Category: Board Games

September 16, 2020

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – Season One Review

Despite its quirks, Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is one of my favorite investigative games. I really liked the modern aspect of it and using an actual computer database was a ton of fun. The game even went on to win two of our 2018 Board Game Awards. Yet despite its accolades, there were a few things I wasn’t thrilled about in the game. […]

September 16, 2020

Escape Deathrace 2182: Micro Preview

It’s 2182 and unfortunately the evil serpent race: the Zillian have taken over the galaxy and their leader Twisted foOk has transformed the Earth into a Deathrace course. Heroes of Earth driving almost supernatural cars have stepped up to battle Twisted foOk and his powerful minions. But these heroes are not allies and might work together to fight the Zillian but in the end there […]

September 16, 2020

Kickstarters of the Week: 9/14

September is almost half over and the Kickstarter campaigns keep rolling in. Along with Gen Con release, gamers are starting to get a wealth of choices for new games to try out this year. In case you missed it last night, Andrew and Tony had their first live stream of Marvel Champions on our Twitch channel. You can catch them every other Sunday night playing […]

September 16, 2020

Humble Tea Party Review

Before we entered the hellscape that has been 2020, I had wanted my gaming focus this year to be experiencing games from the Asian market. I’ve been lucky enough to have that opportunity and see how some games differed from those we typically encounter in Euro- and American-style gaming. Humble Tea Party invites players to experience a traditional Japanese tea party with its adorned table, […]

September 16, 2020

Unsolved Case Files Review

It’s no secret that cop shows have done well. Ever since the 1960s with the first police dramas on television, cops, detectives, and various officials in the criminal justice system have taken to the small screen week after week to allow viewers to vicariously flirt with the criminal element. It’s not far-fetched at all to imagine there’s an armchair Columbo, Lennie Briscoe, or Catherine Willows […]

September 16, 2020

Traintopia Review

Chooooooo chooooooo! Train game time! I am a big fan of the train game genre. 18XX games. Cube rail games. Trained-theme euros. I don’t particularly have an affinity for railroads or anything in real life, but route building in games is one of my favorite mechanisms. And today we are looking at Traintopia. What could be better than a utopia of trains? Nothing… probably. But […]

September 16, 2020

Mercado de Lisboa Preview

Vital Lacerda is one of the most well-known designers of heavy games in our hobby. His complex eurogames such as Lisboa, Vinhos, and On Mars are not only praised by gamers, but also see a large number of backers pledge toward the Kickstarter projects run by publisher Eagle-Gryphon Games. Currently on Kickstarter, we have a different type of game from Lacerda (and co-designer Julián Pombo). […]

September 16, 2020

Planet Apocalypse Review

I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic themed boardgames. I mean I shouldn’t be and with all things currently going on in the world and I like hot water, cold beverages, and indoor plumbing. I blame growing up with movies like Night of the Comet, games like Twilight: 2000, or comics like Marshal Law; those influenced me and made me love this genre. This brings us to […]