“After establishing themselves in Honshu, the Lords and Ladies head north to Hokkaido. Beholding Hokkaido’s mountainous landscape, they see that expansion on this land will prove to be a greater challenge than before.” Hokkaido is the second entry to Renegade’s Nippon series and a successor to Honshu. In it, players compete to see who can […]
Finally, it is board game day. People are invited over and you are hoping to dig into some medium weight euros that have been collecting dust on your shelf for the past year (or two… or four). And then five of your closest friends show up. Six-player game night? The worst. But it’s too late […]
When it comes to board games, there are lots of different routes a publisher can go to grab your attention. One of the most important is the artwork they choose to put on the front of the box. I’ll admit, that is all it took to pique my interest in Inuit: The Snow Folk. The […]
In board gaming circles, point salad refers to a game where almost every available action will score you some amount of points. Most often this is attributed to Stefan Feld games like Castles of Burgundy or Trajan. So Point Salad is a bit of a meta-joke where you get points as you draft vegetable cards […]
Big Hollywood movie producers love high-concept formulas. Tom Cruise opposite Cate Blanchett in a space sci-fi action drama. Big buck blockbuster bonanza! Make it so! Game publishers can be quite fond of formulae too. Tried and true mechanisms, plus an inoffensive theme, mixed with a well-known designer and artist, and you’ve got some mediocre sales […]
Here we take a look at Until Daylight, an upcoming cooperative survival game from Flyos Games. The post Coming Soon – Until Daylight appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
Back in 2015, publisher Portal Games brought us the innovative card drafting game, Tides of Time. This two-player only game was a set collection game that roped you in with its stellar artwork. While I still much prefer its follow-up, Tides of Madness, I was nevertheless excited to see it coming to our tablets. Now […]
There are a few mechanisms that every gamer should learn. Near the top of that list is card drafting. It’s a simple mechanism to teach and offers a way of narrowing multiple choices in actions or resources between players. It mitigates some randomness from drawing from a deck when giving players a starting hand. By […]
“The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.” ―Edmund Gibbon Before, your great nation was only effected by its neighbors. You thrived, fought, and traded those on the land borders of your thriving civilization. Then one day, on the sea’s horizon, a sail appeared… 7 Wonders Armada is an […]
In our CO₂: Second Chance review, we take a look at a game from Vital Lacerda and Stronghold Games about controlling the planet's pollution levels. The post CO₂: Second Chance Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
In our Thanos Rising review, we take a look at a cooperative dice and card game from Andrew Wolf and USAopoly. The post Thanos Rising Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
Welcome to the newest article series here at Board Game Quest. Quick Hits from the Vault is where we take classic or well known games and the BGQ staff gives you our quick thoughts on the game. Unlike a normal board game review, this won’t be an ...