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Caylubration III

posted by admin On March - 21 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Caylubration III : May 14th-20th, 2012 A week-long celebration of the game of Caylus. BOP has joined forces with The “How to Play” Podcast & Ludology with Ryan Sturm to try to make this years Caylubration the best yet! Please check back frequently for updates! This years Events include (so far…): – “Design a Caylus Building” Competition! [...]


posted by admin On March - 16 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

by Scott Linde Eclipse is a game that is incredibly hot right now.  Sold out everywhere and waiting for reprint, this $70 game is selling for $180 online right now.  So, what is driving this demand, you ask?  Let me explain… One genre of games that has always been popular in the computer strategy community [...]

Movie Night

posted by admin On March - 12 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

A feature length documentary covering the designer board gaming hobby. Fans and industry notables take you into the world of designer board gaming, compelling newcomers and delighting existing fans alike. Cool Stuff Games will be turned into a mini movie theater! If you’re a board game enthusiast, come join us for “Going Cardboard!” BOP will have Great Door Prizes for you! Snacks and Drinks avaiable for purchase at the Cool Stuff Refreshments Bar.

Battlestar Galactica

posted by admin On March - 7 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Length: 180 minutes Actual Length: 120-180 minutes (i’ve played a quick 2 hour game up to a really long 4 hour game) Age: 10+ (better with 13+, even better with battlestar fans of all ages) Players: 3-6 Best with: 4-5 players If you haven’t seen the series the game is very much based on the [...]

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 [...]

BOP Fix it!

posted by admin On February - 29 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Not all games are published equally when it comes to components. Over the past few years I’ve encountered games that have pretty awesome gameplay but either less than awesome components or just have something problem-some about them. Some things annoy more than others, some you can deal with, or have to deal with, but some are entirely fixable. And if you are like [...]

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 [...]

BOP News! Updates to the Site!

posted by admin On February - 18 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

We’ve been busy Boppers here at BOP, making all sorts of changes to the website. Some things you’ll notice are: The About Page now introduces the entire BOP team, be sure to check it out to learn more about those who write your reviews! The rating system has changed! Yes, we didn’t like the current [...]

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 [...]

BOP News!

posted by admin On January - 30 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

It’s Monday again, and we have some great info to get your week started! Well, it’s not really news… but something we’d like to share, nonetheless. Here at BOP, one of our top favorite games right now is Kingdom Builder! From our last BOP news we mentioned the new expansion coming very soon, Kingdom Builder: Nomads. [...]