Posts Tagged ‘Game reviews’

Who Should We Eat? Review

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

Normally when I write a review, the voice of the review is third person. This allows me to keep some measured distance in voice from the subject and help readers understand that the comments on the subject matter is opinion from a critical perspective….

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 …

Nut So Fast Review

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

You’ll need fast reactions and quick counting skills to play this nutty reaction game from Smirk & Laughter Games. Nut So Fast will test your pattern recognition skills as well as your dexterity. Grab the matching wooden nut tokens or be the …

Game Review – Speakeasy

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

Designing a game suitable for 40 players seems extremely difficult, if not downright near impossible. Most gamers I know though have experienced the pain of games that do not scale well. This is especially true when…

Onitama: Sensei’s Path Expansion Review

Posted on July 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Ontitama: Sensei’s Path is an expansion for Onitama, a two player abstract strategy game. With a great balance of intricate play, quick set up, and easy to learn rules, Onitama bridges the gap between chess and strategy type fillers – thinky and …

Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War Review

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Maybe you have heard of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)? Well if you are a fan of Marvel superhero movies, today’s review will likely be of interest to you. We are taking a look at Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War, a cooperative dice rolling ga…

Covalence Review

Posted on June 28th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

As a science teacher, I am always intrigued any time a game comes along with a theme or mechanics based on real-world science. Since many stopped paying attention to science once they left high school (and some even before then), games involving scienc…

Outpost: Amazon Review

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

Last fall I reviewed a little card game called Outpost: Siberia. Published by IDW Games, Outpost: Siberia had some great looking artwork and a fun theme. Unfortunately that was all the game had going for it as it was a hot mess. However, in the tin was…

Clank! The Mummy’s Curse Expansion Review

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

There’s a certain content pattern when open world or loot-based fantasy computer RPGs get released. Commonly, there’s a middle eastern, Persian, or exotic themed location in the desert that serves to break up the Euro-centric fantasy aesthetic. This gi…

Game Comparison – Shootout! vs Showdown!

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

Shootout! vs Showdown! As most of you know, I’m a huge fan of filler games. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the excruciatingly long sessions of games like The Cones of Dunshire, but the filler games…

Neuroshima Hex: Iron Gang

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

Neuroshima Hex is far and away my favorite game to play with 2 players. In fact, it was recently number 7 on my Top 10 games ever! Portal Games continues to expand the world of Neuroshima Hex with additional armies, each with unique abilities and units…

Ticket to Ride: France and Old West Expansion Review

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

Ticket to Ride is perhaps the most popular modern board game outside of Catan. For almost 15 years now, it has been a gateway game that introduces new players into the ever-expanding board game hobby. The franchise continues to expand with new map pack…

Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing Review

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

Almost 30 years ago, a small software development company started by the man behind Star Wars created a seminal game that now ranks, to this reviewer, as one of the best PC games of all time. WWII’s Battle of Britain was the backdrop for Lucasfilm’s st…

Cry Havoc: Aftermath Review

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

I remember Cry Havoc being one of the hot games releasing at Gencon 2016. This asymmetric, area control game did not disappoint me or many others. Unfortunately, my Cry Havoc stayed on my shelf through most of 2017 because of new games releasing and an…

Petrichor Review

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

Publisher Mighty Boards has really been coming out with a unique lineup of board games. First was Posthuman, their post apocalyptic survival game. Then came Vengeance, the action movie revenge game. And now we have Petrichor, a game about controlling c…

Torres Review

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

Some games provide you with a wide-open sandbox of opportunity, with little to no limits on the number of actions you can take on a particular turn. These games are like the skies in the Great Plains, endless as far as the eye can see, with no rules an…

Exodus Fleet Review

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

Futuristic space themes and science fiction in general, usually tell stories about possibilities. These stories are a reflection of our current selves and how we view the present and mankind’s purpose. TV shows such as Battlestar Galactica (in its orig…

This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

“In war, not everyone is a soldier…” – side of the box, This War of Mine: The Board Game In November 2014, This War of Mine (TWoM) was released on PC, Mac and Linux. The game focused on the survival of citizens during the siege of a fictional city, alt…

Super Hack Override Review

Posted on June 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Super Hack Override is a quick filler game where players will attempt to earn the respect and adoration of their fellow hackers without drawing too much attention to themselves. Take down too many government systems and you’ll be put in hacker jail for…

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 …

The Lady and the Tiger Review

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

“The question of her decision is one not to be lightly considered, and it is not for me to presume to set myself up as the one person able to answer it. And so I leave it with all of you: Which came out of the opened door,–the lady, or the tiger?…

Chariots of Rome Review

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

Chariots of Rome is a spiritual-successor of the 1979 classic Circus Maximus. I, perhaps shamefully, never had the pleasure of playing the original. I would take an interest at convention tournaments, peering over the barricades into the tournament cor…

Majesty: For the Realm Review

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

In 2014, Marc Andre made a huge splash in the gaming industry with Splendor, which received critical acclaim, a slew of awards nominations, and became a top choice for families and introducing new gamers to the hobby. With Majesty: For the Realm, Andre…

Time Baron Review

Posted on May 24th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Time Travel is a theme in tabletop gaming that never seems to get the love it deserves. I’ll try almost any time travel game because I love the theme. Unfortunately, most either are of dubious quality or have a pasted on theme. Right now, Time Stories …