Posts Tagged ‘Game reviews’

The Lost Expedition Review

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Lost ExpeditionThe opening scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark (now Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) are legendary. The precise sequence of shots and movement of subjects in the different scenes creates the mystery and danger viewers anticipate through the whole film. Gamers looking to capture some of that feeling might be […]

FourCuatro Review

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

FourQuartoTwenty five years ago, the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering stepped onto the gaming scene. The hobby has never been the same since. The main challenge with competitive, collectible card games is that they usually require a lot of upfront investment (time, knowledge, and money) and a level playing field to adequately compete. This […]

Nerdy Inventions Review

Posted on August 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Nerdy InventionsInnovation has moved human civilization forward to the current “information age.” Science fiction, in some cases, has become science fact (unfortunately space colonization and travel are still vastly fiction – BOO!). Who got us to this point? Well nerds and their inventions of course. And by nerds I mean the single-minded experts in a technical […]

Incantris Review

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

IncantrisThere are two types of games that have been around a while: skirmish miniatures games and wizard dueling games. Skirmish miniatures games like Chainmail, Warhammer skirmish variants, and Heroscape are big affairs involving considerable preparation time. Wizard dueling games are also fairly popular with Magic: The Gathering, Mage Wars, Summoner Wars, and even Wiz-War all […]

Anachrony Review

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

AnachronyWorker placement is somewhat of a tried and true Euro game concept these days. Take your workers, place them on a board to gather resources, and change those resources into victory points somehow. I am, unabashedly, a fan of Euro games. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate awesome looking miniatures and Anachrony certainly has […]

Lucky Dogs Review

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Lucky DogsClassic board games from my childhood far too often rely on the roll and move mechanic. Even as a kid I shied away from games like Sorry, Life, Chutes and Ladders, and Mouse Trap, gravitating more to Battleship and Labyrinth. Today, we will be looking at a kid’s game that uses a lot of dice […]

Between Two Cities: Capitals Expansion Review

Posted on August 4th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Between Two Cities CapitalsBetween Two Cities is Stonemaier Games take on the pick-and-pass drafting genre. If you haven’t played it before, you can read out our full review of Between Two Cities here. But suffice to say, I found it an enjoyable game that also worked really well as a gateway game. Recently, game designers Matthew O’Malley and […]

Far Space Foundry Review

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Far Space FoundryOuter space is a great theme. It’s more of a setting than a complete theme. When implemented, the concept of a future set in a vast frontier with aliens galore can accommodate many different types of games. Sure, adventuring through space blasting enemies is fun, but if you really want to see if sci-fi/outer space […]

Good Cop Bad Cop Review

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

Good Cop Bad CopBoard games with a hidden role mechanic in the rules have become ubiquitous over the years, having been brought to widespread attention by games such as Werewolf, Shadows Over Camelot, and Battlestar Galactica. While people might not have the time or inclination to get into a long game, some titles have cropped up recently to […]

Unlock! Review

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

Unlock ReviewNote: This will be a spoiler free review of the Unlock! series of games. All photos showing the front of cards are from the small tutorial deck included in each game. I am a big fan of escape rooms. I’ve done more than a few in my area and, so far, have escaped from each […]

The Cohort Review

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , . Posted by

The CohortOne thing that is consistent throughout set collection games is that as you complete sets you earn a reward. This may be victory points, cash, or another perk that gets you closer to victory. In The Cohort, your reward for completing a set of roman soldiers not only gets you closer to victory, but you […]

Neuroshima Hex: Death Breath Review

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

Death BreathZombies! Everywhere in the board gaming hobby there are zombie themed games popping up. While the trend may have cooled off recently, today we are taking a look at the Death Breath army expansion for Neuroshima Hex (review). Neuroshima Hex is one of the best abstract strategy games and it deserves all the praise that […]

Deadline Review

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

DeadlineIf there is a genre of movies that I would love to skyrocket back into the limelight, it has to be the film noir style. They way they speak, the cinematography, everything really, it just is able to grab my attention and never let go. So when I saw that WizKids Games was creating a […]

The Butterfly Garden Review

Posted on July 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The Butterfly GardenGames can be about anything. So much of life is a series of mini-conflicts every day just to get through the normal stuff. When a game can slow players down and allow them to focus on small, maybe mundane, even joyful activities, it can make a big deal out of a small theme. The Butterfly […]

Sagrada Review

Posted on July 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

SagradaI will be the first person to complain about “the good old days” when Gen Con, at least from a board gaming perspective, was more about game demos and new game releases and less about previewing a Kickstarter campaign that will launch “soon” or “in early 20xx.” That being said, I remember walking by Floodgate […]

Mow Money Review

Posted on July 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Mow MoneyWhen I was a teenager, I worked a bunch of odd jobs. I worked at a local pizza place, cut and delivered firewood, and worked for a lawn maintenance crew. The last of these jobs has found its way to become the theme of the game we will be looking at today. Mow Money is […]

Evolution: Climate Review

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Evolution: ClimateThis landscape was once lush with plant life. Even on the driest days, the moist ground would wet both foot and claw and white capped waves would rage through this valley in a torrent that would both refresh and replenish even as their flow was stemmed. Small groups of fledgling mammalian communities would scurry in […]

Solarius Mission Review

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

Solarius MissionYou are attempting to colonize various planets in outer space… stop me if you’ve heard this before. Solarius Mission starts from a familiar theme. But rather than trying to destroy other players, you will focus on becoming the most technically advanced empire in your bid to colonize far away planets. Solarius Mission touts itself as […]

Yamatai Review

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

YamataiDays of Wonder is one of those companies that I always pay attention to. They don’t release very many games each year, but each new title is always worth taking a look at. From their early accessible games, such as Ticket to Ride and Memoir ’44, to their more recent gamer level games (Five Tribes, […]

Belfort Review

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

BelfortIt’s hard for people to remember certain games when so many are being released these days. A blizzard of cubes, mechanisms, and player boards can blow by in the form of ten different games. Some players need a reminder of the theme or core mechanism just to get a sense of whether a game was […]

Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game Review

Posted on July 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Dresden Files Cooperative Card GameIf there is one book series that will cause me to immediately pause whatever I’m currently reading to dive into the next installment, it’s the Dresden Files. I’ve been addicted to the adventures of Harry Dresden for longer than I can remember. If you are reading this Jim Butcher, please write faster! So I’m sure […]

Rhein: River Trade Review

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Rhein: River TradeGamers who have spent time stressing over the myriad shipping options on a board game order should take heart; their woes are not mere chaff for the game designers waste bin. Those stress inducing moments are now an opportunity for fun, in-game stress inducing moments. Maybe. The famed designers of ZhanGuo, Marco Canetta and Stefania […]

Shahrazad Review

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

ShahrazadBoard gaming for me is often a competitive outlet. It allows me to compete against (or with) friends and strangers alike. I enjoy the deeper strategy games where the choices you make really have a big impact on the outcome. But sometimes by the time it’s all said and done you can end up frustrated […]

Unearth Review

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

UnearthGet ready to delve down into the earth as you explore lost civilizations that your ancient ancestors constructed. You’ll be exploring deserts, islands, mountains and caves as you claim ruins from an age gone by. That’s the theme of today’s review of Unearth, the second game from publisher Brotherwise Games (Boss Monster). Once again, the […]

Balloon Pop Review

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Balloon PopAs a kid, my first indoctrination to push your luck dice games was Yahtzee of course. As I grew older, those dice games expanded to Bunco, Farkle and Craps. The thing I’ve always loved about push your luck dice games is that you can stop but you’re always thinking that your next roll could be better. […]