Game Review – Dinosaur Island

Ever wanted to create your own dinosaur theme park? Well, here’s your chance with Pandasaurus Games’ Dinosaur Island! As the manager of the park, you must work to create the best dinos around while also hiring the proper security to keep your dinos in check. Once you have some interesting dinosaurs to look at, the visitors…

Game Review – NMBR 9

Take a deep dive into the world of NMBR 9, a simple yet challenging puzzle and abstract game from Z-Man Games. All players build up a structure using numbers 0-9 and the one with the best structure wins. Designer: Peter Wichmann Artist: Fiore GmbH Publisher: Z-Man Games Genre: Abstract/Puzzle Players: 2-4 Play Time: 15-20 Minutes Number of Logged…

Game Review – Ex Libris

The Mayor has just announced a brand new position, the Grand Librarian, for the Village Council. Anyone who lives in the town can apply for the position by showing off their library to the mayor. The competition will be fierce between the town’s librarians as they acquire more books through auctions, private booksellers, and even…

Game Review – Photosynthesis

In a small forest, several varieties of trees compete to grow and spread their seeds. As trees grow, leaves that are exposed to the sun and cast shadows on smaller trees around it. Over time, the larger trees will reach the end of their life cycle, falling to create room for new trees to grow…

Game Review – Flip Ships

It was just another ordinary day when the invasion happened. The sky went dark and, through the clouds, you could see a massive object floating for what felt like an eternity. There was an eerie calm before the invasion began as wave after wave of alien fighter crafts swarmed from the hull of their mothership….

Gen Con 2017 Preview

In a few days, we’re making the trek to Indianapolis for the best four days of gaming – Gen Con! This will be our second time going, with the first being in 2015. With a 10-hour drive to tackle, we’ve got some time to think about all the exciting events and anticipate the games we’re…

Game Review – Yokohama

Japan has just opened itself up to the foreign trade market and Yokohama is the premier hub for all of Japan’s exports. There is a lot of potential money to be made in this market so all the merchants of the city came out in droves to make a name for themselves. Players will take…

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 – 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…