Photosynthesis board game - Written Review

Photosynthesis board game - Written Review: Photosynthesis is a 2-4 player game designed by Italian designer Hjalmar Hach and published by Blue Orange Games. Photosynthesis brings together resource management with area control. The game will see you plant seeds, gather sunlight, and grow trees to produce a beautiful forest and…

Do Board Game Components Matter?

I recently introduced Photosynthesis to my gaming group. No one had played it before and we were all impressed with the simplicity of the rules and gameplay. It is incredibly easy to learn, but a real brain burner to play. We had an absolute blast and everyone agreed that the…

Kingdomino - Written Game 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…

Wakanda Tabletop Game - Written Review

Wakanda Tabletop Game Written Review Wakanda is a 2 Player game in which players build adorable totem poles in little villages. Each village features points based on what pieces make up the totem pole. Example, if you manage to build a totem pole with so many of a particular symbol…

Kingdomino Tabletop Game - Written Review

Kingdomino Game Review Kingdomino comes to us from well-loved game designer Bruno Cathala and artist Cyril Bouquet. A small box game, Kingdomino sees players building a tiny kingdom using a domino style mechanic. It’s super simple to play, nice to look at, but is it worth the money? Let’…

More viking fun with Vikings on Board

Vikings on Board from Blue Orange Games releasing August Vikings seem to be a fairly hot property this last year and there’s more to come, this time from Blue Orange Games. “Vikings on Board” is set to make a showing at Gen-Con this year, a worker-placement game that sees…

New York 1901 - TL;DR Game Review

TL;DR Review New York 1901 Blue Orange Games might not be known for their big-box games, but here we are with New York 1901, a city building / tile placement game that sees players take on the roles of budding city builders, growing New York's financial district from the ground…