Game, Written Reviews

Steam Park

Who doesn’t love pop-out roller coasters built specifically for Robots? And those Robots get so excited they make… dirt? Steam Park is a fun themed game where you can build three-dimensional roller coasters to fill your part as well as other stands and attractions. The core of this game is about resource management as well as using dice to determine your turns. Continue Reading →

Game, Written Reviews

Mass Effect: Galaxy at War

Mass Effect has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I would attribute that to the newly available Legendary Edition which could not have come out soon enough. I wanted to take this chance to talk about Mass Effect Risk because I got it a while back and I’ve always wanted to try it out. To my surprise, this game has a lot to offer and made me incredibly happy as a Mass Effect fan. Going above the standard Risk game, Mass Effect Risk leans more into the war game category with multiple factions aiming for different goals. Continue Reading →

Game, Play Throughs

Root Tournament – Overall Statistics

Root: A game of Woodland Might and Right has a very special place in my heart. The intense, battle of a game that hides behind the cutest of animal designs. This game is the only tournament style game that I have ever played in. With a new drafting systems for tournaments coming out in the latest expansion, I thought now would be a good time to look at the overall statistics for the tournaments played thus far. Continue Reading →

Game, Written Reviews

Lords of Waterdeep

Lords of Waterdeep takes place in the city of Waterdeep, the City of Splendors, a core location in the Dungeons and Dragons core World. This game takes you into the city where you and other lords vie for control of the city through completing quests and expanding the city. But resources are tight, and treasure is limited, so taking advantages of your opportunities is a must! Continue Reading →

Game, Written Reviews

Small World

I remember visiting my cousins house a few years back, stacking up his game collection and playing through them. One of the biggest impressions on my mind coming out of that session was Small World. This game explores a dynamic fantasy setting using area control mechanics with a bit of pushing your luck. Finding the right dynamic between the new regimes and the old regime is also something to keep in the balance. Continue Reading →

Game, Written Reviews

Sprawlopolis

Traveling on the road can be difficult. Especially because it’s hard to bring Board Games with you! But Sprawlopolis can fit in your pocket! This game works from only an 18-card deck but has so much variability between each play that each game can feel completely different! Which is a very impressive feat for a game with so few components. So, watch as this ever changing and sprawling metropolis unravels. Continue Reading →

Game, Written Reviews

TROGDOR!! The Board Game

I grew up on watching Homestar Runner. My brothers and I always looked forward to the next episode. Weather is was a new toon, a holiday episode or a Strong Bad Email, it always brought a smile to our faces. And undeniably, Trogdor was one of the favorite characters that emerged from the show. I spent hours and hours playing peasant quest and doing by best to defeat him. So when I found out there was going to be a board game, I couldn't have been more excited. When I first heard about the board game, I assumed that it would be similar to peasant quest. I figured the players would peasants trying to defeat Trogdor. And boy was I wrong. Why go against Trogdor when you can help him and burninate the country side? Or burninate the peasants? Or, even better, burn the thatch roof cottages?! Continue Reading →

Game, Written Reviews

Two Player Highlight: Exceed

February seemed like a good time to do a string of posts highlighting different two player games! Being stuck inside during a pandemic has expanded the search for games that have less players. And, since this month is supposed to be romantic, what better way to celebrate than pitting yourself in an intense battle against your significant other? The first game in this short series will be Exceed! This game has many variations of possible fighters to bring to the arena but for this post, I'm going to focus on the Shovel Knight branch of the game. But even with only this branch, there are so many options with 11 different deck options (we will explore all the deck options later). 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 →