Game Review – Word Domination

WANTED: Calling all criminal masterminds for the biggest heist in history! Get ready to S-P-E-L-L your way to victory with Uproarious Games’ Word Domination – a masterfully blended word/strategy game. Designer:  Jeff Beck Artist: Ryan Goldsberry Publisher: Uproarious Games Genre: Word Game, Area Control, Tile Placement Players: 2-4 Play Time: 20-45 minutes Number of Logged Plays: 3…

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 – Too Many Bones

It’s time to take down a tyrant! Too Many Bones is a cooperative, dice-based, adventure role-playing game (RPG) that will test a team of Gearlocs with deadly monsters and games of skill on their quest to defeat a tyrant threatening the lands. With seven unique tyrants to defeat, the Gearlocs have quite a challenge in front…

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: 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: Scythe

Scythe takes place in an alternate history in the 1920s in Europa. After the conclusion of the first Great War, all that’s left in the war torn Europa is “The Factory,” which was used heavily during the war to manufacture war machines. “The Factory” has now been abandoned and ripe for the picking from nearby countries. In…

Game Review: The Pursuit of Happiness

If you’ve ever played the classic Game of Life, or enjoyed creating an alter ego with the computer game The Sims, a brand new game called The Pursuit of Happiness may be the game for you. Whether your happiness comes from a relationship, a job, or from having lots of pet projects, you can create…

Game Review: The Networks

Congratulations! You’re the owner of a brand new television network that is developing a prime time lineup of programming. In order to do this, you’ll need TV shows, famous (or not so famous) stars, and advertisements. Get ready to make your network the most successful and gain the most viewers with this new card drafting game, The…

Game Review: Blood Rage

The great state of Minnesota is known for its Viking origins (and a perpetually disappointing NFL football team), and now you can return to your roots and become a leader of an ancient Vikings clan with the game Blood Rage. Ragnarök is coming and it’s your last chance to go down in a blaze of glory with…

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…