Game Reviews


Prowler’s Passage Review

The city sleeps; its riches safely stored behind locked gates and barred doors. But no one watching what goes on beneath their feet, and tunnels under the city streets become a highway for the highway men. There’s no honor among thieves here. Prowler’s Passage is a 2 player game of set collection and area control […]

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GoTown Review

For reasons I cannot readily identify, I have found myself playing tower-building games over the years, from Maxis’s SimTower to mobile-based Tiny Tower and its multiple spin-offs. There is something appealing to me about focusing gameplay on construction of a single building, as opposed to city or country-level simulations. GoTown, while not as complex as […]

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My Little Scythe: Review

Scythe for Kids My Little Scythe started as a fan project for the larger Stonemaier Games Scythe. You can see the Board Game Geek page where Scythe was given a My Little Pony makeover, here. Obviously, that IP was taken, but the game design eventually made it into an actual Stonemaier project. Isn’t it adorable? I was a bit hesitant to bring it home, but after several games of the much weightier Too Many Bones Undertow (a tactical battle game) with my daughter, I thought that my five-year-old could handle a game targeted at eight years and older. To be sure, she doesn’t have the reading skills, but with a little help from Dear Old Dad, she should be able to make it, I reasoned. Little did I know that my wife and I would also enjoy the game, head-to-head. Modes of Play My Little Scythe supports 1-6 players, plays in about 45 minutes, and is rated ages 8+. My wife and I selected two different factions, placed the starting resources, and we were off: competing for trophies in the Kingdom of Pomme. Th

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Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig Review

“Here. Review this,” said Tony as he tossed a game at my face while feeding his twins. “What is….Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig? Wait, WHAT?” *mind explodes* Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig (Between Two Castles going forward) is a collaboration between Stonemaier Games and Bezier Games that blends two of their […]

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Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game Review

Note: This will be a spoiler free review of Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game The investigation genre is not a new concept for board gaming. These episodic games started back with Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective and have since branched out into a variety of games (Mythos Tales, Time Stories, and even House of Danger). […]

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Game Review – Mistborn: House War

The game comes with some beautifully detailed miniatures! From the epic series written by Brandon Sanderson, comes the new hit board game, Mistborn: House War. This semi-cooperative game is set in the timeline of the first installment of the Mistborn series. Focusing on resource management, use your role as one of the main factions in order to gain favor of the Lord Ruler by solving the Problems of the Final Empire. Brought to you by Crafty Games, Mistborn: House War (MHW) is for 3-5 players, ages 13 and up, and lasts anywhere between one and two hours. Those of you who have experienced the books will already have a baseline knowledge of the game’s storyline and overall gameplay. For those who are new to the series, fret not, for the game caters to a variety of audiences.   Premise Pictured above are just a few of the cards included in the game. Each player takes on the role of the Lords of the Great Houses, who ultimately serve the Lord Ruler. Throughout the game, Problem cards will be revealed that nee

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