Charterstone board game review written tabletop game review
Dec29

Charterstone board game review written tabletop game review

Charterstone, where to begin. From the moment I saw this was being produced I latched on and waited… and waited. You know what happens when you’re THAT excited for a game to release? Sometimes you’re let down hard! So how did my much anticipated Charterstone do? Let’s take a look… spoiler free. For that reason there will be a level of vagueness to everything here, though I hope to cover it well enough for you to know sufficient...

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Flip Ships – TL;DR Review
Dec11

Flip Ships – TL;DR Review

Flip Ships is a cooperative action / dexterity game by designer Kane Klenko and Renegade Game Studios. Players take on the roles of starship pilots, battling a great alien invasion. Enemy “ships” are a tableau of cards spread upon the playing surface in a specific manner. A long health meter / height tracker is placed to the side and acts as a card placement guide. The mothership sits above the tableau of ships. Battle begins. Players...

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Animals on Board – TL;DR Review
Dec01

Animals on Board – TL;DR Review

Animals on Board is a tile game in which 2-4 players work to get sets of animals onto their ship (ark), literally getting your Animals On Board. Simple gameplay makes Animals on Board a great game for families. Turns only have two options, split a group and take a food, or pay a food (per animal) and take a group. The strategy is so clean it works really well, a classy ‘I split you choose’ game with a cute theme....

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Ethnos – TL;DR Review
Nov29

Ethnos – TL;DR Review

Ethnos is an area control / card drafting game in which players take control of giants, merfolk, halflings, minotaurs and other fantasy tribes. Collect glory, as your armies gain control of areas in the land of Ethnos, most glory at the end is the winner. Start the game with one card featuring a tribe type and region. On your turn you can recruit new allies, or place a band in a region, that’s it! Super simple and thus is the draw of...

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Klask tabletop game – Written Review
Sep14

Klask tabletop game – Written Review

If you haven’t heard of tabletop game Klask, that’s because it’s not your usual tabletop dexterity game. If you’ve ever played a game of air hockey, the overall premise of Klask will be simple to grasp. Two players go heard to head trying to hit a small ball into each others goals, one at each end of a small table with raised sides. Where Klask differs from air hockey however is that you manoeuvre your player piece (striker) from...

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Yamatai – Written Review
Aug22

Yamatai – Written Review

As soon as I hear publisher Days of Wonder are working on or releasing a new game, my ears prick up. The company don’t release many games a year, but the quality is usually always top notch because of this. Enter Yamatai by designers Bruno Cathala (Five Tribes and Shadows Over Camelot) and Marc Paquien, along with artist Jeremie Fleury (Histrio, Oceanos). Queen Himiko has tasked every builder in the kingdom with a prestigious mission:...

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Codenames Duet – Written Review
Aug21

Codenames Duet – Written Review

Codenames Duet is the latest released Codenames game from Czech Games Edition (with more to come). If you’ve not played one of the other titles in the Codenames series, it’s a word based game in which one word clues are given and that clue relates to words on the table. Cover the correct words and you win, cover the assassin word and you’re done. It’s loosely based on the spy genre with players playing spies, trying to uncover other...

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