Gen Con 50 Recap

The best four days of gaming in 2017 has come to an end and it sure was a blast. There was a record number of attendees for Gen Con’s 50th show, which resulted in all badges being sold out for the first time in its history. But this didn’t phase us as we braved the…

Game Review – Monikers

In an ever-growing sea of available party games, it’s hard to stand out. But the game Monikers by Palm Court manages to shine, and provides a great experience that is guaranteed to get people out of their comfort zone! (We also have the Monikers: Schmonikers  expansion so some cards in our pictures may not be…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Codenames

  Looking for the next great party game to add to your collection? Well, look no further than the game Codenames. Designer: Vlaada Chvatil Artist: Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovský Publisher: Czech Games Edition Genre: Party Game, Deduction Players: 2-8 Play time: 15 minutes Number of Logged Plays: 10+ Buy it on Amazon via He said, She Said Games Skip ahead to find…

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…

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…