Sunday, 20 December 2015

Animals Frightening Night! : Game Review




Make it to the farm or the woods and try to avoid the wolf in this hidden identity game.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Cha dango : Game Review




Match the order with the right customer, but you've got to be fast about it!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Conspiracy! : Game Review



It's all true. All of it. Ok. Well, maybe some of it? Presenting a unique set collecting game.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

10 DOWN : Game Review




A fun one with a "classic" card game feel to it. Can you complete a run of 10 cards and get bonus points for colour runs too?

Friday, 11 December 2015

Smart Money Maker : Game Review




A card game that takes a look at the new economy and how things...work. If only printing your own money was as easy as printing this p n p.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Draconis Invasion : Game Review



A wonderful deck builder that is easy to learn and has amazing art! Board Game Publishers...the bar has been set!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Biergarten : Game Review



Design your biergarten, connect shields and umbrelas for points.

Mummy Rummy : Game Review



Step back in time to before I trimmed the beard, as we search for ancient Egyptian treasures.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Baseball Peg Game : Game Review



Wow. I guess you learn a new game ever day. Playing baseball with 2 die and 4 pegs has never been easier!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Nevermore : Game Review



Draft your cards, use their abilities...and watch out for Ravens!

Murder of Crows : Game Review



Who will get to play their cards first to spell MURDER, win and find out what happened!

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Tri-Ominos : Game Review



Draw tiles, match numbers for points.

Hisss : Game Review



A fun, little colour coordinating tile laying game for young children. And a great way to get them gaming at a young age.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Dice Bazaar : Game Review



A fun, light dice rolling game where you can "cash in" your point cards to upgrade dice to get a better score.

Nuts about Mutts : Game Review



A game with a "classic" feel. Light and fun...especially for dog lovers.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Crows : Game Review



Expand the board as you attempt to distract the crows with shiny objects to win.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Vasty Wilds : Game Review



As a small woodland creature, danger lurks around every corner. Watch out for your opponents as you attempt to achieve your objectives.

Monday, 26 October 2015

New York 1901 : Game Review



Expand your holdings at the dawn of the 20th Century as you expand across the board.

Bellz! : Game Review



There are different games for all different kinds of people...and players. Collect 10 bells of the same colour to win, but it's not as easy as you might think.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Pick the Lock : Game Review




Carefully plan your moves in this filler card game as you attempt to steal treasure from the vault or your opponents.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Raiders of the North Sea : Game Review



A drop off/pick up worker placement game in which you need to manage your resources and crew to win.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Between Two Cities : Game Review



Build cities with your opponents, but the low score of the two is what you have to use to try and win!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Friday, 16 October 2015

PORTAL the Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game : Game Review




While not an exact duplicate, a board game that attemps to give you a bit of the feel of the video game.

Yeti in My Spaghetti : Game Review



Reminiscent of Kerplunk, but a heck of a lot quieter which parents will enjoy!

You're Fired : Game Review



Cutbacks! HA! Time to send your opponent packing in this quick card game.

Mahola : Game Review



Drafting cards, players attempt to create the highest scoring dance collage and win a favor token. 3 tokens wins the game!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

the Last Spike : Game Review



A quick, fun game about building tracks. But more importanly, managing your money...to win!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Heroes Wanted : Game Review



It's Game On! Do you have what it takes to save the day and be the hero you were meant to be?

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Friday, 18 September 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sequence : Game Review



Can you get 5 cards in a row before your opponent?

Mafia de Cuba : Game Review



Some choices in life are simple. Will you be a thief or loyal to the Godfather? Well, that and will you win...

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Walled-In : Game Review



A fantastic board game version of a game that many of us have probably played before.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Codenames : Game Review



A fun, light word association game. Can you figure out your clues first to win?

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Monday, 31 August 2015

Barony : Game Review



A light area control game with some strategy. And while I enjoyed the game, I felt it was missing an element to just take it over the edge to be a great game. 

Outer Earth : Game Review



A card game where you balance income and expanding a planet, all the while attempting to maximize your points with a super structure.

