the Week: 3/5

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

March is finally here, which means publishers are hard at work getting their games finalized for the upcoming convention season. Which games are you most excited about this year? If you are curious as to what the BGQ staff has their eye on, check out o…

Pandemic: Rising Tide Review

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

Have you heard of a little game called Pandemic? Probably not, I think it’s only sold around a bazillion copies or something. Snarkiness aside, Pandemic is a perennial best seller that’s even found its way into big box stores like Target. Z-Man Games, …

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/26

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The Kickstarter campaigns keep rolling on and we’ve seen a firehose of interesting looking campaigns lately. I almost feel bad for all the great looking games that aren’t getting backers because people have to spread their dollars around&#8…

Harvest Dice Review

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Roll and Writes are a genre of board games that are never going to get major attention. They are casual games (usually fillers) that, while they have a dedicated following of fans, aren’t going to generate headlines. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stil…

Boom Blast Stix Review

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

One thing that can really make for a great gaming session is tension. Whether it’s trying to figure out who the Cylons are in Battlestar Galactica, or trying to balance a high acrobat in Meeple Circus, tense moments are usually memorable ones. To…

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/19

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Welcome to the edition of our Kickstarters of the Week. We’ve got quite the diverse lineup for you this week with card games, minis games, and even a dice game. Hopefully you can find something in this week’s group that will pique your curi…

Konja Review

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

One of my surprise hits of 2014 was the dice rolling game Ancient Terrible Things. You can check out the full review for my thoughts on the game, but I cheekily dubbed it as “What Yahtzee would be if Yahtzee were fun”. Game designer Simon McGregor has …

Hero Realms: Ruin of Thandar Expansion Review

Posted on February 14th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

One of the hotly anticipated offerings from the original Hero Realms Kickstarter campaign was a cooperative mode. People have loved the *Realms line of games for a long time, but many have been clamoring to play it fully coop. Well now they have their …

Kickstarters of the Week: 2/12

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

We are almost halfway through February; hope you all are staying warm. Yesterday was the annual Gen Con housing lottery; I hope you all had good luck securing rooms. It’s a painful process every year. But with that out of the way, we can get back…

DropMix Review

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

At the height of its popularity, I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours I spent banging on plastic drums and guitars in the video game Rock Band. As silly as you looked while playing, all that went out the window when you and a few friends got t…