Posts Tagged ‘Deck Builder’

Paperback: Unabridged Expansion Review

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

Paperback took the mechanisms from deck builders like Dominion and made a word game out of it. It was generally well received and led to a sequel, of sorts, Hardback. But designer Tim Fowers has also expanded on the Paperback system with the Unabridged…

Master of Orion: Conquest Review

Posted on March 7th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

[Insert witty anecdote about Master of Orion the computer game from 1993] [Insert comment about how there are a couple new games along with a new version of the computer game.] [Insert pun about “blasting” its way to tabletop.] Master of Orion: Conques…

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 …

Hardback Review

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

In 2014, game designer Tim Fowers was able to put fans of word building games on notice, there was a new sheriff in town. Paperback successfully combined word building with familiar deck building mechanics that had people saying “now why didn’t I think…

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Monster Box of Monsters Review

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

Harry Potter: Monster Box of MonstersAt Gen Con 2016, publisher USAopoly created a ton of buzz with their new deck building game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle. If you haven’t heard much about this accessible deck building game, you can read our full review on the core game here. This year, publisher USAopoly has designed more content for the game in […]

The Quest for El Dorado Review

Posted on November 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Quest for El DoradoOne of the most common ways people sum up a game (and indeed the same way Board Game Quest does it) is to mention the primary mechanisms in a game. For example, a press-your-luck, dice rolling game might immediately conjure visions of Yahtzee and other derivative games. Unfortunately, this can also have the effect of […]

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. […]