BONK – TL;DR Review
Mar29

BONK – TL;DR Review

BONK comes to us from David Harvey. A ballbearing ricochet game, BONK sees four players (you can play two, but four works best), trying to hit a wooden ball into each others goal area. Both teams begin with 3 ballbearings each player. They use these by rolling them down a chute trying to hit the wooden ball, thus sending it into the opponents goal for themselves, all whilst using the same ballbearings to stop that from occurring on...

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OrganATTACK! – TL;DR Review
Feb17

OrganATTACK! – TL;DR Review

OrganATTACK! (Organ Attack!) is a card game for 2-5 players in which the object of the game is to remove your opponents’ organs (cards) before they remove yours. Last organ (card) left is the winner. In OrganATTACK! players begin with a hand of organs and attack cards. Taking turns playing afflictions on opponents organs, with two removing that organ. It’s a fast, silly game, with strategy coming from the different...

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Azul – TL;DR Review
Jan18

Azul – TL;DR 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. Laid alone you’ll score one point, but you’ll score additional points for each other tile orthogonal to the one just placed. It sounds simple and it is with...

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Fog of Love – TL;DR Review
Jan18

Fog of Love – TL;DR 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, physical features and traits dictate who you are, gender, name and backstory are up to you. The overall concept sounds simple, but incredibly smart game mechanics and a bit...

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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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