Machi Koro Millionaire's Row : Game Review



An expansion that made and okay game SOOOO much better.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

the Ginger Wars : Game Review



Let the cookies crumble where they may. Can you survive the Ginger Wars?

Dogs In The Yard : Game Review



A light tile laying game in which you are building fences to manage dogs, feed and give water for points.

Creative Clash : Game Review



Think you have what it takes to run a Creative Agency? Find out in this light, but fun card game.

News@11 : Game Review



This just in! Late breaking news...that you have made up...and is usually hilarious!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

the Meme Game : Game Review



A fan of social media and drafting cards? This might be the game for you.

Traders of Osaka : Game Review



Manage your cards to collect money and goods as you sail the seas and attempt to collect victory points from your merchandise.

Ghost Blitz : Game Review



Can you be the quickest to figure out what you need to grab and get the item? Collect enough cards to win!

Dutch Blitz : Game Review



A simultaneous game where everyone is attempting to be the first to play all the cards in their blitz pile. It's not as easy as you think...

Cthulhu Realms : Game Review



A fun re-skin of the game Star Realms.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Flip City : Game Review



A micro deckbuilder game where you can purchase and flip your cards to expand your city. But watch out for frownies, they'll cause you to loose the game.

Chopstick Dexterity Mega Challenge 3000 : Game Review



Will you be the fastest to grab the proper items to win?

8 the Liar : Game Review



I've heard it's a bit like Cheat, but I've never played Cheat so I don't know. But I did like this one. Has a classic game feel to it that a casual gamer would most likely enjoy.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Medieval Academy : Game Review



An awesome drafting game with multilpe paths to victory!

Face Chase : Game Review



You think you recognize someone, but it's someone else. Can you recognize facial features quick enough to get rid of all your cards and win?

Open Sesame : Game Review


A fun take on a memory game in which you are attempting to collect treasure, but you can push your luck and maybe get nothing.

Attila : Game Review



A quick filler game pitting the Huns against the Romans.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Bad Bunnies : Game Review



Another great filler game, with a high/low theme by designer Jacques Zeimet. The artwork in the game is really, really well done.

Trakkx : Game Review


A tile laying game in which you are making groups of "sets" or "sequences". These can be rearranged and the first to play all of their tiles will win.

S'quarrels : Game Review



A set collecting game in which you ar gathering acorns. But make sure you do it before Winter and watch out for action cards.

Putz die Wutz : Game Review



Pigs...jam? What is going on! It's a quick paced reaction game in which you have to try and grab the proper item....if you can.

Leg Los : Game Review


A fun spin on charades in which people guess what you are building based on pictures on tiles. But hurry, you're racing against time and a limited number of components to build with.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Foodfighters : Game Review



Finally we can play with our food. Great game that is fun for kids and strategic enough for adults to enjoy playing it with them.

Splendor : Game Review



A splendid game that is great for casual gamers and those looking for a gateway game.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Ren Faire : Game Review



You've gone to the Renaissance Fair, but you're so underdressed. Time to earn some money and get some clothes!

Fire Ants : Game Review



A set collecting game with a cute theme and some strategy. Put out fires before they get out of control and burn down the entire colony and no one will win.

Mars Attacks Ten-Minute Takedown : Game Review



A brief overview of a filler dexterity game in which you are destroying humans. I mean, hitting targets.

Sushi Go : Game Review



Fantastic gateway game, filler game.....solid, fun, light, drafting game.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Connect 4 : Game Review



Older than the hills. Still sold in stores today. Is it still relevant and fun for the kids? Let's find out...

Othello : Game Review



Can you maintain area control of the board with your tokens to win?

Archaeology the Card Game : Game Review



A set collecting card game. Great gateway game for sure or just light fun. Brought to us by the fantastic designer that will go on to do Sushi Go and Cacao. (2 other fantastic games)

Longhorn : Game Review



Stealing cattle can be fun. Great designer. Great artist. Quick little 2 player game.

My First Carcassonne : Game Review



A fun version for kids. The game that adults love.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

This Town Ain't Big Enough for the 2 - 4 Of Us



As small game with a big name. Laying tiles to gain majority of an area for points. Fun micro game.

