Game Reviews


Kamikaze Chess Review

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the stately game of Kings met the random silliness of something like Quelf? Kamikaze Chess turns the timeless game into a trap-laden minefield full of positive and negative consequences. An optimal move could spell disaster, while losing a piece may result in dire consequences for your opponent […]

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Mini DiverCity Review

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” —Leo Tolstoy DiverCity boasts a beautiful natural ecosystem, a diverse animal population thriving in a healthy coral reef. Unfortunately, corporations are starting to move in, threatening to exploit its natural resources. Your team hopes to convince […]

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Architectura Review

Board gaming is a worldwide hobby. It should come as no surprise that some of the biggest game development studios and publishers operate throughout the world delivering games to every continent (maybe not Antarctica). Zeroing in on Eastern Europe and Russia in particular, consumers know one very important name: Hobby World. Most of their activity […]

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Game Review – Tortuga 1667

Tortuga 1667 Review Pirate games are always an excitable theme with board games. Growing up in the age of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, I’m always keen to see what the next one will bring. Liar’s dice is always going to be a staple among pirate enthusiasts, but I’ve always wondered why more developers don’t tap into what seems to be a very popular theme. How cool is this game box!? Well, Facade Games is looking to change that with Tortuga 1667. The game was designed for 2-9 players, ages 12 and up, with a playing time between 20 and 40 minutes. The game comes with meeples; a variety of action, voting, event, and characters cards; a roll away game mat; treasure bag with wooden treasure tokens; and a box that’s disguised as a book. How does this compare to pirate games of the past? Let’s take a look! Premise As a player, you are secretly selected to play for either the French or the British (or the Dutch in the event of an odd numbered group). Players are then drawn from a bag in order to be placed on one

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