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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Overseers – Written Review
Dec15

Overseers – Written Review

I thought we were pretty much done with deduction games. I was most assuredly confident that drafting games were a stale mechanic. So imagine my surprise when I was presented with Overseer, a drafting and deduction game. Another in a market saturated with drafting and deduction games. Damned if I didn’t have fun playing it. Overseers is designed by Guan Chih Huang, published by ThunderGryph Games and plays 3-6 players in about 30...

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Apocrypha Adventure Card Game – Written Review
Dec07

Apocrypha Adventure Card Game – Written Review

Apocrypha is Mike Selinker doing what he does best, bringing together amazing talent to provide gamers with adventures they can immerse themselves in. The successor to Pathfinder the Adventure Card Game (PACG), Apocrypha draws you into a story of world-ending horror while developing the deck building system that made PACG popular. You play as “Saints” who are have the gift to see the horrors that are working in secret to destroy the...

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Mountains of Madness – Written Review
Nov20

Mountains of Madness – Written Review

It’s 1931 and a team of budding scientists (you and your mates numbering 3-5) head off on a dangerous expedition to traverse a mountain, a mountain of madness. The game is loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft novella “At the Mountains of Madness”, in which a group of intrepid explorers – led by the narrator, Dr. William Dyer of Miskatonic University – head to Antarctica and discover dangerous secrets beyond a mysterious...

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Downforce – Written Review
Nov08

Downforce – Written Review

Downforce is one of those games where you may look at it and assume it’s a kids game only, but don’t be fooled. This is a game full of fun, strategy and high stakes. It’s got just the right level of depth to make it a quick and easy game to play with both seasoned gamers and newbies alike. High-stakes bidding on million-dollar race cars. … Downforce is a card-driven bidding, racing, and betting game for 2-6 players based on Top...

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By Order of the Queen – Written Review
Nov06

By Order of the Queen – Written Review

Welcome to the fantasy land of Tessandor. With the death of the king, the place is in turmoil. You and your fellow guild masters are tasked by the queen to keep the country safe, banding together and using your abilities in the best possible way. A co-op board game for 2-4 players, By Order of the Queen is a dice-rolling, hand management game that takes place in a fantasy realm. It might look all cutesy, with sprinkles of Adventure...

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Pit Crew – Written Review
Oct26

Pit Crew – Written Review

Real-time games do not occupy a large part of the market like some other genres of board games. Many genres have had large surges and tapered off before the next big thing hit. Only recently it seemed every other game being released was a social deduction game. We’ve had waves of party games, dexterity games, war games, and more. Yet Real-time games have never had the big booms like the above-mentioned genres. However, every year we...

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