Captain Sonar – Written Review
Jun07

Captain Sonar – Written Review

I have been on a party game thing of recently. I even made a video a short while ago exploring my favourite party games to date and promising that after I have done all my reviews I would relook at them and do another top 10… assuming doing so would have interesting changes to differentiate it from the original. At this stage, it is likely that I will not be making that video. While there are plenty of party games around few really...

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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 — crew boss, spotter, swamper, and sawyer — 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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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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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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