Game Reviews

From lightweight starters to epic brain burning games, we take a look at the games that have been coming across our table. But wait, there’s more! We also take a look at digital implementations of the games we know and love. Looking to have your game reviewed? Feel free to drop us a line!

Review: Würfel Bohnanza

In the world of board games, few designers are as prolific and well known as Uwe Rosenberg. Most gamers have played at least one Rosenberg title, and many count him among the most talented designers in history. To me, one of the greatest testaments to the quality of his work …

Review: Above and Below

You know the old saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, that’s usually the case, and it’s especially true with boardgames. I’ve played some phenomenal games that look boring as all get out from the outside, and I’ve played absolute stinkers that are almost works of art. Above …

iOS Review: Tsuro

Tsuro is one of those games that will always be in my game collection. It’s ridiculously easy to teach, it will play up to eight, and a game will take 15 minutes to play, including teaching. The premise is simple – everyone starts with a stone which is on the …

Review: Mombasa

In the days leading up to BGG.CON I always take some time to make a list of the games I’d like to try while I’m there. Sometimes I get to quite a few of them, sometimes I miss most. This year I was intrigued by some things I’d heard about …

Review: 7 Wonders Duel

I have spoken at length about how much I enjoy 7 Wonders. It’s easy to teach, has very high replayability, plays relatively quickly, and has really enjoyable gameplay. About the only knock I’ve ever had with the game is that the two-player experience was a bit lacking. Some like it, …

Review: Between Two Cities

I’m always on the lookout for games that will accommodate higher player counts. My group is frequently at six players, and sometimes more, so having a game that will work for a larger number is important. So when I read about Ben Rosset and Matthew O’Malley teaming up with Stonemaier …

Review: Tides of Time

When it comes to two player games, I’ve found that it’s tough to find consistency. There are great games for two which won’t make it to the table often because of play time, and absolute snoozefests that can be played in 30 minutes…but leave you feeling like you’ve wasted a …

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