For the record, Fertility’s theme is based around the flooding of the Nile River in ancient Egypt, providing an abundance of resources and a flourishing market. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s move on to a review of Catch Up Games’ unfortunately named release, Fertility. This is a tile-laying and set […]
ATTENTION MORTALS! The fearsome presence of Cthulhu, Board Game Reviewer from beyond the stars, is here once more. The human Tony has again summoned my unearthly thoughts on yet another me-themed game. You should remember my other reviews of Necronomicards and Pocket Madness. Now, having been delivered another opus concerning my dark presence, Tony asks […]
I am a little late to the party on Gold West. It was first printed in 2015. While it was well-received, it mostly flew under the radar. Those who heard rumblings of its greatness often couldn’t easily find it as it spent some time between printings. But now it’s been reprinted and is available on […]
It is a trope as old as fantasy gaming: heroes burst into a dungeon, slay all the monsters, steal their gear, sell it or trade it for new goodies, then move on to the next town. This has always led me to more questions that could be the origin of an epic RPG campaign. What […]
Like many, Momofuko Ando‘s star creation was a major part of my college diet. Sometimes movie night kicked off with a kettle heating party, from which everyone could prepare their bowl before finding a spot in common room to watch our latest Blockbuster rental. As an adult, it remains a part of our regular dinner […]
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 […]
Symphony No. 9 is a betting and speculation set collection game. The best experience is with three players, which means you must have the A.I. participate if you’re playing with just two. I picked this up during SPIEL last year because I really enjoy the music from that era and had not seen a game […]
In our Gloom of Kilforth review, we take a look at a fantasy card game from Tristan Hall and Hall or Nothing Productions. The post Gloom of Kilforth Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
Before Sid Meier’s there was Francis Tresham. Best known for his creation of the 18xx genre of train games, Francis Tresham is also responsible for developing the civilization building tech-tree mechanism with his 1980 classic Civilization. This is truly the root that sprouted the modern version of the genre. Removing the dice-rolling mechanisms, Tresham was […]
What do monsters and entrepreneurship have in common? A single card game mechanic. And not much else. GoVenture is a card game that can be played with two themes. If you’re in a workday mood, you can teach your youngest entrepreneurs how to succeed. And if it’s spooky time, maybe the fantasy deck is just […]
Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. This post was a paid preview, you can find out more information here. It is a well-established fact that cats are magical, as evidenced by their presence in the mythologies and histories of many ancient cultures. They were worshiped […]
Coral Islands presents gamers with a bold concept, two games in one box. Linked by theme and components these oceanic games utilise dice stacking in different ways to give us two games that would likely have never been made had they swiped left. Lucky for us, when they met, using the Alley Cat Dating app it was a match made in cardboard heaven. Coral (who loves bright colours, 3D Tetris and jigsaw puzzles), saw something in Islands (who loves long walks on the beach, music and occasionally bending the rules) that they didn’t even see in themselves.So, dear reader, this combi-review will look at what you’ll get in the box, one game at a time. Starting with:Read more »
“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 […]
In our Deadline review, we take a look at a cooperative detective game from Dan Schnake, Adam West, and WizKids. The post Deadline Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. This post was a paid preview, you can find out more information here. Welcome to Scoffton, the proud local all-you-can-eat diner that’s been open since the 80s. Mix and match to make your ultimate feast, but keep in mind […]