Game, Written Reviews

Dinosaur Table Battles

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Who doesn’t love dinosaurs battling other dinsoaurs? Who doesn’t love teams of dinosaurs battling each other? Well that’s what Dinosaur Table Battles is all about! I truly do love this game as it has such a great theme and a great mechanic. The biggest challenge for me with this game is that dice hate me! (More on that later). But for now, get your claws out for a ferocious battle. Continue Reading →

Game, Written Reviews

Bargain Quest

Bargain Quest is a card drafting game that deals with the hand management, auction and bidding, and economic management concepts while still standing in a light to mid weight game. I will admit that Bargain Quest is a little lighter of a game than I normally enjoy. That being said I still find a good and light enjoyment in this game. This game does a great job of introducing the drafting mechanic to newer players and I would contest that it is a gateway game. Continue Reading →

Game, 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, Written Reviews

Two Player Highlight: 7 Wonders Duel

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 building a stronger civilization and dominating your significant other? The third game in this short series will be 7 Wonders Duel! This brings the classic game of 7 Wonders down to a two player game. In this, you and your opponent will build different civilizations striving to be the best. It's really fun to watch how the civilization grows and expands as you walk through the three different ages. But sometimes, science or military can take over and completely destroy the other civilization early. This game is a fun drafting game with interesting decision from limited options. 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, Written Reviews

The World of Cthulhu

There is something alluring about the world made by Lovecraft. The eldritch beings, incomprehensible to the mind, invading our world. And the brave, or perhaps foolish, investigators trying to figure out what's going on and stopping the madness. It's no secret that I absolutely love the Eldritch world and it's no surprise that the board game world is infatuated with it as well. One of the best parts about a lot of these types of board games, is they are cooperative. All players win together or lose together. But it also means the game can be played at really any variable player count! I want to touch on some of the games I completely love from with this theme but trust me there are more out there. Many more. Continue Reading →