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 – 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 – Unfair

In the world of amusement park management, the competition is cutthroat. Though selling fun is the goal, it’s not always fun and games. In CMON Limited and Good Games Publishing latest game, Unfair, players compete to build the best possible amusement park. Designer: Joel Finch Artist: Nicole Castles, Lina Cossette, David Forest, Philippe Poirier Publisher: CMON…

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: 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: 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…

Game Review: 7 Wonders

Imagine you’re the leader of the one the seven great cities in the Ancient World. It’s your job to gather resources, develop commercial routes, and develop military power in order to build your city and erect an architectural wonder sure to impress future generations. Designer: Antoine Bauza Artist: Miguel Coimbra Publisher: Repos Production, Asmodee Genre: Card Drafting Players: 2-7…

Game Review: Five Tribes

In the game Five Tribes, you have traveled into the Land of 1001 Nights to the Sultanate of Naqala. The previous sultan has died and control of this city-state is up for grabs, but the five tribes within need to believe you are a worthy candidate. With the help of a few Djinns, you must…

Game Review: Takenoko

In the game Takenoko, the Japanese Emperor has assigned you the task of caring for a giant panda bear and tending his bamboo garden. Players cultivate land plots, irrigate them, and grow one of the three species of bamboo (Green, Yellow, and Pink) with the help of the Imperial gardener. But the gardener has to deal…