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Rex Reviewed through Rhyme

posted by admin On March - 3 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

There is this new Fantasy flight game out called Rex, it has a lot of hype and has beautiful components… but I feel after playing it, I will not be giving it an official review with a rating here on BOP. There are a lot of really positive and cool things about this game but [...]

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 [...]

Mage Knight

posted by admin On January - 24 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Details: Players: 1-4 Age: 14+ Length: 150 minutes Actual Length: 50-75 minutes per person I really don’t even know where to begin with this review of Mage Knight. I’ve now played it enough times that I finally understand what the frak is going on, and yet I’m having a current condition of tongue-tie. If I start [...]

Ora et Labora

posted by admin On January - 10 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Who woulda thought? In 2007 (way before I was gaming) amongst the many new games released at Spiel, one stuck out especially. A game where you try to build a well-balanced farm consisting of crops, pastures and growing your family. No, I am not talking about Farmville! (I get that question over and over from newbies….ugh), I’m talking [...]


posted by admin On December - 29 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

By Shaun Graham Trapped in your own dreams you wander and search the imaginary labyrinth for a way to escape. Eight doors lead the way back to the real world. The more you push forward into the maze the less time you have to escape the dreadful grip of your nightmares. Are you able to [...]

Panic Station

posted by admin On December - 23 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

You and your telepathically linked android counterpart have been sent on a mission with a squad of human & android soldiers to locate and destroy a parasite hive. A group of previously sent soldiers never returned.  Before being annihilated, however, the previous team did gather crucial information about a species of parasites being sensitive to heat. Parasites? what? Oh yea, so there are parasites [...]

Conquest of Planet Earth

posted by admin On December - 18 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Conquest of Planet Earth by Shaun Graham When the Orzax drop an atomic bomb on the hydro-electric damm and the Fishmen of Atlorak wreak havoc in a college town, defeating the U.S jet figher planes by summoning the giant land-squid, you are playing Conquest of Planet Earth. With Conquest of Planet Earth, Flying Frog Productions [...]


posted by admin On December - 8 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

With so many of our troops coming home for the holiday season, and Christmas just around the corner, it might be worthwhile to check out: Commander-In-Chief is a battle game with two opposing armed forces represented by black and silver specially designed pieces. From Top to Bottom: Helicopters, Commanders, Amphibians, Destroyers, Fighters, Submarines, Tanks and Bombers. The [...]


posted by admin On November - 29 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

“Vanuatu,” a game that takes you to the Republic of Vanuatu where you can settle down on an island, bring tourists to your islands, deliver commodities, scuba dive for plunder, go fishing, and draw turtles in the sand… sounds like a good relaxing life…er… game experience. Yea… not so much.