Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Top 10 Card Drafting Games

Posted on May 26th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Ever since I first got my hands on 7 Wonders, card drafting has been one of my absolute favorite mechanics in tabletop gaming. I love the sense of wonder and anticipation that I get each round when a new hand is passed to me. Will it have the card I ne…

Play Thru Review: Odin’s Ravens From Osprey Publishing

Posted on May 24th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Odin’s Ravens from Osprey Games is a race around the world.  It uses card to create an environment where outwitting your opponent may be the only way to win.  It takes seconds to learn and only minutes to play. Would you believe the simplicity of this game is pretty complicated?  Well, the tactics that can […]

Secret Hitler Preview

Posted on May 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Secret HitlerNote: This preview uses early components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published version of the game. There has been a small influx in the last few years of games based on player social interaction. One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Two Rooms and a Boom, Good Cop, Bad Cop are some of the more

Escape From the Aliens in Outerspace Full Demo

Posted on May 19th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

My friends and I play Escape From the Aliens in Outerspace at Adepticon.  As you will see it is a blind movement bluffing game.  While I have only played it once, I believe it can turn into a very intense game where you might just out think yourself. Special thanks to Christian and Joe for […]

Empires At Sea Review

Posted on May 17th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Empires At SeaAs someone who has always enjoyed spending his summers doing a bit of sailing on Lake Michigan, I’ve naturally been drawn to games with a nautical theme. This goes doubly for games set during the “age of sail”, when those massive wooden sailing ships ruled the oceans. Recently, a new game called Empires at Sea made its

Anachrony Preview

Posted on May 11th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

AnachronyNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. It’s late in the 26th century. Earth has dissolved into a dystopian future where four different ideologies, called Paths, are fighting to rebuild the world as they see fit. Unfortunately, there is now a giant

Box Breaking 183 Posthuman from MR. B Games

Posted on May 10th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Survive or evolve, in Post Human you are one of the last humans alive and you are being hunted by mutants.   Watch as Matt opens it up. I have wanted to play this for about two months now and I really can’t wait. Related articles Box Breaking 179 Odin’s Ravens

Adventure Land Review

Posted on May 10th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Adventure LandHABA USA is known in tabletop gaming for their exceptionally high quality children’s games. From games like Animal Upon Animal to Rhino Hero, the creative minds at HABA are finding new ways to keep children entertained without the need of electronics. Recently though, HABA has branched off into games that aren’t just for the young ones.

Role-Play Ramblings 6: The Role of Death

Posted on May 5th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In this Role-Play Ramblings Matt discusses the role of death as it pertains to players and their characters.  Is it morally acceptable for  a GM to kill off PC’s. This concludes the first season of Role-Play Ramblings.  I hope to start season two very soon, check back, or follow us on Twiite and Facebook for […]

Gen Con and Paizo Three Years of Co-Sponsorship

Posted on May 4th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

GEN CON PARTNERS WITH PAIZO ON THREE YEAR CO-SPONSORSHIP INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2016) Gen Con, North America’s largest and longest-running gaming convention, has agreed to a new three-year contract with game company Paizo Inc, extending their Co-Sponsorship which began in 2013. This new agreement will extend through Gen Con 2018. At Gen Con 2016, Paizo will […]

Darkest Night: Second Edition

Posted on May 4th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Darkest Night Second EditionNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. I love cooperative games. This game type requires full engagement from all players and it can encourage team building when you win or lose together. Eldritch Horror, Samurai Spirit, and The Grizzled are some of my current

Raid and Trade Review

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Raid and TradeI own a few other “post-apocalyptic” themed games in my collection. Even more so than those other games, Raid & Trade really drives home the point that resources are scarce and are key to surviving this world. The question put forth is would I be able to survive the challenges of Raid & Trade or

