Posts Tagged ‘Co-Op Game’

Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game Review

Posted on May 17th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Games, like many art forms, tell stories. Even a really abstract game such as Checkers or Go tells a story in a binary format as if competing moral forces are adjudicating the world through conflict. Some conflicts are more nuanced and some themes righ…

Exorcism at the House of Monkton Falls Preview

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Note: 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. Horror presents some near-perfect fodder for board game id…

Codenames: Duet Review

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Confession time. I’m not a very big fan of Codenames. I think it’s a fine game, but I just never got the hype for it. People who play it constantly, or said it changed the dynamic of their game group are on another planet than me. It was always one of …

Pandemic: Rising Tide Review

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

Have you heard of a little game called Pandemic? Probably not, I think it’s only sold around a bazillion copies or something. Snarkiness aside, Pandemic is a perennial best seller that’s even found its way into big box stores like Target. Z-Man Games, …

Legacy of Dragonholt Review

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Roleplaying game products have an incredibly diverse range, just as complex and varied as board games. While the themes often focus on fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and alternate reality, the subtext and mechanisms of action resolution create a different me…

Hero Realms: Ruin of Thandar Expansion Review

Posted on February 14th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

One of the hotly anticipated offerings from the original Hero Realms Kickstarter campaign was a cooperative mode. People have loved the *Realms line of games for a long time, but many have been clamoring to play it fully coop. Well now they have their …

Dream Catchers Review

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One look at Dream Catchers was enough for me to want to dive and find out more. The artwork is fantastic and perfectly evokes the feeling of a book you’d read to a child at bed time. Of course this ties in perfectly with the theme of the game. In Dream…

Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Project Review

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Note: This will be a spoiler-free review. Escape rooms have grown in popularity in recent years, as evidenced by your Facebook and Instagram feeds filled with pictures of your friends experiencing the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat at the han…

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…

Dragonfire Review

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

DragonfireI believe I have stated this in previous reviews, but I love both coops and deck building games. In addition, Dungeons & Dragons was a staple of my gaming growing up. When I saw Dragonfire, a cooperative deck building game based on the Dungeons & Dragons brand at Gen Con 2017, I knew I wanted […]

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 Review

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2Note: This review will be a spoiler free look at Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. Everything discussed in detail can be found in the rulebook and the prologue. Everyone wants to make a legacy game these days. After the wild success of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, there seemed to be an explosion in campaign style games […]

Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time Review

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

Professor Evil and the Citadel of TimeI’ll say this about games published by Funforge, they sure know how to make them pretty. Just browsing through their catalog is a virtual cornucopia of fantastic art and vibrant colors. So it’s no wonder than I had to stop and take notice of Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time when I wandered past […]

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 […]

Escape from 100 Million B.C. Review

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Escape from 100 Million BCWhatever big budget movie next summer has in store, the concept usually begins with a pitch meeting where the producer needs to be convinced that the idea is viable. In this game review, that pitch goes something like this: “Ok, what if there was a team of time travelers sent back to the distant past […]

Burgle Bros. iOS Review

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

Burgle BrosGame designer Tim Fowers is quietly putting out a nice catalog of games. The first game of his I played with the excellent deckbuilding/word game mashup Paperback, which is really the only word building game I need to own anymore. Burgle Bros, the second game of his I played, was a clever heist game that […]

Outpost: Siberia Review

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

Outpost: SiberiaWhen I look at Outpost: Siberia, I have memories of watching John Carpenter’s The Thing. You’re stuck in a frozen outpost, being terrorized by monsters. What’s not to love? Well unless you are actually there I guess. Outpost: Siberia is a cooperative card game designed by veteran game designers Jonathan Gilmour (Wasteland Express Delivery Service) […]

Train Heist Review

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Train HeistWhile I don’t always gravitate towards the old west theme, if there is one niche of that genre that’s sure to suck me in, it’s the train heist. Gearing up, forming a plan, and attacking a moving target. It has all the elements needed for an entertaining evening. So with that in mind, today we […]