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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Dice Bazaar – TL;DR Review
Nov03

Dice Bazaar – TL;DR Review

Dice Bazaar is a 2-4 player dice-rolling / press your luck / dice-placement game. Players purchase goods from a little bazaar by placing matching dice in spaces until all dice match the items cost. Each product in the bazaar has victory points and – usually – a special ability. If you purchase an item, you can choose to use the ability, but you will lose the card and thus the points. Needless to say, most points at the end...

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Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game – TL;DR Review
Oct29

Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game – TL;DR Review

Bob Ross has had somewhat of a resurgence in fandom recently, as a fan of his show back in the day, I had to get the board game. Bob Ross: Art of Chill uses set collection to complete aspects of Bob Ross paintings, scoring players chill points on a score track, first to totally chill is the winner. Collect dual use paint cards (colors / tools), assign them to your palette, use them to finish paintings, score. You get to roll a die and...

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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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Kingdomino – Written Review
Oct20

Kingdomino – Written Review

I was surprised by the inclusion of Bruno Cathala’s Kingdomino in the 2017 Spiel des Jahres. At the time Kingdomino was somewhat obscure to me and many others I spoke to. I had heard of its upcoming release and thought it sounded average and not very interesting. A domino style tile laying game? Not the best sales pitch. When it WON the Spiel des Jahres I was forced to take a look. How could a game based on dominoes be so appealing?...

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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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