The remarkable achievement of game design here is that 7 Wonders Duel manages to pack a full civilization building experience inside that 30 minutes of game play. It presents players with surprisingly rich strategic and tactical decisions on each turn, and carefully tailored mechanics evoke progress with each move.Read more "7 Wonders Duel: A Marvel of Modern Game Design"
I’ve played some new-to-me games (Clank!, 7 Wonders Duel, and Carcassonne) along with a bunch of favorites (Castles of Burgundy, Five Tribes, Blood Rage), but the only game I’ve actively sought out opportunities to play is Arkham Horror: The Card Game.Read more "Emotions Running High in Arkham Horror: The Card Game"
The Civil War is starting today and running all weekend. With 45 of the world’s 50 best players in attendance, a story line crafted around the game’s biggest rivalry, and culminating with a marquee 10 v. 10 crew battle between the two warring faction, 2GGC Civil War is poised to be Smash 4’s biggest moment.Read more "Fantasy Picks for 2GGC Civil War and Why You Should Be Watching"
Well I’m back with another deep dive review after a brief year-long hiatus. So let’s not wait any longer to plunge into this deep dive review of Broom Service the 2015 hit board game designed by Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister and published by Ravensburger.Read more "Broom Service: A wolf in sheep’s clothing"
Preface – High Stakes Gaming Stop me when this sounds familiar. (Or you can skip this and get on with the reviews. I can’t tell you how to live your life.) Between me and my girlfriend Bridget, I’m the one who is more enthusiastic about the board game hobby. Bridget is supportive of my interest in the sense that she’s willing […]Read more "3 Games To Play (or Not) With the Person You Love"
There are lots of game reviewers out there who already put out incredible content. However, I’ve noticed that there isn’t as much coming from the perspective of someone who is just beginning to explore the hobby. For this reason, I decided to take it upon myself to quickly review all 12 of the games that […]Read more "Board Game Blitz Reviews – January 2016"
You may ask yourself, out of all the infinite possibilities, why would this guy choose to build a game based on a children’s playground game? Fair question. Here are the the Top 3 reasons why […]Read more "Why kickball?"