Board Game Reviews

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...

“Mangaka” Review: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics

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Mangaka is a competitive drawing game in which you quickly draw frames of comics that reflect your assigned artist themes and trends that change...

Mysterium Board Game Review

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Mysterium is a cooperative deduction board game, great for a close-knit group of gamers! I say close-knit, because one player will be the ghost...

Tsuro Review: The Game of the Path

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Tsuro: The Game of the Path is a quick, fun visual game. Players choose a dragon token and place unique tiles on the board...

Robots Love Ice Cream : The Card Game Review

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Robots Love Ice Cream: The Card Game is a fast paced cooperative game where players work together defeating robots that are attempting to steal...

Five Tribes Review

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Five Tribes is a strategic board game great for a small group of players. Use your cunning and spatial reasoning skills to help meeples...

Kingdom of Aer Kingmaker Card Game Review

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Kingdom of Aer: Kingmaker is an elimination card game in the style of Coup, Resistance and Love Letter. The king of Aer has died...

Arkham Ritual Card Game Review

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Arkham Ritual is a short, social card game. You are an undercover journalist forced to participate in an unknown ritual. Some of the ritual...

The Manhattan Project Card Game Review

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The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction is a resource management card game. You are trying to develop and load bombs faster than your opponents using...

Yukon Salon Card Game Review: Lumberjacks, Bears and Hairs, Oh My!

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Yukon Salon is a quick matching card game. As a stylist, you'll match beard styles to Lumbarjacks, or turn the card around to become...

Herbaceous Review: A Flavorful Card Game

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Herbaceous is a drafting and set collection card game. Enjoy the flavors and art as you plant your own garden to complete your collection!   Herbaceous Card Game...

“Strawberry Ninja” Review: Catch the Tastiest Ninja in the World!

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Strawberry Ninja is a cooperative card game in which you control a brave kitty trying to find and pounce on a very stealthy and...

PeltaPeeps Review: A Playful Abstract Game

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PeltaPeeps is an abstract strategy game with a lot of personality. Place your peeps and foil your opponent's game play while creating a work...

Wrathborne Champions Review: A Boss Fight in a Box

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Wrathborne Champions is a cooperative card game in which each player uses their unique deck of class and weapon cards to defeat fiendish Minions...