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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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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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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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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