Game Reviews


Board Game Review – BARPIG: After Hours

BARPIG After Hours Review: There are a plethora of new and exciting cards included in this expansion! Jonathan Franklin and Phillip Melchers, the original creators of BARPIG, are at it again with a new and exciting expansion: BARPIG: After Hours. This addition follows the highly successful 2017 Kickstarter campaign related to the base version of the game. Similar to the original, After Hours seeks to continue emphasizing the same mechanics that made its predecessor so addicting. While one might see these same mechanics in other popular games (e.g. Munchkin, Exploding Kittens, etc.), this expansion takes on a slightly darker theme. Have you already played the original BARPIG? This new chapter will take you on a more dangerous tale. Haven’t played BARPIG yet? No worries! The expansion can be played as a standalone game, giving you more options on game night. The game comes with TEN new evil characters that will challenge your party. The expansion takes a modular approach relative to the original. This means you

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Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition Review

“Here. Review this,” said Tony. He threw Mage Knight: Ultimate Edition at me. I caught it and went home to start my review. This new edition of Mage Knight contains painted minis, three expansions, and some new cards. Note: I cannot waste words when there is too much else to talk about. There is no […]

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Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North Review

Imperial Settlers was released to great fanfare at Gen Con 2014, selling out in the first hour. It went on to win numerous awards and easily would make my top 10 favorite board games. This year, game designer Ignacy Trzewiczek brought us the next evolution of this engine building game, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the […]

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Sagrada: The Great Facades – Passion Expansion Review

A number of my friends traveled to Spain this summer, and I marveled at the pictures they took of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, with its breathtaking spires and iconic stained-glass windows. It’s a must-see for anyone passing through the city. One of the defining features of the Sagrada Família is the three grand façades, […]

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Deck Box Dungeons Review

As a former Dungeons and Dragons player, I naturally gravitate to dungeon crawlers. It’s one of the few things I miss from my days of playing RPGs; descending into the depths, slinging some dice, and killing some monsters. While there aren’t any shortages of massively produced, minis filled dungeon crawlers (Middara, Gloomhaven), there aren’t too […]

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Tybor the Builder Review

Big Hollywood movie producers love high-concept formulas. Tom Cruise opposite Cate Blanchett in a space sci-fi action drama. Big buck blockbuster bonanza! Make it so! Game publishers can be quite fond of formulae too. Tried and true mechanisms, plus an inoffensive theme, mixed with a well-known designer and artist, and you’ve got some mediocre sales […]

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