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Tobago

posted by admin On May - 3 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

by Bopper Scott Linde Pass me the coconut water and start the Land Rover!  The others have a day’s head start, but I think I have the missing clue to the next treasure… They know that it’s in the mountains overlooking the largest lake, but I know its also near that landmark tree.  We can [...]

Ubongo Board & iOS

posted by admin On April - 29 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Review by Chad Adams One of my favorite things about playing boardgames (besides the social aspect) are the “puzzle-ly” challenges that excite my brain. While socializing with some friends from out-of-town, we started discussing some fun two player games we enjoy playing with our spouses. This is when I learned of (and then tried) a [...]

7 Wonders & Leaders Expansion

posted by admin On April - 26 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

To play Leaders or not to play Leaders? If you haven’t played either, 7 Wonders is sort of like a open-faced deck building game. Each player starts with a random wonder board (that is double sided for further play options) and each wonder board has special starting resources and/or abilities you can gain through the course [...]

Wacky Wacky West

posted by admin On April - 13 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Details Players: 2-4 (best with 2 or 3, a little more of a luck game with 4) Actual Length: 30-45 mins mins Age: box says 10+, I say 8+ Wacky Wacky West isn’t necessarily a new game but I think it’s little hidden gem that needs to be shared and talked about. It was published [...]

Lords of Waterdeep

posted by admin On March - 30 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Actual Length: 60-80 minutes Age: 12+ Players: 2 – 5 (great with 2 players!!) Lords of Waterdeep is a strategy board game brought to you by Dungeons and Dragons. Seems contradictory doesn’t it? when you think of D&D you don’t typically think of strategy board games… For those of you unfamiliar with D&D, I personally can’t tell you much about it since [...]

Liars Dice

posted by admin On March - 25 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Length: 10-30 minutes Age: 10+ or really younger, depending on when you want to start teaching your youngsters to fib :oP Players: 2 – 6+ If you are looking for a game that is literally pocket change to purchase, can be played virtually anywhere, easily totable, endless replayability and can expand from two players up to supposedly 6 [...]

Eclipse

posted by admin On March - 16 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

by Scott Linde Eclipse is a game that is incredibly hot right now.  Sold out everywhere and waiting for reprint, this $70 game is selling for $180 online right now.  So, what is driving this demand, you ask?  Let me explain… One genre of games that has always been popular in the computer strategy community [...]

Battlestar Galactica

posted by admin On March - 7 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Length: 180 minutes Actual Length: 120-180 minutes (i’ve played a quick 2 hour game up to a really long 4 hour game) Age: 10+ (better with 13+, even better with battlestar fans of all ages) Players: 3-6 Best with: 4-5 players If you haven’t seen the series the game is very much based on the [...]

Pirates of Nassau

posted by admin On February - 25 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Length: 90-150 minutes Actual Length: 90-150 minutes Age: 10+ Players: 3-5 Best with: 3 players “Nassau. Lovely town. So much to see and do. But I’d picked a rueful time to visit, for the eve of my arrival the town came under siege by Black Smoke James—named for the cloud of black smoke he created to [...]

Manhattan Project

posted by admin On February - 17 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Details: Length: 120 minutes Actual Length: 60 -120 minutes Age: 12+ Players: 2-5 Best with: 3 players I guess I’m a bit of a hippie, because the whole topic of nuclear weapons scares the hell out of me! Just knowing they exist here in the US, and in the Soviet union… and the UK… and France… and China… and [...]