Posts Tagged ‘board game’

Morocco Preview

Posted on October 8th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. I jumped on the chance to preview Morocco when I saw it was a game created by the design team of Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback….

Honesty will get you nowhere…

Posted on October 5th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I consider myself pretty happy to play pretty much any game that comes my way. Sometimes, I may not be as excited about a particular game because its artwork or premise aren’t ‘exciting’ or whatnot, but all in all, I … Continue reading

Family of Gamers: Catan Junior Review

Posted on October 1st, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by


It’s back to school time in our house! Isaac is focusing on reading, writing and long division in 3rd grade. Anika has been reviewing the four mathematical processors and enjoying sign language in 2nd grade. For our family, we believe there are three types of homework: Homework that is assigned by their teacher to review

Hundred Days 20 Review

Posted on September 29th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I have played many hex-and-counter war games over 30+ years. When I discover a new game in that genre, I look for something unique or different to pique my interest. Hundred Days 20 does this by offering an elegant system of play. What do I mean by ele…

Top Ten Games with Positive Female Representations

Posted on September 24th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Top 10 Games with Positive Female Representations

I am a woman. I am a woman who likes board games. When playing games where you can take on roles, I like to be able to take on the role of a woman. I do not like when females in games are naked/nearly naked, damsels-in-distress, or mere sex objects to be ogled at. There’s more to

Looting Atlantis Review

Posted on September 23rd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Looting Atlantis designed by Nick Sauer Published by Shoot Again Games on Kickstarter   Imagine you are a citizen of Atlantis and the continent is sinking due to a violent eruption.  Knowing that the your home is lost other citizens begin to flee.  You and the other players around you however, realize that the other […]

Takenoko Chibis Expansion Review

Posted on September 15th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Takenoko: Chibis

Back in 2013 we reviewed a fantastic game called Takenoko. This cleverly designed tile laying game sucked us in with its simple mechanics and stunning visuals and components. We had few criticism of this gem and it has made its way to our gaming table countless times. Recently, game designers Antoine Bauza (7 Wonders, Hanabi) and Corentin Lebrat (Open Sesame) jumped

Champions of Midgard From Grey Fox Games

Posted on September 11th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Champions of Midgard $59.99   The old Jarl has died and his once prosperous port has fallen into a state of catastrophe. Fearsome creatures are coming in droves, driving chaos and destruction before them. Trolls attack the town, Draugr terrorize nearby villages, and Monsters strike at travelers and merchants alike. The people are suffering and […]

Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Atlas of Rokugan

Posted on September 11th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Legend of the Five Rings RPG: Atlas of Rokugan $49.99   “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –Shinsei   For twenty years, the Legend of the Five Rings card game and role-playing game have explored the world of Rokugan. Now, for the first time, the Emerald Empire at last gets […]

Odyssey: Wrath of Poseidon from Ares Games

Posted on September 11th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Odyssey: Wrath of Poseidon $39.90   The war is over, and your ships are trying to sail back to your homeland after a long absence. To do so, you must beg forgiveness of the wrathful sea god, Poseidon. You need to reach the Sacred Island to make offerings and prayers to the gods…but the irascible […]

BGQ Milestone Giveaway

Posted on September 10th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

A little over three years ago I decided to start a board game review site. To be honest, I expected it to fizzle out after a few months like my other attempts at blogging. But here we are, hundreds of reviews later, still going strong. Last November, I was pretty excited to look at my website

Loot Call! – Kickstarter Rewards and a Rare Find

Posted on September 9th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I have had several new things come through the mail recently and I wanted to show them off to you.Custome Decals from Fallout HobbiesI was a backer on a Kickstarter for Fallout Hobbies, a company dedicated to making custom decals. I had decided to star…

Privateers: The Golden Decade Preview

Posted on September 9th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. The Age of Sail has long been one of my favorite themes in board gaming. This is partially because I enjoy sailing in real life…

Neuroshima Hex Review

Posted on September 8th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

The inevitable has happened. Humans finally went to war against the machines and the world as we know it has been destroyed. While that may sound familiar, I’m not talking about the rise of Skynet and the T-1000s (at least not today). No, I’m talking about the world of Neuroshima, where the remains of humanity

Darkness Comes Rattling Review

Posted on September 1st, 2015 under , . Posted by

by “Dirty” Jon Baber

Darkness Comes Rattling is a new boardgame by Wyrd. We picked up a copy at GenCon after having a short demo.

