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 […]
In our Palm Island review, we take a look at a resource management card game from Jon Mietling and Portal Dragon. The post Palm Island Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
In case readers were not aware, there’s a regular debate in board gaming circles as to what actually constitutes a “game”. Ask one person and you’ll get one definition. Another person’s definition could be very different. One of the core things that is often cited, including by yours truly, is whether the engagement of rules […]
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.
In our The Mind review, we look at a unique cooperative limited communication card game from Wolfgang Warsch and Pandasaurus Games. The post The Mind Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
In our Menara review, we look at a cooperative dexterity game from Zoch Verlag in which you're attempting to reconstruct an ancient temple. The post Menara Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
“Move ’em on, head ’em up Head ’em up, move ’em on Move ’em on, head ’em up, rawhide” In Gamewright’s Long Cow you’re tasked with building not just the most bodacious group of bovines, but the longest. Can your rancher put together the rangiest herd on the range? Long Cow is a set collection […]
Thanks to some holiday get-togethers, I had plenty of gaming time with the family last month. And I’m sure I’m not alone in that one, as board games make any holiday party that much better. As you know, in Parental Guidance, I introduce new games to my...
After a little bit of time off, we are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. If you haven’t read any of our past articles, the goal of this series is to help you find games to play with your family and friends outside of the usual gateway
There clearly aren’t enough games to teach kids how to be crimin…, err… spies. Readers who agree with this statement or even those looking for a safe space to allow their kids to be… uh… spies will appreciate this next re