Game Reviews


Team Up Review

If you’ve never stacked a pallet before, there is something immensely satisfying about having it be a perfect, uniform shape. Having no boxes jutting out or gaps showing is a thing of beauty. For those of you that have never worked around pallets but always dreamed of stacking one (do those people exist?), you’re in […]

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Too Many Bones: Undertow Review

“Here. Review this,” said Tony, who absent mindedly tossed me the topic of my review, Too Many Bones: Undertow, so he could return to alphabetizing his extensive Care Bears collection. I enjoyed Too Many Bones, so I could not deny Tony’s demand. In fact, I was excited to dive into this game, wondering if it […]

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Renegade Review

Phil Eklund is a game designer who enjoys producing complex games. Usually the physical mechanisms are not so complex, but the intricacies to arrive at decisions and compare options are heavily burdened with jargon and references to subsections of rules that require multiple attempts at analysis. This activity alone creates a certain feel to the […]

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Altiplano Review

Reiner Stockhausen’s Orleans quickly became one of my favorites. While each subsequent expansion has added a new twist on the theme, it was the Invasion expansion that blew the game wide open for me (and my fiancée). However, regardless of my excitement and enthusiasm for the game, this endless expansion model is not really the […]

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Game Review – Police Precinct

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work for the police? Never could take that step into their shoes but always wanted to know what it was like? Each player is assigned a different character profile Police Precinct is a board game with a two fold objective: solving murders along with other general crimes and giving its users a glimpse into what police work is really about. The game is for 1-6 players ages 13 and up, with a playing time of around 90 minutes. Premise The premise of the game is simple, take on the role of a specific police officer and work together to solve a murder in the city. This is done by collecting evidence around town until you can nail down a suspect to arrest. There are a few wrinkles in the game, however, that could prevent you from doing this. Look how huge this board is! For one, there is a lot of evidence to collect and a lot of it doesn’t relate to the case. Your job, as in real police work I suppose, is to be able to sift through this data in order to find the evidence that’s a

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Game Review – Complicated Board Game the Card Game

Don’t you just hate board games sometimes? While most games out there provide a certain type of entertainment, there are some games that just seem to exist for the sole purpose of annoying the players around the table that night. Not every game is like this, but almost every every game has at least a certain mechanic that drives you crazy. Pictured above you can see the two types of cards involved in the game. Now image all of the game components that drive you nuts and then combine them into one game and multiply it by…6! I present to you, Complicated Board Game the Card Game. Obviously, this game did not set out to make the most annoying experience of all time. Rather, this group of people decided to develop a game that implemented their most hated mechanics in a fun, satirical way. Sounds complicated? Good! That’s LITERALLY the name of the game. It is made for 3-6 players ages 13 and up, with a playing time of 10-20 minutes.   Premise Okay so in actuality, the game isn’t all that complicated. The goal

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