Board Game Reviews

Review: Lacrimosa

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Publisher: Devir Player Count: 1-4 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 90 Minutes Complexity 3/5 Following the death of famed composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it is your responsibility as...

Review: Holly Jolly

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Publisher: 25th Century Games Player Count: 2-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 20-30 Minutes Complexity 1.25/5 Experience Christmas morning in a box as you unwrap gifts, peek inside...

Review: Caesar’s Empire

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Publisher: Holy Grail Games Player Count: 2-5 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 30-60 Minutes Complexity 1.25/5 As part of an eclectic group of Romans citizens, Caesar has tasked...

Review: Rebuilding Seattle

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Publisher: Wizkids Player Count: 1-5 Players Dedicated Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 60-120 Minutes Complexity 2.75/5 In June of 1889, a fire burned through Seattle’s business district. The city...

Review: Catapult Feud

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Publisher: Vesuvius Media Player Count: 2 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 20-30 Minutes Complexity 1/5 Build your castle, man the walls and prepare your catapult for battle in...

Review: Birdwatcher

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Publisher: Renegade Games Player Count: 1-5 Players Dedicated Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 45 Minutes Complexity 1.75/5 With your sights set on the elusive birds-of-paradise, strap on your binoculars...

Review: Verdant

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Publisher: AEG & Flatout Games Player Count: 1-5 Players Dedicated Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 30-45 Minutes Complexity 2.25/5 In this puzzle-y game of plant nourishment and home decor,...

Review: Khora: Rise of an Empire

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Publisher: iello Player Count: 2-4 Players Dedicated Solo mode: No Game Length: 75 Minutes Complexity 3/5 Serving as head of a growing city-states in Ancient Greece, you’ll pursue 7...

Review: Meadow

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Publisher: Rebel Studios Player Count: 1-4 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 60-90 Minutes Complexity 2.25/5 In the beautifully illustrated game of Meadow, you take on the role of...

Review: Get on Board: New York & London

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Publisher: iello Player Count: 2-5 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 20 Minutes Complexity 1.75/5 As bus drivers, your job is to transport everyone to their destination safe and...

Review: My Father’s Work

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Publisher: Renegade Games Player Count: 2-4 Players Dedicated Solo mode: No Game Length: 180-240 Minutes Complexity 3.25/5 Returning home to your family’s large estate, you’ve quickly discovered a room...

Review: Terracotta Army

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Publisher: Board & Dice Player Count: 1-4 Players Dedicated Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 90-120 Minutes Complexity 3.4/5 The first emperor of unified China, Qin Shu Huang, has died....

Review: Marvel Dice Throne + Expansions

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Publisher: Roxley Games / The Op Player Count: 2-6 Players Dedicated Solo mode: No Game Length: 20-40 Minutes Complexity 2/5 The hugely popular Dice Throne series gets the Marvel...

Review: FYFE

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Publisher: Pegasus Spiele Player Count: 2-5 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 30-45 Minutes Complexity 2.25/5 Set in the picturesque South Seas surrounded by palm trees, blue seas and...

Review: Atlantic Robot League

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Publisher: WizKids Player Count: 2-5 Players Dedicated Solo mode: No Game Length: 20 Minutes Complexity 2/5 In the distant future the sport of mech battles has swept the nation....

Review: Dulce

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Publisher: Stronghold Games Player Count: 1-4 Players Dedicated Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 30 Minutes Complexity 2/5 In Dulce, you’re looking to build the most efficient and successful confection...

Review: Godtear

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Publisher: Steamforged Games Player Count: 2-8 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 60-120 Minutes Complexity 2.8/5Dear board game gods, I beseech of you to bequeath upon me a...

Review: Chronicles of Avel

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Publisher: Rebel Studio Player Count: 1-4 Players Dedicated Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 60-90 Minutes Complexity 2/5 The magical land of Avel is threatened by the evil creatures of...

Review: Garden Nation

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Publisher: Bombyx Player Count: 2-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 60 Minutes Complexity 2.5/5 Garden Nation tells the story of a miniature community living together in the forest....

Review: Survival of the Fattest

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Publisher: Dirty Rascal Games Player Count: 2-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 90 Minutes Complexity 2.25/5 The natural instinct to gather and store food for winter is as...

Review: Spicy

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Publisher: Heidelbaer Player Count: 2-6 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 15 Minutes Complexity 1.25/5 Spicy is a simple, light-hearted bluffing card game set in the world of spicy foods....

Review: Jekyll vs Hyde

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Publisher: Mandoo Games Player Count: 2 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 15 Minutes Complexity 2/5 The literary struggle between Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde steps...

Review: Cartographers: Map Pack 4, 5 & 6

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Publisher: Thunderworks Games Player Count: 1-100 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 30-45 Minutes Complexity 2/5 Travel to distant lands, traverse the mighty tundra and haggle with merchants in...

Review: Haunticulture (2022)

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Publisher: Tinkerbot Games Player Count: 1-4 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 60 Minutes Complexity 2.25/5 After being closed for nearly 300 years, Creepstone Manor was temporarily opened to...

