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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 [...]

BOP Mystery Favorites

posted by admin On March - 24 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

The Gaming Mystery Today on BOP, we are discussing some of the mystery themed games available on the market. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but rather a list of games we have played and enjoyed. If you have other suggestions please add to our geeklist. First up is the hot Essen game designed by Martin [...]

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 [...]

Love Letter – Another really pretty game, but not a lot of luster, very similar to the Mirror, Mirror theme, you are trying to deliver a letter to the princess. However, unlike Mirror, Mirror, it’s a card game. The deck has 16 cards, each with a card value and you are trying to knock other players [...]

In Alphabetical Order. Agricola : All Creatures Big and Small More Buildings Big and Small - The expansion to the base 2-player Uwe Rosenberg Agricola game. I had the  opportunity to check out the expansion at BGG’s extensive board game library and I really, really, liked it, so much in fact that I dedicated a whole review to [...]

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 [...]