Majesty for the Realm - Written Review

Majesty for the Realm card game review: Majesty for the Realm is a card game in which you build up a medieval realm, it's designed by the guy who made Splendor (a rather popular game). Like Splendor, Majesty for the Realm is a simple, but beautiful game. Setup / Gameplay: Each…

Best modern board games for beginners - Article

The Best modern tabletop board games / gateway games for beginners: Maybe you've reached this article because you've just discovered modern board gaming. Perhaps you already game and have a few n00bs coming over for games night and you're so used to heavy games, you're not sure what won't overwhelm your…

Scrabble alternative word games - Articles

Best modern tabletop word games aka Scrabble alternative games: Let's preface this by saying this is my list based on games I've played. If I miss any you think should be here, just pop them in the comments over at Facebook for other readers to see. When you mention board…

NFC technology and board games - Article

DropMix: My Favorite Game Mechanism by Jamey Stemaier: One of my favorite game designers and people in the industry overall is Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier games. To me he's a great designer, he's inclusive in his thinking and he always seems to be forward thinking with regards to board game…

Fog of Love - TL;DR Game Review

Fog of Love Tabletop Game TLDR Review: Fog of love is - according to the box - “romantic comedy as a board game”. A two-player only game, Fog of Love puts the players into the roles of characters, undertaking a romantic relationship. Characters are created with random card draws. Occupation,…

Why I Stopped Using Kickstarter - Article

Why I Stopped Using Kickstarter: Hi fellow gamers! So, I thought I'd share my Kickstarter ups and downs with you all and tell you why I no longer Kickstart board games. I'm hoping this will be useful to those of you questioning wether it's a worthwhile endeavour. Since I started…

Tower of Madness from Smirk & Dagger Games - News

Tower of Madness from Smirk & Dagger Games: Every now and again a game comes out with a component so beautiful you have to take a second look. Smirk & Dagger games have nailed that with their upcoming game Tower of Madness. Investigate Unspeakable Horrors, Without Losing Your Marbles! Literally.…

Hotshots - TL;DR Game Review

Hotshots Tabletop Game TLDR Review: Hotshots is a cooperative, press-your-luck firefighting game for 1 to 4 players. You take on the roles of wildfire fighters — crew boss, spotter, swamper, and sawyer — all with their own special abilities. Each turn players roll dice to deal with fires burning across the hexagonal…

Azul - TL;DR Game Review

Azul Tabletop Game TLDR Review: An abstract strategy Tile drafting game, Azul sees 2-4 players making beautiful mosaics for the Portuguese king. Draft different coloured tiles from factory boards to your player board, then place them to score points based on where they are placed in correlation to other tiles.…

Charterstone - Written Review

Charterstone board game review spoiler free: 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…