It’s hunting time for your pack of dinosaurs. The field is flush full of archaeopteryx, ripe for the picking. But beware, because not every dinosaur is an Apex predator. Even the quick velociraptor isn’t safe from the mighty T-rex. That’s right, there is a pecking order in Dino World where the big prey on the […]
Croco-bird? Lobste-phant? Peli-shark? In Pigasus, mixed-up animals will twist your perception as you race to collect matching sets of smashed together creatures. Are those elephant legs? Lobster antennae? Is that one even mixed up at all? Pigasus will have you questioning your eyes as well as your knowledge of animal taxonomy. Pigasus is a matching […]
In our Sprawlopolis review, we take a look at a cooperative city building game from Button Shy Games. The post Sprawlopolis Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
For the record, Fertility’s theme is based around the flooding of the Nile River in ancient Egypt, providing an abundance of resources and a flourishing market. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s move on to a review of Catch Up Games’ unfortunately named release, Fertility. This is a tile-laying and set […]
HABA Games has long been known for their children’s games. In the past few years, they’ve expanded their family-weight offerings with games that serve as a springboard from their yellow-boxed offerings for young children into the deep dark world of hobby gaming. Today we are taking a closer look at Honga, a resource management game […]
Think back to one of the first games you ever played. Alongside Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders, Checkers had its place amongst those early pastimes. Whether it was playing with your grandpa at the dinner table or seated in front of a crackling, smoky fireplace at Cracker Barrel, chances are that Checkers has some […]
Publisher Brain Games seems to have found themselves a niche with their line of easy to learn family games. First they rocketed onto the scene the stellar dexterity game Ice Cool and later, Ice Cool 2. This year, they’ve slapped on their snowshoes and headed back to the North Pole for their newest family game, Snowman […]
In our Red Peak review, we take a look at a real-time survival game from Carlo A. Rossi and Ravensburger. The post Red Peak Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
As the parent of a 5-year-old boy, I make a point to visit the HABA Games booth at most conventions. He loves games and HABA has an ever-widening array of games for children and families. At Gen Con this year, Wobble King was the newest HABA release targeted at the young gamers but, hopefully, would […]
When I think of drafting games, the first game that always comes to my mind is 7 Wonders. It could be because it was the first drafting game I ever played, but also because it’s just a great game. But for new gamers, 7 Wonders can be difficult to pick-up when playing for the first […]
One of the most iconic sequences in all of film history is the opening credits adventure of Indiana Jones in the movie (now) titled Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The series of threats that layer themselves into the attempt to acquire the gold artifact perfectly describe the risks that audiences and […]
It was back at the end of May that I posted a review of Gridopolis, a 3D, abstract family game for 2-4 players. I had mentioned that Gridopolis Games took a somewhat unorthodox approach with their premier game and initially did a small print run. They did of course do a full playtesting and collected […]
Sushi Go! (review here) is probably near the top of my list for family-friendly, card drafting games. It’s easy to teach, scales well, and is fun to play. So when I heard that publisher Gamewright Games had released a dice version of this popular game, I couldn’t wait for it to roll onto my table. […]
I’ve said before that my kids love dexterity games. From Meeple Circus, Coconuts, Bounce Off, or Drop It, to name a few, they love playing these games that challenge their reflexes and coordination. One main reason that they gravitate toward these games is that the rules are usually easy to learn, which gets these games […]
Browsing through the game aisles in your local store of choice, I wouldn’t blame you for skipping right past the box for Drop It. This game about dropping colored shapes looks like some kind of Connect 4 knock off. So, when Thames and Kosmos asked us to review it, I wasn’t super excited. I mean? […]