Review: Trekking Through History

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Publisher: Underdog Games Player Count: 2-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 30-60 Minutes Complexity 2/5 Trekking Through History is the latest in the hugely popular Trekking series from...

Review: Glorious Wrestling Alliance: Ultrabrawl

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Glorious Wrestling Alliance: Ultrabrawl Publisher: Tinkerbot Games Player Count: 2-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 15–30 Minutes Complexity 2/5 Originally published as an Indie comic from writer and artist...

Review: Premium Chess Set from Maztermind

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Maztermind Premium Chess Set Maztermind.comMAZTERMIND - THE COMPANY Founded in Vietnam, Maztermind is made up of a group of designers and artisans with a passion for...

Review: Yosemite

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Publisher: WizKids! Player Count: 2 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 20 Minutes Complexity 2.5/5 It’s time to put your photography skills to the test in the great Annual...

Review: Citizen

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Publisher: Self Published Player Count: 2-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 60-240 Minutes Complexity 2.75/5 In Citizen, players will champion their own vision for America by seeking to...

Review: For Sale: Autorama

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Publisher: Eagle Gryphon Games Player Count: 3-6 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 30+ Minutes Complexity 2/5 For Sale: Autorama is a reimplementation of the classic game, For Sale....

Review: Cactus Town

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Publisher: Second Gate Games Player Count: 2-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 20-60 Minutes Complexity 2/5 Cactus Town sits on the frontier of the Old West ripe for...

Review: Regency

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Publisher: Pique Games Player Count: 2-6 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 20-40 Minutes Complexity 2.25/5 The world’s most renowned and notorious rulers throughout history have gathered seeking to...

Review: 3 Best Things about Dead Reckoning

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Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group Player Count: 1-4 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 90-150 Minutes Complexity 3.25/5 Break out the pirate puns and stretch your sea legs in Dead...

Review: Guns or Treasure

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Publisher: Castillo Games Player Count: 2-6 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 15 Minutes Complexity 1.25/5 Rival pirates from the seven seas have gathered for battle. Their ships may...

Review: Monsters on Board

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Publisher: Final Frontier Games Player Count: 1-4 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 45-60 Minutes Complexity 3/5 The annual Blue Moon Monster Mixer at Spook Manor is upon us...

Review: Moonrakers: Nomad Expansion

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Publisher: IV Games Player Count: 1-5 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 60-120 Minutes Complexity 2.5/5 Players who have taken on the role as a mercenary in the distant...

Review: Moonrakers: Overload Expansion

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Publisher: IV Games Player Count: 1-5 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 60-120 Minutes Complexity 2.5/5 Players who have taken on the role as a mercenary in the distant...

Review: Moonrakers: Binding Ties Expansion

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Publisher: IV Games Player Count: 1-5 Players Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 60-120 Minutes Complexity 2.5/5 Players who have taken on the role as a mercenary in the distant...

Review: Wormholes

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Wormholes Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group Player Count: 1-5 Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 45 Minutes Complexity 2/5 In a world of interstellar travel, a new technology has been discovered allowing...

Review: The Guild of the Merchant Explorers

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The Guild of Merchant Explorers Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group Player Count: 1-4 Solo mode: Yes Game Length: 45 Minutes Complexity 2.25/5 A call has been sent out by the Queen...

Review: The Good Shepherd

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Published by Bible Games Central 2-6 Players  |  15 Minutes The Good Shepherd is a bit of a take-that style card game where players are attempting...

Review: Bible Match It Link It

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Published by Bible Games Central 2-6 Players  |  15 Minutes In this Bible-themed game of tiles and symbols, players will compete in 1 of 4 different...

Review: Marvel Battleworld: Ultimate Armory

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Publisher: Proposer Hall/Funko Player Count: 1-4 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 15-30 Minutes Complexity 1.5/5 Thanos has trapped the most powerful heroes in the Multiverse in mysterious Thanostones...

Review: Marvel: Remix

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Marvel: Remix Publisher: WizKids Player Count: 2-6 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 20 Minutes Complexity 2.2/5 In this reimplementation of the hit card game, Fantasy Realms, players will work...

Review: Free Radicals

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Free Radicals Published by WizKids Designed by Nathan Woll 2-5 Players  |  90 Minutes In a utopian future, mysterious spheres known as Free Radicals have appeared providing earth...

Review: Veiled Fate

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Published by IV Games Player Count: 2-8 Players Game Length: 60-90 Minutes Complexity 2/5 In Veiled Fate, players take on hidden roles of divine beings seeking to  influence...

Review: Dungeon Doors

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Publisher: Dynamic Gorilla Player Count: 3-6 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 30-60 Minutes Complexity 2/5 “I told you it wouldn’t work,” growled the half-orc Barbarian to the Tiefling...

Video Review: Trekking The World

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Published by Underdog Games Design by Charlie Bink  |  Art by Csaba Bernáth, Marta Danecka, Sebastian Koziner, Aleksey Shirokikh 2-5 Players  |  30-60 Minutes

Review: Manifest

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Publisher: SchilMil Games Player Count: 2-5 Players Solo mode: No Game Length: 45-90 Minutes Complexity 2.75/5 The time is the 1920’s and the world is becoming smaller. The shipping...

