Last 15 posts from Board Game Quest

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 […]

Alien Artifacts Review

Posted on November 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Alien ArtifactsI seem to enjoy the games released by Portal Games. Several of their games have taken up permanent residence in my collection. Year after year they release quality titles. 2017 is supposed to be the year of First Martians, a title they have admitted to being their biggest release yet. This reviewer, while appreciating the […]

America Review

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

AmericaVeteran game designer Friedemann Friese normally has a thing. He names all his games with the first letter F. However, when veteran game designer Ted Alspach joins in, some exceptions follow. The real exception in this case is actually a trivia party game. This, like its predecessor games Fauna and Terra, presents players with a […]

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 […]

Middle Earth Meets Dungeons and Dragons

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

Adventures in Middle EarthI used to play roleplaying games. I’ve been a Dungeon Master for Dungeons & Dragons (Basic, Advanced, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition), Shadowrun, d20 Modern, Pathfinder, and even a little bit of Vampire. Each system should be judged on the game mechanisms for the type of world it aims to serve and how those work with […]

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 […]

Codex: Card-Time Strategy Review

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

CodexLet’s go for a walk down memory lane. Raise your hand, dearest reader, if you were first exposed to hobby gaming through the addiction inducing Magic: The Gathering. It’s just as I suspected. And who among you weaned yourself off of MTG and landed yourself on this side of the board? You are not alone. […]

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Review

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Legend of the 5 RingsLegend of the Five Rings and its world of Rokugan are one of the most beloved fictional setting in gaming. With eight great Clans and several minor houses clamoring for position to become the Emperor, the mythology is full of military stratagems and posturing, political intrigue, and danger around every turn. It found success as […]

Woo-Hoo! Review

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

Woo-Hoo!Gaming with children can be both rewarding and excruciating. Kids games, especially for kids in the 2-4 year old range, have to walk a very delicate line as attention spans are short. Its great for your kid to get something out of the experience without having to end up in timeout for throwing the pieces […]

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 […]

Top 10 Trick Taking Games

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

Top 10 Trick Taking GamesWhen it comes to game mechanisms, trick-taking is one that I’ve always enjoyed. I grew up playing many hundreds of games of Euchre with friends and family. Not to mention thousands of online games of Hearts and Spades. But with modern board gaming, trick-taking is just a tool of many available to designers. Today we […]

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 […]

SpyNet Review

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

SpynetIf there’s one designer whose name is legend amongst card gamers, it’s Richard Garfield. The designer of Magic: The Gathering and Android: Netrunner has a distinguished repertoire, but he still has the occasional misstep. Whenever he delivers a new game, especially a card game, it’s a tense moment to digest it and decide if it’s […]