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 […]
Why did the hedgehog cross the road? Actually – did it? Or did it even make it across at all? Oh dear. Helevetiq’s Roadkill is a take that game full of backstabbing, management, and attempting to keep your own road free from ghastly animal accidents while plotting against your opponent’s poor critters. Roadkill is a […]
In our Mini DiverCity review, we look at a cooperative hand management card game from Maxime Tardif and Sphere Games. The post Mini DiverCity Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
Dr. Reiner Knizia is one of the most prolific game designers for modern hobby board games. Some of his games are among my favorites ever and his vast number of credits means there is probably a Knizia game out there for everyone. Today we are looking at Kartel, a set collection game for 2-6 players […]
“I want to wake up in that city That never sleeps And find I’m king of the hill Top of the list Head of the heap King of the hill” Race via taxi to see as many sites as you can in the Big Apple in this shortened version of the popular Ticket to Ride […]