Review: Emoji Bible Stories Card Game

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Published by Bible Games Central 2-6 Players  |  15-20 Minutes Emoji Bible Stories Card Game is a game for younger audiences (6+) where players use common...

Review: Grab Your Breakfast

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Published by Ameba Games 2-4 Players  |  20-30 Minutes In Grab Your Breakfast, you’re matching cards and gathering sets of bountiful, breakfast tiles in an effort...

Review: Bloodrunes

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Published by Zoracle Games Designed by Zach Turner 2-4 Players  |  30-90 Minutes By 846 A.D., the exploits of legendary viking, Ragnar Lodbrok had become world renowned....

Review: Factory Funner

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Published by BoardGameTables.com Designed by Corné van Moorsel | Art by Steven Tu 1-5 Players  |  20-40 Minutes Every great entrepreneur starts out with a dream: some...

Review: Root

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Published by Leder Games Designed by Cole Sehrle | Art by Kyle Ferrin 2-4 Players  |  60-90 Minutes The Marquise de Cat (Jerram) felt smug (as cats...

Review: Mountains Out Of Molehills

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Published by The Op Games Designed by Jim DiCamillo & Pat Marino Art by Elena Munoz 2-4 Players  |  45-60 Minutes Oh, those silly little moles… who knew...

Review: Fan Fu Football

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Published by Dream Helmet Productions Designed by Jamal A. Swinton Art by Anthony Palileo 1-4 Players  |  30-180 Minutes Fan Fu Football is the fantasy football card game...

Review: Legacies

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Published by Brookspun Games Designed by Jason Brooks Art by James Churchill & Yoma 1-6 Players  |  90-180 Minutes Life moves by pretty fast... We work hard, play...

Review: Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

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Published by Stronghold Games Designed by Sydney Engelstein, Jacob Fryxelius & Nick Little Art by William Bricker, Garret Kaida, Nio Mendoza, Justine Nortje, Naomi Robinson &...

Review: Kardashev Scale

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Published by WizKids Published by Stephen Avery & Eugene Bryant 2-6 Players  |  30 Minutes Developed in 1964, the Kardashev Scale represents a method of measuring a...

Review: Call of the Wild

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Published by Rather Fun Games Designed by David Medley & Evan Scheidegger Art by Evan Scheidegger 3-6 Players  |  5-15 Minutes Yip Yip Yip! That’s the sound of...

Review: Ghosts of Christmas

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Published by Boardgametables.com Designed by Taiki Shinzawa | Art by Maria Surducan 3-4 Players  |  45 Minutes I imagine if Charles Dickens was into card games, Ghosts...

Review: Origins: First Builders

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Published by Board&Dice Designed by David Spada & Daniele Tascini | Art by Zbigniew Umgelter & Aleksander Zarwada 1-4 Players  |  120 Minutes Adam Kwapinski is currently...

Review: Roll Camera!: The Filmmaking Board Game

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Published by Grand Gamers Guild Design and Art by Malachi Ray Rempen 1-4 Players  |  45-90 Minutes There really hasn’t been a great board game about making...

Review: Canopy

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Published by Weird City Games Designed by Tim Eisner | Art by Vincent Dutrait 2 Players  |  30 Minutes In Canopy, 2 players compete against each other...

Review: Paleo+Vet

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Published by Absurdist Productions Designed by William Thompson 2-4 Players  |  30-60 Minutes The ruins of passed under us as the helicopter lifted up over the...

Review: Word Explosion

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Published by UH OH! Games Designed by Michael Riley | Art by Giovanni Spadaro 2-8 Players | 30 Minutes Word games have certainly solidified their niche in the gaming...

Review: Tabannusi: Builders of Ur

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Published by Board&Dice Designed by David Spada & Daniele Tascini | Art by Zbigniew Umgelter & Aleksander Zarwada 1-4 Players  |  120 Minutes Step into the sandals...

Review: For Sale + Advisors Expansion

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Published by Eagle Gryphon Games Designed by Stefan Dorra 3-6 Players  |  30 Minutes For Sale is my all-time favorite bidding game. Originally released in 1997, this...

Review: March on the Drina

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Design by Janko Nišavić, Vukašin Nišavić Art by Nenad Mirković Published by Giga Mech Games 2-4 Players | 120-180 Min. They never told you how cold it was...

Review: Galaxy Trucker

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Published by Czech Games Edition Designed by Vlaada Chvatil | Art by Tomas Kucerovsky 2-4 Players  |  30 Minutes This is the age-old story of an intergalactic...

Review: Whirling Witchcraft

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Published by AEG Designed by Erik Andersson Sundén | Art by Luis Francisco, Weberson Santiago 2-5 Players  |  15-30 Minutes I had no idea how competitive witches...

Review: Merlin

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Published by Queen Games Designed by Stepfan Feld & Michael Rieneck | Art by Dennis Lohausen 2-4 Players  |  75 Minutes The time of King Arthur is...

