Histrio Tabletop Game - Written Review

Histrio Tabletop Board Game Written Review Histrio is a 2-5 player game from designers Buno Cathala, Christian Martinez and artist Jérémie Fleury. In Histrio players recruit and then control an acting troupe trying to put on the best show for the king. The problem is the kings mood can change,…

Bruno Cathala's Histrio releasing Q2

Histrio by Bruno Cathala out 2016 If a game has the name Bruno Cathala attached, we’re automatically interested, for he is the man behind games like “Five Tribes”, “Abyss” (with Charles Chevallier), “Mr. Jack” (with Ludovic Maublanc) and “7 Wonders: Duel” (with Antoine Bauza) to name but a few.…

Takenoko – n00b Look!

Tabletop Gaming: Takenoko – n00b Look! We’re back with another “n00b Look!” our semi-regular article here at Gameapalooza Australia in which we subject a unsuspecting sap friend of a friend – who isn’t a regular tabletop gamer – to play a modern tabletop game. We then get said sap to send…

Takenoko - TL;DR Game Review

TL;DR Review Takenoko board game Designed by Antoine Bauza, Takenoko sees the players taking care of a garden housing a giant Panda. Said panda was gifted to the Japanese Emperor by the Chinese and players need to keep him happy and fed in order to accrue points and thus,…

Takenoko - Game Review

Takenoko board game – Game Review Let’s start with the usual glossed over background of this adorable game. “Takenoko” means ‘bamboo shoots’ and that is essentially the main mechanic of this farming / territory building game. Designed by Antoine Bauza, â&…

What are the cutest tabletop games?

What are the cutest tabletop games? Definitely cute! Takenoko Our cutest game at Gameapalooza is “Takenoko”, though a few others come close, we just love the giant panda and gardener playing pieces, along with the overall design and artwork of the game, it is beautiful.…