The River- TL;DR Review
Nov29

The River- TL;DR Review

The River is a light worker placement / tile placement game from Days of Wonder (a publisher known for only releasing one or so high-quality games per year). In it players are trying to create the best scoring river settlement, by collecting resources, building up land types and building various structures for additional scoring. This is very basic worker placement, place a worker, collect a resource, or do an action. This is repeated...

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Drop It – TL;DR Review
Nov22

Drop It – TL;DR Review

Drop It from Thames & Kosmos is an action dexterity game in which you drop various shaped / colored pieces into a clear plastic vertical play area. There’s few rules with certain pieces unable to touch others, or certain colors (dependent on the version you play). The different levels of the vertical play area will score different points, provided you drop your piece and it doesn’t contravene any of the rules of play....

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Snow White and the Seven: Dwarfs A Gemstone Mining Game – TLDR Review
Nov19

Snow White and the Seven: Dwarfs A Gemstone Mining Game – TLDR Review

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game is a family game featuring the dwarves, mining for Snow White’s approval. Players choose a dwarf and can do one of three things per turn: head out to the mine to find precious stones in push your luck fashion via blind bag drawing, play a special power card from their hand, or head home safely with their stash in hand. The game takes place over 5 rounds with players trying...

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Luxor – TL;DR Review
Oct29

Luxor – TL;DR Review

Luxor from Queen Games is a board game that sees players hunting for treasure at the great temple of Luxor in Egypt. Using a mixture of hand-management, set collection and a cool modular board, Luxor has some clever gameplay mechanics, including beginning with only two adventurers and unlocking others as the game progresses. You can also change the board slightly during play, thus messing up other players turns (or them yours). You...

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Dice Hospital – TL;DR Review
Oct17

Dice Hospital – TL;DR Review

Dice Hospital sees players taking on the roles of hospital personnel (each with special abilities). Draft dice (patients), add them to your hospital, heal them via a simple dice number mechanic. As board games go this one is a must check out, a lot of light to mid-weight fun for 1-4 players. Great for veteran gamers and newcomers alike.

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Cat Lady – TL;DR Review
Oct17

Cat Lady – TL;DR Review

Cat Lady is a light card drafting / set collection game by Josh Wood (designer and artist). In Cat Lady players draft cards, trying to collect cats and the food needed to feed them. You can also collect toys, costumes and other items to gain additional points. Feed the most cats and collect the most stuff for your cats to win! A super easy game that will be great for families. Easy to learn teach and play! Highly recommend checking it...

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Hotshots – TL;DR Review
May09

Hotshots – TL;DR 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 tile landscape. Draw fire cards for various effects, including if the wind blows it in a certain direction, or embers take hold. Hotshots from Fireside...

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