Posts Tagged ‘non-gamer friendly’

Parental Guidance: Riff Raff, BarenPark, Jaipur Review

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

Parental Guidance Volume 2We are back with another installment of Parental Guidance, where I chose games to play with my parents, and my mother chimes in with her thoughts on the games I brought. The goal of this article series is to help you choose new games that you can pull out with your family and other non-gamers. […]

Kingdomino Review

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

KingdominoGame designers are no stranger to repurposing mechanics from very old games. Bruno Cathala did it with his award-winning 5 Tribes (Mancala), and Antoine Bauza did it with Samurai Spirit (Blackjack). Well Mr. Cathala has once again dipped into the annals of gaming mechanics and emerged with Kingdomino, a game that seems to be clearly […]

Parental Guidance: Pocket Madness, Quadropolis, Rocky Road à la Mode Review

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

Parental Guidance: Pocket Madness - Rocky Road - QuadropolisLike most gamers out there, I play mostly with my family and friends. While the majority of my gaming occurs with my regular gaming group, I definitely enjoy introducing new games to my family. Visits to my parent’s house are always more entertaining when we can sit down and chat while playing a new board game. I’m […]

Difference Review

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

DifferenceOne reality of children is that you will increase the amount of time you spend at the doctor’s office. One saving grace of these visits is getting to show my kids my favorite magazine when I was a kid, Highlights. Two of my favorite features of the magazine were the spot the differences and the […]

Top 10 Couples Date Night Games

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

Top 10 Couples Date Night GamesWhen my board game collection got large enough that it was moved from the closet, to the crawl space, and then finally to the office, an unexpected thing happened. If somehow people didn’t know I was a board game enthusiast (I don’t try to hide it), they would now know as soon as they walk […]

Tournament of Towers Preview

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Tournament of TowersNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. I love dexterity games. It’s genre of games can be played with everyone from the most hardcore strategy gamers to my younger nieces and nephews. It all comes down to skill, luck and sometimes a little creativity. So […]

Twenty One Review

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

Twenty OneGrowing up, my family played a few traditional board games, but most often we played Yahtzee. Especially between my mother and grandmother, there must have been hundreds of pads of Yahtzee scorecards demolished throughout the years. In the past few years, a number of games have been released that are often categorized as “roll-and-write” games. […]

New York Slice Review

Posted on May 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

New York SliceNew York has the best pizza in the world (Editors Note: Tahsin clearly misspelled Chicago here). With that out-of-the-way as a universally accepted fact, gamers are left wondering “When will someone make a pizza game that artfully envelops players in the challenges and drama of selecting pieces of delicious pie? I’M WAITING HERE!” Bezier Games […]