New From Mr. B. Games

Posted on April 29th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Far Space Foundry $49.   The Far Space Federation is leading an ongoing peacekeeping mission. The crew on the front lines are in constant need of new supplies and equipment, so the Federation has set up a massive supply line network. This network is composed of massive space stations called Foundries. Some Foundries are specialized […]

Splendor iOS Review

Posted on April 28th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Splendor for iOSWhen it comes to great family games, one doesn’t have to look much farther than Splendor to find an award-winning example. A gem of a game (pun intended) from publisher Space Cowboys, Splendor sucked people in with its very accessible rules and entertaining engine building mechanics. We actually reviewed Splendor a while ago, and have played

Box Breaking 181 Bombsquad

Posted on April 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Watch as Matt opes up Bomb Squad from Tasty minstrel Games.  In Bomb Squad 2-6 players cooperatively work together piloting a robot to disarm bombs and rescue hostages. Coming to soon a Bomb Squad review! Related articles Box Breaking 177 Panda Head Box Breaking 179 Odin’s Ravens Role-Play Ramblings 4 When to Overpower a Villain […]

Rattle, Battle, Grab The Loot Review

Posted on April 21st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Rattle BattleAs I mentioned in my recent review of Dead Men Tell No Tales, I love me some pirate games. Heck, I even own almost every game on our Top 10 Pirate Games list. So when I first heard about Rattle, Battle, Grab The Loot, a dice rolling pirate game from Portal Games, my interest was piqued.

Aether Captains Preview

Posted on April 20th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Asymmetrical game play? Sign me up! OK, I should probably hear a little about the game first, but usually when I hear that phra…

2015 Board Game Award Winners

Posted on April 14th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Recently we announced the nominees for our 3rd Annual Board Game Awards. We do this every year to highlight some truly amazing games in an age where we are inundated with gaming choices. Each member of our editorial staff has cast their vote, along wit…

Top 10 Pirate Board Games

Posted on April 7th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Top 10 Pirate Board GamesRecently we posted a review of Dead Men Tell No Tales, a cooperative pirate game from Minion Games. In the comments section, someone asked where that game would rank among other pirate games. That was a really good question and inspired the creation of this list. There actually aren’t as many pirate themed games as you

Star Trek Ascendancy Preview

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

One of the biggest highlights from Adepticon for me was getting a chance to participate in a demo of the new Gale Force 9 board game Star Trek Ascendency (STA), run by none other than John-Paul of Battlefront Games. STA … Continue reading

Colt Express: Horses and Stagecoach Expansion Review

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Colt Express Horses and Stagecoach ExpansionRecently I reviewed one of my favorite action programming games, Colt Express. Set in the Old West, Colt Express pits players against each other as they try and rob a passenger train. As with any action programming game, Colt Express is filled with a good amount of excitement and plenty of chaos. Recently, the designer of Colt

2015 Board Game Award Nominees

Posted on March 31st, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

2015 Board Game Award NomineesWelcome to the annual Board Game Quest Board Game Awards. There are many outstanding games produced each year, and we like to take some time out each spring to recognize the best games of the previous year. You may be wondering why we wait until spring to hand out our awards from the previous year. With

Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Posted on March 29th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Dead Men Tell No TalesThere are a few themes in gaming that no matter how much they are used (or overused), still seem to attract my attention. Cthulhu, dungeon crawling, city building and of course pirates. Who doesn’t love a good swashbuckling board game? Today we are going to be looking at Dead Men Tell No Tales, a cooperative

The Last Spike Review

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

The Last SpikeWhen you see the title and the cover of The Last Spike for the first time, you’re going to think it’s a typical train game where route building, pick-and-and-deliver, or stock manipulation may be the main theme. The Last Spike has route building at its core, but also incorporates set collection and cash management into its gameplay

Captain’s Wager Review

Posted on March 15th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Captain's WagerI used to really enjoy playing card games of chance like Poker. There was no better feeling when you won the pot with a great hand or bluff. It’s harder now to find the time to get friends together to play given everyone’s schedules and “adult” responsibilities. So when I was offered the chance to