Posts Tagged ‘Game reviews’

Harvest Dice Review

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Roll and Writes are a genre of board games that are never going to get major attention. They are casual games (usually fillers) that, while they have a dedicated following of fans, aren’t going to generate headlines. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stil…

Ex Libris Review

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

If your house is overflowing with as many books as you have board games, then Ex Libris definitely needs to be an addition to your shelves. In Ex Libris, you are a book collector competing to become the town’s Grand Librarian by sending your work…

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…

Boom Blast Stix Review

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

One thing that can really make for a great gaming session is tension. Whether it’s trying to figure out who the Cylons are in Battlestar Galactica, or trying to balance a high acrobat in Meeple Circus, tense moments are usually memorable ones. To…

Wildcatters Review

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

The term “wildcatter” refers to individuals who would drill wells on land that wasn’t currently known to have oil, hoping to strike it rich. These wildcat wells were not an insignificant part of the explosion of the oil industry, but were largely acqui…

Konja Review

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

One of my surprise hits of 2014 was the dice rolling game Ancient Terrible Things. You can check out the full review for my thoughts on the game, but I cheekily dubbed it as “What Yahtzee would be if Yahtzee were fun”. Game designer Simon McGregor has …

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 …

Hunt for the Ring Review

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

If readers aren’t familiar with the concept of “hide-and-seek” games, they’ve been around for a while. Scotland Yard was a precursor for many games in this genre, where one player takes on the role of the mysterious bad guy while the other players, as …

London Review

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

2017 was a fantastic year for new board games. My BGQ colleagues and gaming group alike would agree that, while years past have had a few breakout hits whose success was forecasted months in advance at various conventions, 2017 has had more sleeper sur…

Atari’s Centipede Review

Posted on February 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

If you read my Pew-Pew-review, you know I grew up in the eighties and spent a good deal of time in the warm glow of the video game arcade. Back in the day, I was drawn to Centipede because it used what was known as the trackball instead of the classic …

Stellium Review

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

Commonly here at Board Game Quest, reviews are doled out to the writer with the most street cred for a given theme or mechanism. Here in the Astronomical Creation and Modification Game Review Office, there’s a sense of pride in taking any game about th…

DropMix Review

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

At the height of its popularity, I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours I spent banging on plastic drums and guitars in the video game Rock Band. As silly as you looked while playing, all that went out the window when you and a few friends got t…

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…

Voodoo Review

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

When I look out at the non-hobby games that have come out recently, they are not all roll your dice games and more popular ones focus on making a situation funny to be the main point of gameplay. Maybe it’s slapping whipped cream in someone&#8217…

Palette Swap Review

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

Palette Swap caught my eye while I was waiting to demo an entirely different game from New Experience Workshop at PAX Unplugged last year – the white, geometric themed box stood out amid the bolder artwork, and the combo of art and logic game was…

Vast: The Crystal Caverns Review

Posted on January 30th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One aspect to gaming which new gamers are not initially focused on is the relative ease of which certain games can be played. The ability to get a game “to the table”, as it were, is a critical judgement factor in deciding whether a game is worth inves…

Pyramids Review

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

There can never be enough games about Ancient Egypt. The mystery, grandeur, and wealth of the civilization make it ample fodder for almost any game. It’s a drop-in theme for designers planning a game about building structures. Iello’s treading back to …

Game Review – Alien Entity

Posted on January 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Those of us who are older or enjoy classic horror movies (or really shoddy reboots) can appreciate The Thing. Though it came out in 1982, the movie is a classic among both science fiction and horror movie fans. Now take … Continue reading

Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018

Posted on January 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

With more and more games getting released each year, it can be really hard to figure out which ones are worth investing in. Yet even with that uncertainty, there are always titles that we have our eye on each year. With that in mind, we present our Top…

Museum Heist Review

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One type of movie I enjoy is a heist film. While the basic plot is mostly the same: the main characters plot out the job, something goes wrong, and they have to think on their feet to complete. It’s the last part that makes me enjoy this type of cinema…

Battle for Rokugan Review

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

Game reviewers are tasked with capturing the complete view of a game, especially with regards to the enjoyment and engagement it delivers. If a game isn’t interesting, or it has some fatal flaw, readers need to know about it. Beyond that, cultural inse…

Yogi Review

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I can still remember the first time I played Twister as a kid. We thought it was hysterical to get into weird poses and then shove each other over in an attempt to be victorious as we played in between rounds of NES games. We were rather lucky that we …

Game Review – The Chameleon

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The Chameleon Review: Big Potato is at it again with one of their newest party installments: The Chameleon. When was the last time you played a party game requiring quit wit, creativity, and customization? The Chameleon brings all three of … Continue reading

Import / Export Review

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I know what you are thinking. Nothing sounds more exciting than jumping into the business of importing and exporting. What could be more exciting than loading some containers onto a boat and shipping them out across the vast ocean? Import / Export allo…

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…