Luxor – TL;DR Review
Oct29

Luxor – TL;DR Review

Luxor from Queen Games is a board game that sees players hunting for treasure at the great temple of Luxor in Egypt. Using a mixture of hand-management, set collection and a cool modular board, Luxor has some clever gameplay mechanics, including beginning with only two adventurers and unlocking others as the game progresses. You can also change the board slightly during play, thus messing up other players turns (or them yours). You...

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Cat Lady – TL;DR Review
Oct17

Cat Lady – TL;DR Review

Cat Lady is a light card drafting / set collection game by Josh Wood (designer and artist). In Cat Lady players draft cards, trying to collect cats and the food needed to feed them. You can also collect toys, costumes and other items to gain additional points. Feed the most cats and collect the most stuff for your cats to win! A super easy game that will be great for families. Easy to learn teach and play! Highly recommend checking it...

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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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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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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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Animals on Board – TL;DR Review
Dec01

Animals on Board – TL;DR Review

Animals on Board is a tile game in which 2-4 players work to get sets of animals onto their ship (ark), literally getting your Animals On Board. Simple gameplay makes Animals on Board a great game for families. Turns only have two options, split a group and take a food, or pay a food (per animal) and take a group. The strategy is so clean it works really well, a classy ‘I split you choose’ game with a cute theme....

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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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