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Istanbul

posted by admin On October - 14 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

My first video blog… Enjoy! Note : I made a rules mistake in this review… You CANNOT play two of your workers on the SAME spot, you can however, reactivate a spot you have already played on by picking up your worker… It’s noted in the video :)

Terra Mystica

posted by admin On May - 31 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

If you visit your local game store, you’ll find “out of stock,” “backorder,” and “pre-order” a common theme for this game. The first print of the English Edition sold out in less than a week, and it’s on the highly recommended list for “Kennerspiel des Jahres” for 2013 games, so what’s the all the hype [...]

Qin (iOS)

posted by admin On May - 6 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Details Players: 2-4 Actual Length: 30 minutes Age: 8+ (better with 12+) Reiner Knizia has this way of developing extremely simple games that have very little rules to learn, yet they are quite complex to master. Qin is one of these games. It was released last year and I had the chance to try it [...]

Escape : The Curse of the Temple

posted by admin On April - 12 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Details Players: 1-5 (probably best with 4-5) Actual Length: 10 minutes Age: 8+ This game is, literally, the most exhausting game I have ever played. It plays in only 10 minutes, and it sure feels like it too! You must search through a temple to find the exit and all players must escape to win [...]

Legacy : Gears of Time

posted by admin On February - 2 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

“Great Scott!”, a game about “time travel”. That was exactly my reaction when I first heard of “Legacy : Gears of Time” at BGG.com 2012. This isn’t some gimmicky sales pitch, and although, you don’t actually get to time travel, you do get to play a solid, strategic and fiercely competitive game of time-line building. [...]

Tahiti

posted by admin On January - 7 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

What is it? The peaceful and prosperous island of Tahiti needs your help to collect goods from neighboring islands (they have outgrown their own). There are dangerous seas and reefs ahead as you race other chieftains seeking blessings from the Gods. In Tahiti, a board game by David E. Whitcher, you are using your canoe [...]

Agricola : All Creatures Big & Small

posted by admin On November - 21 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

I’ve been putting off this little review for a bit now. The main reason is because after 20 or so plays I was for sure it was broken. Although after 20 or so plays I was still finding excitement in it which I’ll explain why in just a sec, plus my opinion of it has [...]

Seasons

posted by admin On October - 2 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Gather those crystals and summon a familiar thats good at board games. Today on BOP I bring you “Seasons” by french designer Régis Bonnessée. “Seasons” is a new strategy board and card game where you each take the role of a great Summoner, battling each other in a twelve season long tournament of wits, combos, [...]

Atlantis Rising

posted by admin On August - 14 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Details Players: 2-6 Actual Length: 60 to 120 minutes Age: 13+   Atlantis Rising – It sucks to be an Atlantean! I recently had the grueling but oddly somewhat pleasurable experience of playing Atlantis Rising. Since it is a brand new release  that will be presented  at GenCon this weekend! And will be available for [...]

Agricola

posted by admin On June - 12 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Googley Eyes not included. Agricola’s designer, Uwe Rosenberg’s, ubiquitous influence in the board gaming world seems to become more and more valid with each game that has his name printed on the box cover. I think BOP can safely say he’s one of the few true superstars when it comes to designers and undoubtably one of our favorites here on BOP.