Like most things from Wyrd, the game is absolutely gorgeous. I am a total sucker for a really good looking game!

In this game, 2-6 players are cooperatively working to rescue the Sun from the belly of the Darkness before the snake can permanently digest and snuff out humanity’s light.  The premise is certainly unique and makes for very interesting artwork.

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The Game from IDW Games September 18th

Posted on August 31st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Game  $19.99 Nominated for the 2015 Spiel Des Jahres (Game of the Year), The Game is a co-operative card game for 1-5 players.   In The Game, players will have to work together to play cards into one of four different piles, with the hopes of discarding all 98 cards to win. Each turn, […]

Firefly: Kalidasa from GF9

Posted on August 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Firefly: Kalidasa $39.99   The Rim is calling…   The second Rim expansion set for Firefly: The Game, Kalidasa adds a massive star system to the ‘Verse with loads of new opportunities for adventure and profit.   The long arm of the Alliance reaches out beyond core space with the addition of the Operative’s Corvette. […]

Don’t Turn Your Back from Evil Hat Productions

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Don’t Turn Your Back $40.00   Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a board game that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother When’s deadly […]

Zombie Monday

Posted on August 24th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

After a week of vacation my first day back to work does not have enough coffee in the world. I actually feel like a zombie as the vacation hangover slowly leaves my system. That being said, perhaps the way I feel has something to do with the zombie theme of this past weekend?

Last night many viewers tuned in to watch the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead. For those unaware the new show is a companion series to the very popular Walking Dead. The first season will be focusing on the start of the zombie apocalypse from the perspective of a dysfunctional family. The former will surely add a layer of complication for the characters. I personally enjoyed episode one even though many viewers have commented it was very slow.

The only caveat would be the reaction of some of the characters upon seeing their first zombie. They seemed as numb as a seasoned zombie slaying veteran rather than in shock. This oversight did not bother me enough to not continue watching the show but it was strange. I’m sure the characters have seen bizarre things in their lives but a shambling corpse that just won’t die? I’m sorry but the average person would not stand there gawking but would run for their lives.

A while back I purchased End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse and hope to finally play it soon. One of the scenarios presented in the book deals with the initial outbreak. I really think that would be a terrifying time to set a campaign in as society crumbles around the player characters. Panicked people, martial law, complete chaos, and the grid going down would happen really fast I would imagine. I’m looking forward to some inspiration from Fear the Walking Dead for my own games

In preparation for the first episode we spent Sunday in the Game Tavernplaying one of my favorite cooperative board games Zombicide. Back in November of last year I shared some pictures of my storage solution for all the miniatures. In addition I included some custom character cards I created based on the Walking Dead cast.  I decided to create a few more and wanted to share them with all the fans out there. 

Family of Gamers: The Journey Begins

Posted on August 20th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Welcome to our new column, Family of Gamers, where we will take you on a tour of our favorite family games, share with you each of our family member’s likes and dislikes of the game, and insights on our favorite strategies. Finally, we will give you, the parents, perspective on what we use the game to

Viceroy Review

Posted on August 18th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Mayday Games is probably best known for both the massive amount of card sleeves they sell, and for their dexterity games. In fact, Coconuts is a staple here at the BGQ HQ that makes it to the gaming table quite often. Lately though, it seems that Mayday has been branching out into other types of games.

Halo: Fleet Battles – Fall of Reach Gen Con Edt. Unboxing

Posted on August 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Take a look as Chris unboxes Spartan Games’ new Halo Fleet Battles game.

Meet Our New Writer

Posted on August 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Readers, I suppose at the end of the day, tabletop board games are a form of entertainment. They allow us to exercise our minds. They make us smarter and more creative. They allow us to build cities and nations, participate in a revolution or explore the vastness of time and space. They even allow us […]

Top Ten Star Wars Board Games

Posted on August 13th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

With the next generation of Star Wars movie coming out this year, interest in this timeless franchise is clearly on the rise. Fans everywhere are ready to jump into their X-Wings with both feet and pretend that midichlorians never existed. Over the years, there have been some great Star Wars games produced…and also some not

Words With Ronnie Renton from Mantic Games @ Gen Con 2015

Posted on August 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ronnie tells us about Dungeon Saga the Kings of war rules what’s new for Warpath and Daeadzone and the Dreadball ranking system that’s coming soon. I played Dungeon Saga and it has a good feel to it.  What I mean by that is it’s not like some of the other dungeon crawl games on the […]