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Dixit, Dixit 2 and Dixit Odyssey!

posted by admin On September - 27 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Length: 30 mins Actual Length: 45- 60 mins Age: 8+ Actual Age: Best with 10+ Players: 3-12 You’re staring at a handful of beautiful cards that could be pieces of art; upon further investigation, some are a bit weird…but get your mind back on track, you have a story to come up with! This “story” [...]

King of Tokyo!

posted by admin On September - 25 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

by Guest Reviewer Scott Linde Rawr!  That means “I love you” in dinosaur, and that is how I feel about King of Tokyo.  Yes, I know  that in Japan they have an emperor not a king, but I am talking about the monsters that are constantly invading the land of the rising sun in novels [...]

Eminent Domain

posted by admin On September - 16 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Guest reviewer Scott Linde gives his thoughts & opinion on Eminent Domain. Eminent Domain is a clever and quick deck building game initially funded as a Kickstarter project and later published by Tasty Minstrel Games.  Its well trodden theme of space exploration and expansion is recognizable and comfortable for most game players, but this is [...]

Castle Panic!

posted by admin On September - 10 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Description: “The forest is filled with all sorts of Monsters. They watched and waited as you built your Castle and trained your soldiers, but now they’ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods. Can you work with your friends to defend your Castle against the horde, or will the Monsters tear down your [...]

Twilight Imperium, 3rd Edition

posted by admin On September - 4 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

by Scott Linde KingKel asked me to provide a short commentary on the unequivocally enormous epic that is Twilight Imperium v3.  Others have written excellent explanations of the game, and some have even provided videos of game-play.  I intend to focus on what in my opinion are the most obvious weaknesses and strengths of the [...]


posted by admin On August - 30 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Guest Reviewer, Chad Adams, talks about the highly buzzed about Quarriors! Two of my favorite game mechanics are deck building and rolling dice. With dice, I love the randomness and excitement of rolling the number you need to get that much required sheep, or to destroy that evil axe wielding manic. With Deck building, you [...]

Forbidden Island

posted by admin On August - 18 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Description: “Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pound maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make [...]

Alien Frontiers

posted by admin On July - 29 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Description: “Alien Frontiers is a board game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world.” Length: <90 mins Actual Length: <90 mins Age: 13+ Players: 2-4 Prelude: Have [...]


posted by admin On July - 7 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Description: “Secretly bid against your opponents to gain the support of the people, win territory . . . and gather more Gold, Blackmail, and Force for the next round of bidding! Will you try to control the tavern or the fortress? The harbor or the plantation? Knowing where to push for support – and where [...]


posted by admin On June - 28 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Description: “Ancient battles were fought in organized formations. The leaders of both sides directed their forces along the battle line to gain tactical advantage in order to overwhelm their opponent in the center, breakthrough one of the flanks, or hold their position until the time came for decisive move. How will you muster your battle [...]