Posts Tagged ‘Game reviews’

Game Review – Box of Challenge

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

Box of Challenge Review: Every once in a while, you need a break from your normal library of games. This usually entails the shopping of a new game online or at some brick and mortar store. Twelve hours of researching … Continue reading

Alien Artifacts: Discovery Expansion Review

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

If you read my review of Alien Artifacts, you know that I really enjoyed it. Alien Artifacts is a card game that is based on expert play of multiuse cards and has, in my opinion, high replay value, both of which are characteristics that I love in my ga…

Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game Review

Posted on May 17th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Games, like many art forms, tell stories. Even a really abstract game such as Checkers or Go tells a story in a binary format as if competing moral forces are adjudicating the world through conflict. Some conflicts are more nuanced and some themes righ…

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…

GKR Heavy Hitters Review

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

When a game gets published called Giant Killer Robots, my silly inner child sits up and takes notice. And when I find out that it’s published by Weta Workshop, the special effects house behind movies such as Lord of the Rings, District 9, and Blade Run…

Vampires vs Unicorns: Floor Wars Review

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

Tooth versus horn? The Vampire and Unicorn kingdoms are at war! In Vampires vs. Unicorns: Floor Wars you’ll channel your inner magician for a card throwing battle. Part cornhole, part paper airplanes, this one may not hit the mark for everyone. V…

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…

Lucidity: Six Sided Nightmares Review

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

Making a push-your-luck dice game is easy. Even if that’s a straightforward enough statement to make, that doesn’t mean every dice game with this archetype is made the same. There is a lot in the details when making this type of game. In addition, ther…

Rising Sun Review

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

CMON Games is a Kickstarter household name. Almost everyone who watches the roll of games disembarking the Kickstarter pledge train has seen big numbers for one or two CMON titles. With our next game up for review, it was a foregone conclusion that the…

Game Review – Total Party Kill Handbook

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

Total Party Kill Handbook Review: Anybody with and experience as a dungeon master can identify with the common problem of creativity. There are a lot of resources out there for D&D, but some people just aren’t great story tellers. This … Continue reading

Dream Home: 156 Sunny Street Expansion Review

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

Dream Home was one of my sleeper hits from 2016. It’s a light card drafting game that can be played with just about anyone. The rules are super simple. Draft a room and a resource card each round and build out your house, trying to earn the most points…

Food Truck Champion Review

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

Food trucks are a thing. At times they seem to be a disruptor to traditional chain restaurants and fast-food for the lunch crowd, while at other times they try to erase their history of providing lunch to a desperate crowd. Whatever readers opinions ar…

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…

Wonderland Review

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

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” Alice is fighting the Red Queen for control of Wonderland. In addition to the guile and strength of their friends and minions, clever po…

Vast: Fearsome Foes Expansion Review

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

Gamers who were around when Vast: The Crystal Caverns hit the gaming scene will remember the hubbub. It was a dramatically new game with five different sides that sold an experience unlike anything else. That is still true, but the question still remai…

Pulsar 2849 Review

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

Space is one of my favorite themes for a board game. X-Wing Miniatures, Space Hulk, Armada…the list goes on. The excitement of facing down your opponent be it in a starfighter or onboard a derelict vessel, making strategic plans and rolling dice …

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…

Vengeance Review

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

Back in the 90’s I loved watching a local TV station that showed a martial-arts movie showcase on Sunday afternoons called Samurai Sunday. All the movies were dubbed poorly in English, which was part of the appeal. But what drew me to those movie…

Clans of Caledonia Review

Posted on April 17th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The economy of Scotland in the 19th Century is known for the improvement of the steam engine by James Watt, and becoming an international center for the development of railway and locomotive technology. The development of steam power and the dawn Indus…

Harvest Review

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

Maybe you’ve always dreamed of being a farmer but find the idea of growing tomatoes and carrots just way too boring. Welcome to Harvest, where you can take a fantasy-spin on your farming adventure, growing snap peas, rockoli, scarrots, and other very i…

Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters

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

Kids’ Stuff As my kids age into the territory where games become a viable pastime with them, and I begin to explore the options that are out there, kids’ games are going to become more of a staple with me. … Continue reading

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…

Tak Review

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

Tak has a unique origin. Patrick Rothfuss, an author of fantasy novels, created the concept and title of the game for his novel The Wise Man’s Fear, the follow up to The Name of the Wind. These novels center around a powerful hero, Kvothe, who has ente…

BetaBotz: Byte of Passage Review

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

Often in movies or TV shows, people come up from nothing to something. It’s that struggle to adjust that is the main thrust of the plot. Today, we will be looking at a game that doesn’t deal with the aftermath of that change, but instead, the pro…

Game Review – BaRPiG

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

BaRPiG Review Pigs are not people, but if they were, I’m sure they’d love to party. That’s the circumstances you’ll find yourself when you play BaRPiG (RPG, get it?). Developed by Jonathan Franklin and Phillip Melchers, this card game is … Continue reading