Best Ice Breaker Tabletop Games – Written Article
Jun21

Best Ice Breaker Tabletop Games – Written Article

I was pleasantly surprised on Saturday when one of the people from our gaming group invited along two people we had never met before. This was particularly good considering a few people were away that night leaving us with a small turn out. We discovered that these friends did not have board game experience and were keen to see the games we played. We opted for light fun and interactive. These choices proved profitable. Inadvertently,...

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Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article
Jun13

Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article

Dave looks at 2010 game Lords of Vegas and explores how a game can be good despite randomness. Lords of Vegas is an Area Control / Area Influence, Dice Rolling, Tile Placement, Trading game from designers James Ernest and Mike Selinker.

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Axis & Allies & Zombies – News
May21

Axis & Allies & Zombies – News

Wizards of the Coast know a good mashup when they see it, with Axis & Allies getting the zombie treatment in Axis and Allies & Zombies. Set for a late October release (Happy Halloween) Axis & Allies & Zombies unsurprisingly adds a third faction to the game, that of the walking dead. Still set in World War II, players will have to deal with the new shambling NPC faction, whilst also traversing the powers that are...

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Dave Talks About His Islebound Experience – Video Article
May10

Dave Talks About His Islebound Experience – Video Article

Iselbound board game thoughts and review video: Dave did not expect to have such a bad game of Islebound (how is that even possible? It’s a Red Raven Game… right?), but then something happened that turned things around for him. Whew. You can check out Dave’s thoughts above.

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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 β€” crew boss, spotter, swamper, and sawyer β€” 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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Fog of Love – Written Review
May05

Fog of Love – Written Review

Fog of Love is a two-player game where you are trying to manage life and a relationship. Not the most compelling of pitches I admit. Most people play games to get away from the complexity of life and relationships. However, I have found Fog of Love to be a surprising and wonderfully engaging game to play. Fog of Love is designed by first time designer Jacob Jaskov and published by Hush Hush Projects. Fog of Love is not a competitive...

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Photosynthesis board game – Written Review
Apr18

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 then expect you to completely lay waste to your forest for points. It’s way more fun than I make it sound. The first thing that will stand out to you is...

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