Category: Written Reviews

Designed by: Elizabeth HargravePublished by: Stonemaier Games A few weeks ago, Wingspan was everywhere. It had permeated the board game social sphere. Facebook, Reddit, Instagram–you couldn’t scroll too far without hitting yet another Wingspan post. Everyone was playing it. And anyone who doesn’t have it right now it is trying…

Board Game Review Designers: Shaun Graham and Scott HuntingtonPublisher: Tasty Minstrel Games REVIEW BY CATHY. Roll-and-writes have been dominating the small box market as of late, and they’ve expanded far beyond their Yahtzee origins to include colorfully illustrated sheets, dry erase boards and some pretty innovative mechanisms. Big Dig is…

Board Game Review Review of Crusaders: Thy Will Be DoneDesigner: Seth JaffeePublisher: Tasty Minstrel GamesYear: 2018 REVIEW BY CATHY BOCK. A game based on the Crusades and the Knights Templar? Heavy swords, knight’s armor, and cross-emblazoned shields? Where do I sign up?! I only had to hear the name of…

Accessory Review Let it be known that I am a huge fan of Clank! And, I’m an even bigger fan of Clank! In! Space! It’s an absolutely brilliant game and even though the theme is rather generic, this was the game that got me back into deck builders (followed closely…

Board Game Review Publisher: Stormcrest Games. Designer: Randy Van Gelder. Year Published: 2017.Players: 2 – 4. Time: 25 – 45 min. Age: 13+. Weight: 1/5. REVIEW BY CATHY. Two-player card battle games aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. They tend to have familiar mechanics, a bit of luck (what’s going to…

Board Game Review Publisher: Eagle Gryphon Games. Designer: Vital Lacerda. Expansion Year Published: 2019.Players: 1 – 4. Time: 100 – 150 min. Age: 13+. Weight: 4/5. Post by David. The Gallerist hasn’t always been a favorite of mine. The first time I played it, I wasn’t ready for the depth…

Publisher: Blue Orange Games. Designers: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc.Artist: Sylvain Aublin. Year Published: 2018. Players: 1-4. Time: 20min. Age: 8+. WEIGHT: 1/5. POST BY CATHY. Visual puzzle games are my nemesis. Trying to fit oddly-shaped pieces together while also planning places for future oddly shaped pieces to go…it’s IMPOSSIBLE! And when…

Board Game Review. Publisher: Devious Weasel Games. Designer: Jim Felli. Year Published: 2018.Artists: Reza Afshar and Jonathan GuziPlayers: 4-6. Time: 30min. Age: 14+. WEIGHT: 2/5. POST BY DAVID. I’ve always enjoyed social deduction games. Avalon was (and still is) a favorite of mine when I was getting back into board…

Board Game Review Publisher: Jolly Dutch. Designer: Alexander Kneepkens. Year Published: 2019.Players: 2 – 6. Time: 60 – 90 min. Age: 10+. Weight: 1/5. POST BY DAVID. I remember the first time I saw the beautiful mechs that came with Scythe. Instantly I thought back to my Battletech days, firing particle…

Board Game Review Publisher: Grey Fox Games. Designer: Michał Jagodziński.Artist: Jarosław Wajs. Year Published: 2017.Players: 1-4. Time: 15-30min. Age: 10+. WEIGHT: 2/5. POST BY CATHY. Small-box games have a tough current to swim in. They don’t get a lot of love. You rarely see them on the BGG hotness. Very…