Review – Beat the 8 Ball

By Stephen Hall | July 19, 2024 |

Beat the 8 Ball is a game of split-second timing. It’s a game of waiting… but don’t wait too long!

Review – Landmarks

By Stephen Hall | July 18, 2024 |

Landmarks is a party game of word association. Can you correctly interpret the clues and get safely off the island?

Review – Heat: Heavy Rain

By Spencer Patterson | July 17, 2024 |

The instant-classic Heat: Pedal to the Metal had all the makings of a game that would receive an expansion: award-winning gameplay, accessible to new players, on-theme excitement, and the fact that the plastic insert left room for two additional cars. Is Heat: Heavy Rain a worthy upgrade, or should it have been left in the garage?

Review – Wyrmspan

By Spencer Patterson | July 13, 2024 |

Wyrmspan is the dragon-themed follow-up to the award-winning Wingspan. Entice dragons, excavate and explore caves, and lay eggs to score points. Does it soar like Wingspan, or should it have stayed in its cave? 

Review – Star Wars: Unlimited – Spark of Rebellion

By Spencer Patterson | July 11, 2024 |

The Star Wars version of Magic: The Gathering hopes to be a streamlined, intuitive, and faithful version of the longtime card game giant. While the core gameplay mechanics are solid, does Star Wars: Unlimited feel like Star Wars, or does it feel like Magic: The Gathering with a Star Wars skin?  Review Star Wars: Unlimited…

Review – Through the Desert

By Stephen Hall | July 7, 2024 |

First released in 1998, Reiner Knizia’s class Through the Desert returns in a new edition from Allplay. Let’s check it out!

Review – Wingspan

By Spencer Patterson | July 5, 2024 |

The multi-award-winning Wingspan continues to deliver excellent gameplay five years after its release with its exciting engine-building, streamlined action-selection, and educational theme. Bird-lovers and board-gamers have been united thanks to Wingspan, so let’s check out why.  

Review – Courtisans

By Derek Thompson | July 5, 2024 |

Courtisans is the latest small, fast card game from Pandasaurus, publishers of The Mind, Faraway, and Sea Salt & Paper.

Review – Cities

By Derek Thompson | July 5, 2024 |

Phil Walker-Harding joins Steve Finn for this tile-laying game with a clever worker placement system. But is it good?

Review – Things in Rings

By Stephen Hall | July 4, 2024 |

Things in Rings is a game of inductive reasoning. Where do the cards belong in the Venn diagram? Can you figure out the secret rules?

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Andrew Borck

Likes: RPGs, City Building, Family Games

Dislikes: Eurogames

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Stephen Hall

Likes: Old School Eurogames, Deduction 

Dislikes: Whatever Derek likes

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Spencer Patterson

Likes: Whatever publishers will send

Dislikes: Unknown

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Derek Thompson

Likes: Trick-Takers, Deckbuilders, Party Games

Dislikes: Anything that goes past bedtime

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