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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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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Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game – TL;DR Review
Oct29

Bob Ross: Art of Chill Game – TL;DR Review

Bob Ross has had somewhat of a resurgence in fandom recently, as a fan of his show back in the day, I had to get the board game. Bob Ross: Art of Chill uses set collection to complete aspects of Bob Ross paintings, scoring players chill points on a score track, first to totally chill is the winner. Collect dual use paint cards (colors / tools), assign them to your palette, use them to finish paintings, score. You get to roll a die and...

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