Review: Magnate: The First City

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Published by Naylor Games Designed by James Naylor | Art by Donal Hegarty, Cze Lee & James Naylor 1-5 Players  |  60-120 Minutes The city of Humbleburg...

Review: Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

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Designed by Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, Chris Leder, Kevin Rodgers Published by Mondo Games & Restoration Games 2-4 Players  |  25-40 min It was a cold,...

Review: Pier 18

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Designed by Rory Muldoon Art by Rory Muldoon Published by Alley Cat Games 2-3 Players  |  5-15 Minutes(In a bad British accent.) “Would you like to go for...

Review: Obsession + Expansions

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Designed by Dan Hallagan Art by Dan Hallagan Published by Kayenta Games 1-4 Players  |  30-90 Minutes Unfolding like the pages of a Jane Austen novel, Obsession places...

Review: Bat Flip

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Designed by Scott Courlander | Art by Weirdsgn Published by Scorelander Games 2 Players  |  30-40 Minutes Peering out from the dugout, you take a long look...

Review: Boy Band Builder: The Card Game

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Boy Band Builder: The Card Game Designed by Luke Earley, Sam Rosen & Samuel Geer | Art by Marit McCluske & Adam Tremaine 2-4 Players  | ...

Top 10 “New to Me” Games of 2021

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As reviewers, we spend countless hours playing and discussing games, continually evaluating and reevaluating for our coveted “Best of Year” lists. While these lists...

Review: Super-Skill Pinball: Ramp It Up

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Designed by Geoff Engelstein Art by Gong Studios Published by WizKids! 1-4 Players  |  20 Minutes Every time I sit down to play Super-Skill Pinball, The Who’s Pinball...

Review: Kingdomino: Origins

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Kingdomino Origins Designed by Bruno Cathala Art by Cyril Bouquet Published by Blue Orange Games 2-4 Players  |  15 Minutes In the latest installment of the highly successful Kingdomino...

Review: Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef

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Designed by Tim & Ben Eisner Art by Mr. Cuddington Published by Skybound Games 1-4 Players  |  60-90 Minutes It has been a long time since The Fold...

Review: Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition

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Designed by Christian Marcussen Published by WizKids! 2-4 Players  |  180-240 Minutes In this highly anticipated update to the original 2012 game of the same title, players...

Review: TEN

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Designed by Molly Johnson, Shawn Stankenwich & Robert Melvin Art by Shawn Stankenwich Published by Alderac Entertainment Group 1-5 Players  |  15-30 Minutes This is the place in...

Review: Glasgow

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Designed by Mandela Fernandez-Grandon Art by Klemens Franz Published by Lookout Games 2 Players  |  30 Minutes It was back in the 1890s and, aye, do I remember...

Review: Atlantis Rising (2nd Edition)

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Designed by Galen Ciscell & Brent Dickman | Art by Vincent Dutrait Published by Elf Creek Games 1-7 Players  |  60-120 Minutes The ancient and mystical city...

Review: Copenhagen

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Designed by Asger Harding Granerud & Daniel Skjold Pedersen Art by Markus Erdt Published by Queen Games 2-4 Players  |  20-40 Minutes Nyhaven (New Haven), Copenhagen plays host...

Review: Scythe + Invaders from Afar Expansion

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Scythe + Invaders from Afar Expansion Designed by Jamey Stegmaier | Art by Jakub Rozalski Published by Stonemaier Games 1-5 Players  |  90-115 Minutes After a the long...

Review: Anno 1800

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Anno 1800 Designed by Martin Wallace  |  Art by Fiore GmbH Published by Kosmos 2-4 Players  |  120 Minutes Tasked with developing a new community on this island...

Review: Dog Lover

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Dog Lover Designed by David Short Published by Alderac Entertainment Group 2-4 Players  |  30 Minutes Any dog lover can attest: in addition to the enjoyment, companionship and...

Review: Hamsters vs. Hippos

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Hamsters vs. Hippos Designed by James Freeman, James Staley & Adam Staley Published by Tin Robot Games 1-6 Players  |  15-30 Minutes After weeks of scheming and careful...

Review: Florenza: X Anniversary Edition

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Florenza: X Anniversary Edition Designed by Stefano Groppi | Art by Sara Gioria & Ivan Zoni Published by Placentia Games 1-5 Players  |  60-180 Minutes Florenza (now known...

Review: DIE in the Dungeon

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DIE in the Dungeon Designed by Wesley Woodbury | Art by Tristam Rossin Published by FunDaMental Games 1+ Players  |  45-60 Minutes You’ve got it made, living the...

Review: Greece Lightning

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Designed by Kathleen Mercury & Mark Sellmeyer | Art by Anthony Cournoyer Published by WizKids 2-4 Players  |  45-60 Minutes It’s a cool, breezy morning off the...

Review: Hideous Abomination

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Hideous Abomination Designed and Illustrated by Judson Cowan Published by Tettix Games 2-5 Players  |  10-30 Minutes Calling all Evil Geniuses, Macabre-Minded Surgeons and Doctors of all things...

