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Race For the Galaxy

posted by admin On November - 25 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Race For the Galaxy By BOP Guest Reviewer, Scott Linde. Race for the Galaxy (RftG) is certainly not a new game, but it is a game that is new to me.  RftG was published in the U.S. by Rio Grande Games back in 2007.  After four years, it is still considered a top-tier card game.  [...]

Kingdom Builder

posted by admin On November - 14 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Details: Players: 2-4 Age: 8+ (but much more fun with adults, sorry kiddos, just is) Length: 45 minutes I do not own Kingdom builder, but had the opportunity to play it quite a few times recently. I enjoyed it so much in fact, that I wanted to add it to the BOP family before it’s even added to my [...]

Mirror, Mirror

posted by admin On November - 10 - 20111 COMMENT

Details: Players: 2 Length: 30 mins Actual Length: 15-35 (varies quite a lot from game to game) Age: 8+ Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Who in this land is fairest of all? Well, I personally think Lady Charity is the fairest, but I could be slightly biased now that i’m also a redhead. But in [...]

Troyes

posted by admin On October - 27 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

By Guest Reviewer, Chad Adams This popular game just got reprinted! And with all the excitement with Tournay, I thought I would write a review on Troyes. Enjoy! Find out more at Z-man, or to order an copy! Awakened by the sound of wooden carriage wheels clobbering the cobblestone walkways, the peasants enter the town square. [...]

Star Trek: Fleet Captains

posted by admin On October - 24 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Details: Players: 2 – 4 (BOP only likes 2) Length: 60 mins Actual Length: 60-80 (varies quite a lot from game to game) Age: 14+ (yeah… that’s about right, best with star trek fans) Captain’s Log - StarDate: -311187.0315512431 Federation: Captain, The Klingons have just entered the Neutral zone!!! Klingons: tlhIngan maH! Federation Captain: Of course! just [...]

Fortune and Glory

posted by admin On October - 19 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Review by Scott Linde The crack of a whip, and a car chase, and a loyal sidekick, and hidden treasure, and obscure maps, and collapsing temples, and Tommy-guns, and Nazi’s to kill!  What adventure movie cliche doesn’t this game have? Fortune and Glory, from Flying Frog Productions, is a competitive action game where the players [...]

Foreword: This game has really been quite a bit of torture for me. I pre ordered it right when I heard it was being published in North America, after reading about it, I wanted it soooo BAD!! It was first published back in ’92, but this was the first time I had ever heard of it, and it [...]

Alhambra

posted by admin On October - 6 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Players: 2-6 (best with 3 or 4, pretty good 2 player variant with an imaginary 3rd named Dirk) Length: 60 mins Actual Length: Depends on number of players Age: 8+ Prelude: The Alhambra or al-Ḥamrā, literally “the red one”. and is the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra, al-Qal‘at al-Ḥamrā’ ”the red fortress”. It is a palace and fortress complex located in [...]

Olympus

posted by admin On October - 3 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

by Guest Reviewer Scott Linde Priests standing in a semi-circle around a marble pillar at the center of a holy grove: “Glorious Demeter, mistress of fruit and leaf, of olive and grain, we humbly offer up to you our first fruits, these burnt offerings.  We beseech thee, bless our fields and groves that they grow [...]

Flip out & Gubs

posted by admin On September - 30 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Two new games from GameWright – Flip Out and Gubs!   GameWright was kind enough to let BOP! test out two of their newest games, and here’s the lowdown. Flip Out is a light and colorful game of card collecting. Players beging with six two-sided cards in their rack. Your competitors see one side and [...]