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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 [...]

How to Get your Game Fix without your Gaming Buddies

posted by admin On September - 17 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

So it’s a Monday night, you had the absolute worst day at work, game night with your gaming pals is still 4 nights away, which reminds once again of the fact that it’s only Monday… you could really use a fix right about now – a game fix. BOP brings you the best board gaming ONLINE! [...]

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 [...]

BOP Best of! Information overload!

posted by admin On September - 1 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Everyone likes a free game! Enter the Queen Games Lancaster Contest on BGG, details below: In 1413, the new king of England, Henry V of Lancaster, has ambitious plans: The unification of England and the conquest of the French crown! Each player takes the role of an ambitious aristocratic family. Who will be the best supporter [...]

Quarriors!

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 [...]

Rad BoardGame Companions

posted by admin On August - 28 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Playing games is of course quite enjoyable, but scoring… not so much. Here’s a list of App’s to get you through the process almost effortlessly! BoardGame Companion Boardgame Companion is the ultimate tool for boardgamers. It includes an easy and well-organized scoring calculator for a few of the most popular boardgames. No long and boring [...]

Hurricane Irene

posted by admin On August - 27 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Well, it’s been, what? Three years since a hurricane actually hit landfall along the US coastline. According to the online weather channel, as of late this morning, tropical storm-force winds were up to 430 miles wide! It is only a Category 1, but even with a Category 1 Hurricane, there can be destructive winds, flooding [...]

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 [...]