Overseers – Written Review
Dec15

Overseers – Written Review

I thought we were pretty much done with deduction games. I was most assuredly confident that drafting games were a stale mechanic. So imagine my surprise when I was presented with Overseer, a drafting and deduction game. Another in a market saturated with drafting and deduction games. Damned if I didn’t have fun playing it. Overseers is designed by Guan Chih Huang, published by ThunderGryph Games and plays 3-6 players in about 30...

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Flip Ships – TL;DR Review
Dec11

Flip Ships – TL;DR Review

Flip Ships is a cooperative action / dexterity game by designer Kane Klenko and Renegade Game Studios. Players take on the roles of starship pilots, battling a great alien invasion. Enemy “ships” are a tableau of cards spread upon the playing surface in a specific manner. A long health meter / height tracker is placed to the side and acts as a card placement guide. The mothership sits above the tableau of ships. Battle begins. Players...

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Ethnos – TL;DR Review
Nov29

Ethnos – TL;DR Review

Ethnos is an area control / card drafting game in which players take control of giants, merfolk, halflings, minotaurs and other fantasy tribes. Collect glory, as your armies gain control of areas in the land of Ethnos, most glory at the end is the winner. Start the game with one card featuring a tribe type and region. On your turn you can recruit new allies, or place a band in a region, that’s it! Super simple and thus is the draw of...

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Tiny Park – TL;DR Review
Nov13

Tiny Park – TL;DR Review

Tiny Park is a tile placement / push your luck dice game for 2-4 players, ages 5+ (though I played with a 4 year old for this review no problem). Gameplay in Tiny Park could not be easier, you roll 5 dice trying to match the symbols on the uppermost tiles in the center of the play area. Tiles come in various shapes and are split into 6 piles of the same type. In a push your luck manner, you can settle for a smaller piece with a die /...

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Dice Bazaar – TL;DR Review
Nov03

Dice Bazaar – TL;DR Review

Dice Bazaar is a 2-4 player dice-rolling / press your luck / dice-placement game. Players purchase goods from a little bazaar by placing matching dice in spaces until all dice match the items cost. Each product in the bazaar has victory points and – usually – a special ability. If you purchase an item, you can choose to use the ability, but you will lose the card and thus the points. Needless to say, most points at the end...

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Klask tabletop game – Written Review
Sep14

Klask tabletop game – Written Review

If you haven’t heard of tabletop game Klask, that’s because it’s not your usual tabletop dexterity game. If you’ve ever played a game of air hockey, the overall premise of Klask will be simple to grasp. Two players go heard to head trying to hit a small ball into each others goals, one at each end of a small table with raised sides. Where Klask differs from air hockey however is that you manoeuvre your player piece (striker) from...

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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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