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BetaBotz: Byte of Passage Review

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

Often in movies or TV shows, people come up from nothing to something. It’s that struggle to adjust that is the main thrust of the plot. Today, we will be looking at a game that doesn’t deal with the aftermath of that change, but instead, the pro…

Samara Review

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

All types of resources are used to try to earn a victory in board games. It might be warships, coconuts, energy, or crystal skulls, but they all serve a purpose to inch you closer to the end goal. One resource that is brushed over quite a bit is the el…

Hellapagos Review

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

Over the last decade or so, television has brought survival situations into the mainstream. Through Survivor, Man vs. Wild, Survivorman, and others, you can watch people try to make it through the day without the creature comforts that most of us are u…

Voodoo Review

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

When I look out at the non-hobby games that have come out recently, they are not all roll your dice games and more popular ones focus on making a situation funny to be the main point of gameplay. Maybe it’s slapping whipped cream in someone&#8217…

Museum Heist Review

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One type of movie I enjoy is a heist film. While the basic plot is mostly the same: the main characters plot out the job, something goes wrong, and they have to think on their feet to complete. It’s the last part that makes me enjoy this type of cinema…

Okey Dokey Review

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

In 2015, there was an unexpected nominee to the Spiel des Jahres. The game was called… The Game. While it wasn’t on any of our radars before, we gave it a try and I found it to be a decent game. Okey Dokey has a similar feel to The Game, but take…

Macroscope Review

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

MacroscopeGames that require an outside knowledge or skill to be successful are ultimately hit or miss for players. If you are not packed full of useless information or are an awful drawer, like me, your enjoyment of a certain game can be limited. While I love guessing what others were drawing in Pictionary or Telestrations, […]

AssassinCon Review

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

AssassinconConventions are wonderful things. They allow people who share a similar passion to gather and enjoy what they love. There are conventions out there for board gamers, auto enthusiast, and even Abraham Lincoln presenters. Today, we will be looking at AssassinCon, a board game that explores the possibility of assassins all getting together at a […]

Coma Ward Preview

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

Coma WardNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game.This post was a paid preview, you can find out more information here. Pure horror movies are not very high on my movie watching list. While I do enjoy a psychological thriller, the mutilation and gore just doesn’t do anything […]

Interview with Kevin Burkhardsmeier of Game Toppers

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

Game ToppersWhen I wandered the exhibit hall at Gen Con, I stopped by the Mayday games booth to check out the new games they had this year. To my surprise, there was something else at the booth that I didn’t expect to see. They had a sunken gaming table for all of their demos to be […]

Top 5 and Bottom 5 from Gen Con 2017

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Gen Con 2017The dust has settled and the population of Indianapolis has returned to normal after Gen Con 2017 has come to a close. I got to spend four fun filled days of seeing new games, talking to publishers, other media folks, and most importantly seeing friends. Today, I will give you a top and bottom 5 […]