Review: Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks

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Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks Designed by Andrew Haught | Art by Casey Davies Published by Gale Force Nine 2-4 Players  |  120 MinutesFrom the Rulebook: "In...

Review: Embarcadero

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Embarcadero Designed by Adam Buckingham & Ed Marriott  |  Art by Janos Orban Published by Renegade Games 1-4 Players  |  60-90 Minutes During the gold rush of 1850,...

Review: Bullet♥

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Designed by Joshua Van Laningham | Published by Level 99 Game 1-4 Players  |  15 Minutes Is it possible to harness the energy and tension from...

Review: Faction Fighters

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Designed by Paige Treglown |  Published by Thunder Finch Games 2 Players  |  25 MinutesFaction Fighters will be available on Kickstarter October 2021. You can...

Review: Exit: The Game – The Sacred Temple

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Designed by Inka Brand, Markus Brand & Juilane Voorgang | Published by KOSMOS 1-4 Players  |  120-180 Minutes In this incarnation of the highly popular Exit:...

Review: Lions of Lydia

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Designed by Jonny Pac |  Published by Bellwether Games 2-4 Players  |  30-60 Minutes King Croesus of Lydia has decided to implement the first coin-based economy...

Review: Subastral

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Designed by Matt Riddle & Ben Pinchback |  Published by Renegade Games 2-5 Players  |  15-30 Minutes In Subastral, you’re gathering information about the earth’s different...

Review: Merchants Cove

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Designed by Jonny Pac, Carl Van Ostrand & Drake Villareal |  Published by Final Frontier Games 1-4 Players  |  60-90 Minutes On the western coast of...

Review: Yukon Salon

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Designed by David Wooden |  Published by Atlas Games 2-4 Players  |  10-15 Minutes Working as a stylist in the great white north can bring in...

Review: Letters from Whitechapel

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Designed by Gabriele Mari and Gianluca Santopierto |  Published by Giochi Uniti 2-6 Players  |  90 Minutes In the late 19th century, in the city of...

Review: Gorinto

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Designed by Richard Yaner  |  Published by Grand Gamers Guild 1-4 Players  |  30 Minutes A Gorinto is a Japanese memorial shrine commonly found in Buddhist...

Review: Deliverance

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Designed by Andrew Lowen  |  Published by Lowen Games 1-4 Players  |  60-120 Minutes In the invisible realm, supernatural forces wage a battle for the human...

Review: The Pursuit of Happiness + Community Expansion

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Designed by David Chircop, Adrian Abela & Vangelis Bagiartakis  |  Published by Artipia Games and Stronghold Games 1-4 Players  |  60-90 Minutes Growing up as a...

Review: Block Ness

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Designed by Laurent Escoffier  |  Published by Blue Orange 2-4 Players  |  15 Minutes Ancient creatures, hidden for generations, are stirring from below the lake depths....

Review: Cóatl

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Designed by Pascale Brassard & Etitnne Dubois-Roy  |  Published by Synapses Games 1-4 Players  |  30-60 Minutes The time has arrived to appoint a new Aztec...

Review: Hadrian’s Wall

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Designed by Bobby Hill  |  Published by Renegade Game Studios & Garphill Games 1-6 Players  |  60 Minutes Beginning construction in 122 AD, Roman Emperor Hadrian...

Review: A Gentle Rain

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Designed by Kevin Wilson  |  Published by Mondo Games 1 Player | 15 Minutes A Gentle Rain is engineered to create a peaceful and calming experience...

Review: Royal Visit

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Designed by Reiner Knizia  |  Published by IELLO 2 Players  |  20 Minutes Originally published in 2006, IELLO is bringing back Royal Visit from acclaimed game...

Review: Blokk

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1-4 Players  |  15-20 Minutes In Blokk! you’re an architect looking to assemble the perfect three-dimensional cube. Draft unique, three-dimensional polynomial shapes and put your...

Review: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

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Designed by Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart |  Published by Gale Force Nine 3-4  Players  |  120+ Minutes The city of Capua was one the...

Review: Chronicles of Crime 1900

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Designed by David Cicurel, Wojciech Grajkowski |  Published by Lucky Duck Games 1-4 Players  |  60-90 Minutes It’s the turn of the 19th Century and you...

Review: Moonrakers

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Designed by Austin Harrison & Max Anderson  |  Published by IV Games 1-5  Players  |  60-120 Minutes The era of Moonrakers began with The Cleanse -...

Review: Latte Throwdown

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Designed by Corey Keller  |  Published by Analog Game Studios 1-4  Players  |  15-25 Minutes Grab your smock, turn up your Norah Jones album and tie...

Review: World’s Fair 1893

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Designed by J. Alex Kevern  |  Published by Renegade Games 2-4  Players  |  40 Minutes “The World’s Fair of 1893 in Chicago was a spectacular international...

Review: For Glory

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Designed by Alex Wolf  |  Published by Spielcraft Games 2 Players  |  60-90 Minutes In Ancient Rome, the spectacle of the day took place in the...

Review: Stop the Train!

