Game, Video Reviews

Don’t Turn Your Back

Welcome to the Mad City. You were asleep but now, now you’re awake and you have to deal with the horrors and nightmares that surround you. But you were given a glimmer of hope in escaping this hellish world: gaining the favor of the Wax King. Don’t Turn Your Back is a combination worker placement and deck building game with points gained during the game as well as having a point burst at the end of the game. Its dark theme is embodied in the nightmares that comprise of your deck. This game has an utterly unique approach to worker placement and a fun dynamic that draws me in every time. Continue Reading →

Game, Video Reviews, Written Reviews

Bullet <3

Bullet ♥ is a unique game where you react to bullets, or pieces, that are attempting to hit you. Bullets will be placed on your sight board as they are fired toward you – and you’ll be able to react to the bullets clearing them and oh so conveniently redirecting them to other players at the table. The main mode to play in Bullet ♥ is the standard timed mode where you have three minutes each round. Each player will be a specialized heroine which will act as an asymmetric faction. Continue Reading →

Game, Video Reviews

Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile

Oath is an epic game about history and the rise and fall of peoples and empires. This game deal with resource management, card management, area control, and even a bit of negotiation. All in all, this a game with a lot of mechanics and easily falls in the category of a heavy weight game. Oath perfectly fits in the range of games that I enjoy. Not only does it have complexity, but it also introduces the concept of the Chronicle system. The results of every game affect the next game. The winner of each game goes on to be the ruler of the Empire in the next game. The map and world deck also change from game to game making Oath feel like a living board game. Continue Reading →

Video Reviews

TRAINS

Trains is one of my favorite games and it definitely snuck its way into my heart. I am honestly a bit surprised how much I like this game considering how much I have fallen into cube rail and 18XX culture. But I noticed that not many people know about this game. So I decided that I wanted to review the game, and since this is something I am extremely passionate about, what better way to dive in than doing a video review? Continue Reading →

Game, Video Reviews

Bloodborne: The Board Game

Welp, my partner made an... interesting decision and two boxes full of board games arrived at our door. Bloodborne: The Board Game is one of the newest games from CMON that was kickstarted last year. The game came with the base game and 9 expansions that had full size boxes. That's ten boxes total. TEN. Seriously, I don't totally know what he was thinking but I'm going to enjoy it while it's here. For anybody who doesn't know, Bloodborne is originally a video game developed by FromSoftware. Continue Reading →