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? […]
In our Dragon Keepers review, we take a look at a fantasy card and dice game from Vital Lacerda, Catarina Lacerda, and Knight Works. The post Dragon Keepers Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
Abstract strategy games seem to be on the rise in our hobby. Where they were once ignored due to their themeless nature and usually bland components, games like Azul, Santorini, and Onitama have reinvigorated the genre. Today, we are going to slap on our SCUBA gear as we head under the sea with Reef. This […]
I’ve always enjoyed abstract strategy games and one that has always intrigued me was from the original 1966 Star Trek series; 3-Dimensional Chess. I must admit I’ve never played it but the concept of taking a classic game like chess playing it on a 3D board was cool and rather genius by design. This brings […]
A Spooky, Treasure-Laden Trek Better run from those ghosts… or (gulp!) bring them with you! Ghosts of the Moor is the sort of game I would’ve loved as a child: it has an evocative theme, quality components, and some basic–yet significant choices. Fortunately, I had the opportunity (in the form of a review copy) to play this small-box title with my own kid, age 5, who thoroughly enjoyed winning against Dear Old Dad. But, what sort of game is it? Here’s the basics, before we venture out into the moor! The Ghosts of the Moor Experience Our intrepid treasure hunters are set to explore the haunted moor! Artwork Before we turn to gameplay, I have to say, the art pulled me and my kid into the game. She admired the treasure tokens scattered along the track, and commented on which ones she hoped to snag, as well as which ghosts looked the spookiest (“the number 2 ghost is hideous!”). I personally admired the little explorer meeples, with their pith helmets and arms outstretc
First your team of explorers landed on an island that was sinking into the waters. Next, you were stuck in the shifting sands of a desert. Now the party finds itself on a floating platform high above the earth in the midst of a raging electrical storm. Seriously, your adventuring group has terrible luck when […]
Game designers are like flavors of ice cream. Ok, maybe flavors of cookies or pie… Mmmmm…pie. The point is, each designer takes a perspective on their subject. They infuse their designs with a type of style that comes to the forefront with each design. The hallmark of any good designer was that their individuality could […]
In our Stop Thief! review, we take a look at a hidden movement game from Restoration Games in which you're attempting to catch thieves. The post Stop Thief! Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
In today’s modern world, we have a multitude of ways to share stories with the world at large. Whether through Instagram, Tumbler, written blogs (like this one!) and Twitter, we have a variety of ways of telling the tales of our everyday lives. However, there is still something personal and intimate about storytelling in-person. Whether […]