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Designed by Brendan Mills  |  Published by Escape Plan Board Games 4-6 Players  |  30 Minutes It’s late November 1942 and the 19.05 to Paris is...

Review: Sleeping Gods

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Designed by Ryan Laukat  |  Published by Red Raven Games1-4 Players  |  60-1200 Minutes "Are the stars unfamiliar here?" she asked, and the sky grew...

Review: Forgotten Waters

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Designed by Isaac Vega, J. Arthur Ellis & Mr. Bistro  |  Published by Plaid Hat Games 1-7 Players  |  120-240 Minutes Gather your crew and prepare...

Review: Fired Up

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Designed by Giorgos Eleftheriadis, Theofilos Koutroubis  |  Published by Drawlab Entertainment 2-5 Players  |  45-90 Minutes You’ve entered the Fired Up cyber-arena where digital champions from...

Review: Cerebria: The Inside World

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Designed by Richard Amann & Viktor Peter  |  Published by Mindclash Games1-4 Players  |  60-120 Minutes “Initially formless, the mindscape of Cerebria arises from the...

Review: High Noon

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Designed by Dwight Cenac  |  Published by White Label Game System 2-4 Players  |  60-120 Minutes It’s been a long time coming and the posse's have...

Review: Charterstone

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Designed by Jamey Stegmaier  |  Published by Stonemaier Games 1-6 Players  |  60 Minute “The immortal Forever King has selected 6 citizens of Greengully to start...

Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches

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Designed by Wolfgang Warsch  |  Published by Schmidt Spiele 2-5 Players  |  45 Minutes In this expansion to The Quacks of Quedlinburg, the Herb Witches have...

Review: Fantasy Fluxx

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Designed by Andrew Looney  |  Published by Looney Labs 3-5 Players  |  60 Minutes Part of the ever-growing, highly successful Fluxx line of card games comes...

Review: Rosetta: The Lost Language

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Designed by Jono Naito  |  Published by Story Machine Games 2-5 Players  |  25 Minutes In Rosetta: The Lost Language, a cooperative game where players take...

Review: Out of this World

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Designed by Koen Hendrix  |  Published by Devir Games 3-5 Players  |  60 Minutes For the typical teenager living in the early 90’s, life is an...

Review: Hit the Silk

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Designed by Brendan Mills  |  Published by Escape Plan Board Games 3-6 Players  |  20-45 Minutes You’re in over your head with a casino owner and...

Review: La Viña

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Designed by José Ramón Palacios  | Published by Devir Games 2-5 Players  |  45 Minutes You’re an heir to a recently deceased viticulturist. In his will,...

Review: Aroma

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Designed by Odd Hackwelder  |  Published by Organic Aromas 2-4 Players  |  20-60 Minutes Bring your sniffers to the table... in this game the only way...

Top 5 List: Games Older Than Five Years

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Every year thousands of new board and card games are released, and just like most of us that have fallen deep into this wonderful...

Review: Cloud Control

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Designed by Eugene Bryant  |  Published by 25th Century Games 3-10 Players  |  15-30 Minutes Cloud Control is a challenging party game where your greatest asset...

Review: Buy the Vote!

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Coozies Games 2-5 Players  |  15 Minutes You’ve been given the opportunity to compete against up to 5 of your friends for the highest office in...

Review: Frenemy Pastry Party

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Designed by Jesse Li  | Published by Solis Game Studio 3-6 Players  |  15-30 Minutes In Frenemy Pastry Party you’re baking cakes with all your animal...

Review: Christmas Lights: A Card Game

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Designed by Adam Collins & Chad Head  | Published by 25th Century Games 2-6 Players  |  10-30 Minutes Christmas Lights is a competitive card game pitting...

Review: Ratzzia

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Designed by Sophia Wagner  | Published by Devir Games 2-5 Players  |  30 Minutes The pantry is full and the mice are hungry. Race against the...

Review: The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance

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Designed by Keith Baker & Jennifer Ellis  | Published by Twogether Studios 2-5 Players  |  60-90 Minutes Based on the podcast and series of graphic novels,...

Review: Skora

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Designed by Rory Muldoon  | Published by Inside the Box Games 1-5 Players  |  30-150 Minutes The winter has been hard for the inhabitants of the...

Review: Detective: City of Angels

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Detective; City of Angels Designed by Evan Derrick  | Published by Van Ryder Games 1-5 Players  |  30-150 Minutes Welcome to the dark and dangerous world of...

Top 10 “New to Me” Games of 2020

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As reviewers, we spend countless hours playing and discussing games, continually evaluating and reevaluating for our coveted “Best of Year” lists. While these lists...

Review: Space Explorers

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Space Explorers Designed by Yuri Zhuravlev  | Published by 25th Century Games 2-4 Players  |  20-40 Minutes It’s the golden age of space exploration and the world...

Review: DIG!

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Who Knew That Bombs And Shovels Don’t Mix?? Designed by Rob McBride | Published by Syther Gaming 2-4 PlayersSo I recently played DIG! from Syther Gaming,...

Top 5 Games of 2020: Editor’s Choice

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Thanks to a global pandemic, 2020 was a great year to stay at home and play board games. I logged approximately 575 board game...

