Game Review – Aeon’s End

In a world overtaken by darkness, a dwindling group surviving the invasion from the Nameless creatures years ago is all that remains of humanity. The underground city of Gravehold is the last beacon of hope as some of the survivors learned to harness the power of the breaches that brought the Nameless creatures. Using energy from various…

Game Review – Santorini

What do youthful versions of gods do for fun? They compete against each other to see who’s the best at guiding civilians at constructing a city in the Aegean Sea, of course! The young gods had so much fun doing this, they decided to turn it into a competitive game. The name of this game…

Game Review – Clank!

All the greatest thieves in the world have gathered at the Dragon Keep as word spread of great treasures in the caves beneath the Keep. With a dragon keeping guard of this treasure, only the best thieves in the land will survive the trials ahead of them and make it out of the cave with the…

Our Top 5 Games from 2016

It’s the classic recap of the past year! This is each of our Top 5 Board Games from 2016. Keep in mind that this is based on games we’ve been able to play this year. There are definitely some honorable mentions that did not make the list for various reasons, but the most likely reason…

Game Review – Ice Cool

  Imagine yourself as a young penguin chick sitting in class and you start to feel it – that tiny little rumble in your stomach as you realize it’s almost lunch time. You know that rumbling will only get louder and stronger the longer you have to wait, so you have a brilliant idea: sneak…

Game Review – Terraforming Mars

The year is 2315 and Earth has become  overpopulated, draining what little remaining resources are left. Civilization’s only hope is to expand into space to find a new planet for settlement. The World Government organization, established in 2174, plans to terraform Mars, but it will require cooperation from the major corporations on Earth. A large financial…

Game Review – Dream Home

At some time during our lives, we’ve all imagined our dream home. For Calvin, it would be an indoor tennis court or movie theater room. For Mandee, it would be a library with wall-to-wall books and a ladder. In Dream Home, you get a chance at design your own dream home. The rooms in the game aren’t very outlandish,…

Game Review – Dingo’s Dreams

What happens when a dingo, koala, kidna, and kanga fall asleep? They all dream of course! What do they dream of you might ask? Like any other animal, they dream of wandering the lands far and wide. Unfortunately, these animals have gone into a coma and can only be awoken if they can navigate their…

Game Review: The Others: 7 Sins

The gates of hell have opened and the seven deadly sins are wreaking havoc throughout the world. The only ones that can stop the seven deadly sins and send them back where they came from is the Federal Authority for the Interdiction of Transdimensional Horrors (FAITH) organization. Designer: Eric M. Lang Artist: Jacopo Camagni, Georges Clarenko,…

Game Review: One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Get in the Halloween spirit, and discover who among your friends is a hidden werewolf, in this quick deduction game – One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Designer: Ted Alspach & Akihisa Okui Artist: Gus Batts Publisher: Bezier Games Genre: Deduction, Hidden Roles Players: 3-10 Play Time: 10 Minutes Number of Logged Plays: 24+ Buy it on Amazon via He said,…

Game Review: Mysterium

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, there’s nothing better than finding a game that encompasses everything about this spooky holiday. Ghosts, mystery, and solving a gruesome crime – these are all things offered in the game Mysterium.  Designer: Oleksandr Nevskiy, Oleg Sidorenko Artist: Igor Burlakov, Xavier Collette, Oleksandr Nevskiy, Oleg Sidorenko Publisher: Asmodee Genre: Deduction and Cooperative Players: 2-7 Players…

Game Review: Dreamwell

Now entering Dreamwell – where you’re navigating a vast dream world in search of your lost friends. In your quest, you will encounter fantastical lands and psychedelic animals that will guide you to your friends. Designer: Nick Little Artist: Tara McPherson, Scott Hartman Publisher: Action Phase Games Genre: Set Collection, Grid Movement Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30-45 minutes Number of Logged Plays: 5…

Game Review: Vast – The Crystal Caverns

A kingdom is being plagued by the looming threat of the dragon in the crystal cavern awakening and terrorizing the village. The special thing about this cavern is that it is filled with treasure, which has lured in many adventurers only never to be seen again. Many suspect that the dragon is responsible for these disappearances, but…

Game Review: The Oregon Trail Card Game

Take a trip back to your childhood and relive when virtual family members would die of dysentery left and right by playing the new  Target exclusive game: The Oregon Trail Card Game. Publisher: Pressman Toy Corp. Genre: Cooperative Game Players: 2-6 Play Time: 20 minutes Number of Logged Plays: 2 (4 players both times) Skip ahead to find out:…

Game Review: Hanabi

Fireworks – a universal symbol for celebration. In the cooperative game Hanabi—named for the Japanese word for “fireworks”— players work together to try to create the perfect fireworks show. Designer: Antoine Bauza Artist: Antoine Bauza, Gérald Guerlais, Albertine Ralenti Publisher: R&R Games Genre: Cooperative Game Players: 2-5 Play time: 25 minutes Number of Logged Plays: 10+ Buy it on…