Posts Tagged ‘Family Game’

Boom, Bang, Gold Review

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

If you are a gamer with young ones at home, I’d imagine that you are always on the lookout for new games to play with them. This is especially true if your kids are still playing mass market games like Trouble or Sorry. Thankfully, game publisher HABA …

Shaky Manor Review

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

Next to card drafting games, one of my favorite genres has to be dexterity games. I think I love not only the skill involved, but how unique the game play is. Even ones that share mechanics can stand out on their own and providing a completely new and …

Startropolis is now on Kickstarter

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

Startropolis, a 3D Space Station building board game, launched today on Kickstarter. Normally here at Board Game Quest, we’d write a preview article where you can read how it’s played and our impressions of the game play at this stage. Howe…

Go Nuts for Doughnuts, Sushi Go!, and Bamboleo Review

Posted on June 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

We are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. The article series where I pull games off the shelf and play them with my parents in the hopes of helping you find new and diverse gateway games to play with your family. As always, I’ll star…

Super Mario: Level Up! Board Game Review

Posted on May 31st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Anytime I see a board game that has an iconic figure from popular film or show on the cover, I become skeptical. I have seen way too many versions of Monopoly, Scene It, and Clue that I know the original game is hiding just under the surface trying to …

Cabooses in the Corner Preview

Posted on May 21st, 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. The spectrum of board and card games extends on one end f…

Karuba: The Card Game Review

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

While HABA Games is known for their bright yellow boxes and excellent children’s games, they’ve actually been releasing quite a few crossover titles. From Rhino Hero to Adventure Land, they now publish games that you would consider playing without your…

Meeple Circus, Karuba: The Card Game, and Hardback Review

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

After a brief hiatus of a few months we are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. This is the article series where I play game with my parents, and then my mother chimes in with her thoughts on the games, giving you the perspective of how fun…

Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace Review

Posted on May 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

This is a guest post from Mike Tunison. Yummy World is a thing. I had no idea it was a thing. I saw the name Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace in a list of new releases and laughed as I read my wife the ridiculous description about food and fresh-bak…

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…

Zoo Ball Review

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

Regular readers of Board Game Quest know that I’m no stranger to dexterity games. As I’m always craving a new and unique tabletop experience, dexterity games often fill that void. While I enjoy a worker placement or “dudes on a map” game as…

Stuffed Fables Review

Posted on March 27th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Stuffed Fables, from designer Jerry Hawthorne, is the spiritual successor to his earlier design, Mice and Mystics. The format is similar, players take the role of unconventional heroes fighting similarly strange bad guys. Rather than rodents, this time…

Samurai Gardener Review

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

Asian and Asian-inspired gardens always seem to promote a sense of calm and tranquility in me every time I am fortunate to visit one. The careful placement of the rocks, the care of the trees and bushes, and the lush colors of the flowers all create an…

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…

Fox in the Forest, Hamsterrolle, and Codenames: Disney Review

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

Thanks to some holiday get-togethers, I had plenty of gaming time with the family last month. And I’m sure I’m not alone in that one, as board games make any holiday party that much better. As you know, in Parental Guidance, I introduce new games to my…

Codenames: Disney Review

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

Since its release at Gen Con 2015, Codenames has been very popular tabletop game. Game designer Vlaada Chvátil, known more for his heavy games (Mage Knight, Dungeon Lords) surprised everyone with a fun and accessible party game that invokes memories of…

Meeple Circus Review

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

Confession: I haven’t been to the circus in a VERY long time. That’s a fact that probably won’t be changing either. I’m sure it has nothing to do with my giant, perfectly rational fear of clowns. I have no idea what crazy person could find those things…

Macroscope Review

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

MacroscopeGames that require an outside knowledge or skill to be successful are ultimately hit or miss for players. If you are not packed full of useless information or are an awful drawer, like me, your enjoyment of a certain game can be limited. While I love guessing what others were drawing in Pictionary or Telestrations, […]

Parental Guidance: Slide Blast, Happy Salmon & DownForce Review

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Parental GuidanceAfter a little bit of time off, we are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. If you haven’t read any of our past articles, the goal of this series is to help you find games to play with your family and friends outside of the usual gateway games (which you are already probably sick […]

Woo-Hoo! Review

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

Woo-Hoo!Gaming with children can be both rewarding and excruciating. Kids games, especially for kids in the 2-4 year old range, have to walk a very delicate line as attention spans are short. Its great for your kid to get something out of the experience without having to end up in timeout for throwing the pieces […]

Rhino Hero: Super Battle Review

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Rhino Hero: Super Battle2011’s Rhino Hero is one of, if not my #1, favorite game from family game publisher HABA Games. It garnered a 5 Star review here on BGQ and makes it’s way to our gaming table early and often (with and without kids present). So when I heard they were releasing a sequel, I was all […]

King Frog Review

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

King FrogMany game designs set up grand themes and try to connect abstractions of reality with elegant mechanisms. Designers steep themselves in the world of their games honing the minutiae of decision structures. The rabbit hole goes deep and produces all sorts of types of games. Just as crucial is the role of the consumer in […]

Go Nuts for Donuts Review

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

Gonuts for DonutsIn 2014, Gamewright Games brought us the popular “pick and pass” style game Sushi Go!. This game took the 7 Wonders style card drafting mechanic and distilled it down to its essence. It was a very successfully game that’s even made its way to iOS. I bring this up because Gamewright’s newest card game is […]

Safe Breaker, Break Free, and Operation: Escape Room

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Operation Escape RoomThere clearly aren’t enough games to teach kids how to be crimin…, err… spies. Readers who agree with this statement or even those looking for a safe space to allow their kids to be… uh… spies will appreciate this next review. Here we’re taking a look at some offerings from YULU Games in their SPY […]