Review: Bonfire

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Designed by Stefan Feld  | Published by Hall Games 1-4 Players  |  70-100 Minutes As forest dwelling gnomes, you’ve always relied on the great bonfires of...

Review: Whistle Mountain

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Designed by Scott Caputo, Luke Laurie | Published by Bézier Games 2-4 Players | 60-90 Minutes In this sequel to the game Whistle Stop from Bézier...

Review: Kingswood

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Designed by Henry Audubon | Published by 25th Century Games 1-5 Players | 15-45 Minutes Join a guild, boost up your character and venture into the...

Review: Meeple Land

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Designed by Cyrille Allard, Frédéric Guérard | Published by Blue Orange Games 2-4 Players | 45 Minutes Designing the perfect amusement park for meeples will require...

Unfiltered Gamer Board Game Christmas Guide: Family & Strategy Games

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We're proud to present our first annual Unfiltered Gamer Christmas Guide.  We believe board games are the perfect gift for anyone on your gift list! With...

Unfiltered Gamer Board Game Christmas Guide: Expansions & Roll & Writes

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We're proud to present our first annual Unfiltered Gamer Christmas Guide.  We believe board games are the perfect gift for anyone on your gift list! With...

Unfiltered Gamer Board Game Christmas Guide: Kids & Card Games

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We're proud to present our first annual Unfiltered Gamer Christmas Guide.  We believe board games are the perfect gift for anyone on your gift list! With...

Review: Chronicles of Crime

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Designed by David Cicurel | Published by Lucky Duck Games 1-4 Players | 60-90 Minutes “Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book In the...

Review: Jurassic Parts

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Designed by Kevin Lanzing | Published by 25th Century Games 2-5 Players | 20-45 Minutes A new dig site has been discovered promising a number of...

Review: Cloud City

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Designed by Phil Walker-Harding | Published by Blue Orange Games 2-4 Players | 30-60 Minutes Cloud City is holding a competition for the best architects to...

Review: Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein

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Designed by Dan Blanchett | Published by Plaid Hat Games 2-4 Players | 90-180 Minutes Your unique set of skills only outweighed by your questionable moral...

Review: Unfair + Alien/B-Movie/Dinosaur/Western Expansions

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Designed by Joel Finch | Published by Good Games Publishing 2-5 Players | 50-125 Minutes You’ve been tasked to build the city’s greatest theme park! Choose...

Review: Lift Off: Get Me Off this Planet

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So I was recently playing Lift Off! Get me off this Planet! and had a blast with it! It is not in my usual...

Top Horror Themed Board Games for Halloween

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The month of October is upon us, or as my boss said, "Happy Halloween month!" If you're looking for some great horror-themed board games...

Review: Pandasaurus Card Games – Robots, The Game: Quick & Easy,...

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Pandasauraus is known for publishing fun and unique card games that appeal to a large audience. In this post I take a look at...

Review: Fluttering Souls

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Designed by Joel Lewis | Published by Good Games Publishing 2 Players | 10-20 Minutes Based on a Japanese legend, Fluttering Souls is a 2-player, set...

Review: Plunder: A Pirates Life

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Designed by K.C. Schrimpl | Published by Lost Boy Entertainment 2-6 Players | 40-120 Minutes Take command of your fleet, upgrade your ship and sail the...

Review: Centrix

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Designed by Richard MacRae & Corey Myckan | Published by Analog Game Studios 2-6 Players | 20-30 Minutes In Centrix you’re working to navigate your pawns,...

Review: Widget Ridge

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Designed by Ian Taylor | Published by Furious Tree Games 1-2 Players | 15-45 Minutes During the Festival of the Three Churches, inventors of all kinds...

Review: Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

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Design by Daniele Tascini & Dávid Turczi |  Published by Board & Dice 1-4 Players  |  60-120 min Four millennia ago the ancient Pharaohs began work on the Temple of...

Review: Haunticulture

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Design by Bevan Clatworthy |  Published by Tinkerbot Games 1-4 Players  |  45-60 min Haunticulture is the “spiritual” follow-up to the game Ghostel by Tinkerbot Games....

Review: Dice Command

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Published by Ejected Planet 2-4 Players  |  25-60 min In this semi-abstract, war-themed, dice rolling/worker placement game, players take command of their own army, developing, deploying...

Review: Tater Freighter

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Published by BARD Games 3-7 Players  |  10 min Tater Freighter is the new, simultaneous play, family-friendly card game from Bard Games. Match whits with your...

Review: Kings of Israel

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Design by Lance Hill |  Published by Fun hill Games 2-4 Players  |  45 min Kings of Israel takes place over 300 years of history during the...

Review: Tang Garden

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Design by Francesco Testini, Pierluca Zizzi |  Published by ThunderGryph Games & Lucky Duck Games 1-4 Players  |  40-60 min In Tang Garden you’re serving as an...

Review: Pandasaurus Triple Feature – Machi Koro, The Game & Qwinto

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Pandasaurus Games, one of the leading board game studios in the world, has a great library of light and medium weight games. We’re going...

