Posts Tagged ‘Area Control Game’

Petrichor Review

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

Publisher Mighty Boards has really been coming out with a unique lineup of board games. First was Posthuman, their post apocalyptic survival game. Then came Vengeance, the action movie revenge game. And now we have Petrichor, a game about controlling c…

Feudum Review

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

Board game complexity comes in a lot of flavors. There are complex rules that are just hard to understand. There are complex scoring systems that make it difficult to understand what you are trying to actually accomplish. And then there is the complexi…

Rising Sun Review

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

CMON Games is a Kickstarter household name. Almost everyone who watches the roll of games disembarking the Kickstarter pledge train has seen big numbers for one or two CMON titles. With our next game up for review, it was a foregone conclusion that the…

Iquazú Review

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

German game publisher HABA Game is mostly known for their bright yellow boxes and exceptional children’s games. From Animal upon Animal to Dragon Tower to Rhino Hero, the BGQ crew is no stranger to playing games with our young ones. Recently though, th…

Manhattan Review

Posted on March 29th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Game awards are an interesting subject. At the end of the day, they’re one group’s opinion, but they also color the conversation about what games should be granted accolades. Prestigious awards such as the Spiel des Jahres (literally game of the year) …

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…

Wildcatters Review

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

The term “wildcatter” refers to individuals who would drill wells on land that wasn’t currently known to have oil, hoping to strike it rich. These wildcat wells were not an insignificant part of the explosion of the oil industry, but were largely acqui…

Battle for Rokugan Review

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

Game reviewers are tasked with capturing the complete view of a game, especially with regards to the enjoyment and engagement it delivers. If a game isn’t interesting, or it has some fatal flaw, readers need to know about it. Beyond that, cultural inse…

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 […]

The Expanse Review

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The ExpanseIn 2011, two novelists under the pseudonym James S.A. Corey published Leviathan Wakes, the first in the Expanse novels, a science fiction saga taking place in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, with Earth and Mars as the superpowers, and the disenfranchised and exploited Belt poised for a rise to rebellion. The […]