Review – Evergreen

By Stephen Hall | April 15, 2024 |

Evergreen is a spiritual successor to Photosynthesis, but this time, the game is on a planetary scale! Let’s check it out.

Review – Donuts

By Derek Thompson | April 9, 2024 |

Donuts is a re-theming of INSERT, a two-player abstract game from legendary board game designer Bruno Cathala.

Review – Aqua

By Stephen Hall | March 24, 2024 |

Aqua is a game of biodiversity in the oceans. Do you have what it takes to build the best aquatic ecosystem?

Mega-Review – Sid Sackson Collections

By Stephen Hall | March 16, 2024 |

In this mega-review, we will look at a whopping NINE GAMES designed by the late, great Sid Sackson.

Review – Horrified: American Monsters

By Andrew Borck | March 6, 2024 |

In Horrified: American Monsters, the horror has come to Cross Creek, USA where players will face off against Bigfoot, Mothman, Chupacabra, the Banshee of the Badlands, the Ozark Howler, and the Jersey Devil.

Review – Dune: Imperium – Uprising

By Derek Thompson | February 27, 2024 |

Dune: Imperium – Uprising is the standalone sequel to 2020’s smash hit Dune: Imperium. Can lightning strike twice?

Review – Draftosaurus & Expansions

By Stephen Hall | February 20, 2024 |

Draftosaurus is a lightweight game in which players draft dinosaurs to build the best dino theme park. Let’s see if life, uh, finds a way!

Review – Unlock! Kids: Stories from the Past

By Derek Thompson | February 20, 2024 |

We have a sequel to 2021’s excellent Unlock! Kids, but are your kids still interested in board games with dad?…

Review – Sandbag

By Derek Thompson | February 20, 2024 |

Sandbag is a new trick-taking game from Bezier Games, where the goal is to avoid taking tricks as much as possible.

Review – El Grande

By Stephen Hall | February 13, 2024 |

El Grande is the original area majority game and the winner of the 1996 Spiel des Jahres. It has returned in a new version, but how does it hold up today?


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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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