Review: Dealt!

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Design by Katja Stremmel |  Published by AMIGO 3-5 Players  |  30 min In Dealt! players work to get rid of the cards in their hand...

Review: It’s A Wonderful World

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Design by Frédéric Guérard |  Published by Lucky Duck Games 1-5 Players  |  30-60 min It’s a Wonderful World is a card drafting, empire building game...

Review: The Girl and the Robot

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Design by Salim Larochelle |  Published by Flying Carpet Games 2-4 Players  |  30-60 min The Girl and the Robot is a cooperative card game based...

Review: The Taverns of Tiefenthal

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Design by Wolfgang Warsch  |  Published by Schmidt Spiele 2-4 Players  |  60 min Nestled in the trees of western Germany lies the quaint town of Tiefenthal....

Review: Biblios

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Design by Steve Finn  |  Published by IELLO In the game Biblios you’re a competing abbot at the head of a monastery working to acquire...

The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

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In 2006, Pluto lost its planetary status leaving our solar system with only 8 recognized planets. Years later an energy source was detected leading...

4 Board Games to Inspire Game Designers

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One of the things I love about games is that there are so many evolving and new mechanics and elements every time you look...

The Best Online Variants of Classic Board Games

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For many of us, classic board games remain a beloved part of our childhoods. Maybe Trivial Pursuit with family over the weekends, or perhaps...

Why Monopoly Has Become Nobody’s Favorite Game

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Header photo by William Warby. CC BY 2.0.   Monopoly is a hugely popular board game created initially by Lizzie Maggie, in an attempt to...

Escape Room Board Games

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I've been to a couple of escape rooms in the Orange County, California area and they are a lot of fun! In an escape...

E-WinRacing Chair

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I don't know about you, but when I am sitting at my computer for long periods of time, I need a chair that is...

Evil Cogs Review – A Little Beam of Light in a...

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“So, you want to write a blog about a digital game called Evil Cogs?” And that is how I learned about Evil Cogs by...

Top Board Games of 2017: The List of Lists

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As the year draws to a close, many gamer youtubers, podcasters and bloggers are creating their list of the top board games of 2017....

Board Game Gift Guide | 2017

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The holiday season is arriving quickly and if you're like me, you're appraising the new things you've seen and experienced this year for potential...

Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down Game Review

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Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down is a heavy strategy game that involves a number of factions fighting for world domination. Created by Felix Mertikat, Tsukuyumi...

LUPO: The Space Adventure – An Imagination Game

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LUPO: The Space Adventure is a cooperative imagination game for nearly any number of players- including classrooms. Check out our review below! LUPO Game Stats:   Players: 3-25...

Warehouse 13 – The Board Game Review

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Warehouse 13: The Board Game is a cooperative game inlaid with a thick theme from the television show on Sci Fi.   Warehouse 13 Stats:   Players: 3-5 players Time: 90-130...

Polemic Review: How Well Do You Know Your Friends?

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Polemic is a social deduction and guessing game where 3-6 players attempt to deduce their opponent's opinions on a range of topics.   Polemic Card Game...

Celestia Review: Navigate the Skies in this Cooperative Competitive Board Game

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Celestia is a competitive bluffing game in which you compete to acquire loot while navigating perilous skies.   Celestia Board Game Stats:   Players: 2-6 players Time: 30 minutes Ages: 8+ By: Aaron Weissblum Retail price: ...

Flocked!: A Shepherd’s Strategy Game for 2-4 Flockers

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“Flocked!” Review: A Shepherd’s Strategy Game for 2-4 Flockers Flocked! is a competitive strategy game in which you aim to grow your herd of sheep...

Covil: The Dark Overlords Board Game Review

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Covil: The Dark Overlords is an area control and resource management board game. As an overlord, use your resources (including your handy minions) wisely...

Knot Dice Review: Celtic Knot Design Puzzles & Games

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Knot Dice is a deluxe set of 36 dice which you can use to play many different puzzles and games. Knot Dice Deluxe Game Stats:   Players: 1-4 players Time: varies,...

“The Greater Debate” Review: A Social Game of Defending Your Views

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“The Greater Debate” Review: A Social Game of Defending Your Views   The Greater Debate is a competitive, social game in which you give 30-second statements...

Math Tornado Review:

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Math Tornado is a fast-paced card game with simultaneous play. Math Tornado Game Stats:   Players: 1-5 players Time: Less than 10 minutes Ages: 10+ By: SpielFusion Retail price:  $0 (Print-and-play) or...

Top 8 Dexterity Games – Board Games that Embrace Moving, Flicking...

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Tabletop games that add an element of dexterity through physical action have something unique about them. They bring out the little kid in us...

Cantankerous Cats Review: Mischievous Feline Fun

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Cantankerous Cats is a lighthearted fighting style card game where you play as a cat to gain affection from your hoomin and become the...

Lab Wars Review: The Game of Life for Scientists

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Lab Wars is a science themed strategy card game, designed by actual scientists, to celebrate the fun and competitiveness of science   Lab Wars Game Stats: Players: 2-4...