Majesty for the Realm card game written review
Apr17

Majesty for the Realm card game written review

Majesty for the Realm is a card game in which you build up a medieval realm, it’s designed by the guy who made Splendor (a rather popular game). Like Splendor, Majesty for the Realm is a simple, but beautiful game. Setup / Gameplay: Each player has a kingdom / village made up of 8 cards placed in front of them (the same for each player). This is neat as it actually makes a panorama of your village. Smaller cards make up denizens...

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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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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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Yamatai – Written Review
Aug22

Yamatai – Written Review

As soon as I hear publisher Days of Wonder are working on or releasing a new game, my ears prick up. The company don’t release many games a year, but the quality is usually always top notch because of this. Enter Yamatai by designers Bruno Cathala (Five Tribes and Shadows Over Camelot) and Marc Paquien, along with artist Jeremie Fleury (Histrio, Oceanos). Queen Himiko has tasked every builder in the kingdom with a prestigious mission:...

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Codenames Duet – Written Review
Aug21

Codenames Duet – Written Review

Codenames Duet is the latest released Codenames game from Czech Games Edition (with more to come). If you’ve not played one of the other titles in the Codenames series, it’s a word based game in which one word clues are given and that clue relates to words on the table. Cover the correct words and you win, cover the assassin word and you’re done. It’s loosely based on the spy genre with players playing spies, trying to uncover other...

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Cartamundi Shuffle Cars – Written Review
Jun04

Cartamundi Shuffle Cars – Written Review

Shuffle Cars is described as “a fun game” in the product blurb, but is it? In Shuffle Cars the first player to get all their ‘Car’ cards over the finish line is the winner! The overall theme is racing the well known Pixar Cars characters through the city, overtaking other teams and refuelling as you go, before crossing the finish line for the win. Each player has three racing cards in their hand with each card...

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