Bullfrogs : Game Review



Organize your forces to maintain control of the pond.

the Enchanted Tower : Game Review



A fun game for young kids with a hide and seek mechanic. Who will get to the princess first?

Slideways : Game Review



You're in the car for a family trip. The kids are either kicking the seat, have to go to the bathroom or they're already bored. And it's only been 5 minutes on the road. R&R Games has a fun little spin on Connect 4 they can play, without having to worry about loosing all the pieces.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Niya : Game Review


A great spin on a classic we've all played, Tic-Tac-Toe. 

Tsuro : Game Review


Beautiful art. Easy game play. Wonderful gateway game. However, there are very similar games I enjoy more. (Metro)

Duco : Game Review

It's not that I don't like a 3 hour game. I just enjoy simple. It's well designed, good art and fun to play.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Stac : Game Review


A unique, but fun abstract game where you attempt to the be the first to complete 4 stacs.

Loud About : Game Review



This is a multilayered, remember this and that memory game. Best of luck!

Roll For It : Game Review



Quick filler dice game? Perhaps. All depends on how well you roll.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Crokinole : Game Review




Possibly one of the earliest dexterity games out there...and it's still played today! (My daughter wanted me to do something uniquely Canadian for Canada Day) 

Flick Em Up : Game Review



It's a shoot out in the old west! Can you be the best flicker to win?

Cacao : Game Review



Tile placement, multiple paths to points. This is a fantastic, solid game!

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Cover Your Assets : Game Review





As your pile of assets are growing can you hold on them and win? A set collection card game with a twist.

Get Off My Lawn : Game Review




A quick filler card game in which your are attempting to keep you lawn, just the way you like it.
GET OFF MY LAWN!

Friday, 26 June 2015

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Sky Tango : Game Review



Any fans of Star Trek:TNG? I present Masaka and Korgano...

P.I. : Game Review



It's a modern spin on a classic game - "Clue". Still solving the WHO, WHERE and WHAT, but through actual deduction. Pays homage to classic whodunit/crime mystery films.

Indigo : Game Review



In the vein of Tsuro, you are following the path to collect gems for points and victory.

Uno : Game Review



The one, the only...UNO!

Don't Rock the Boat : Game Review



More of an activity than a game, but can be fun for kids nonetheless. How many can you balance?

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Qin : Game Review



Area Control/Tile Placement/Colour Coordinaton ~ for me, this was a no brainer to add to the collection. Had my 3 favourite aspects of a game and it's by a great designer.

Chef Alfredo : Game Review




Generally memory games are card based. Cheft Alfredo offers a very unique spin on this concept. It's all about making soup, but will you get the correct ingredients in the pot?

Caro : Game Review


Blocks of 4 wooden colours. Simple rules. Strategic fun. I do enjoy abstract games.

Polterfass : Game Review



When is a dice game not a dice game? When you're rolling out the barrels in Polterfass. A push your luck game in which you're trying to outsmart the Innkeeper and get as many mugs of ale as you can.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Bite Night : Game Review



A speed set collecting tile game for kids. Vampires do not sparkle.

Kittens in a Blender : Game Review



Curiosity did not kill the cat. It was your opponent...and a blender. Lighthearted card game.

Rhino Hero : Game Review



Superheroes are all the rage. Combine it with a fun-tastic kids' card game...well, it's a hit!

Patchwork : Game Review



I enjoy tile games immensely. When it comes to scoring Patchwork, I find this game can lend itself to being unbalanced, which might leave a "new gamer" turned off to a fun, light, casual game. As an experienced player, I say have at it and may the best player win.

Takenoko : Game Review



Grow bamboo. Eat bamboo. Simple right? But do you have the right objectives to win the game?

Istanbul : Game Review



One of my favourite games...hands down. Variable set up. Mutiple paths to victory. It's a "drop off/pick up" your worker, do the ability on the card, collect - resources/money to get gems and win.

the Builders : Middle Ages




My very first review I had ever done. Fantastic game. For those that like "Splendor", (which I do like, it's a good game) this game still has the "I take this, you take that" mechanic (whether it's gems/cards for either game). In the Builders you have to manage your money as well. Just adds a little bit more to the game. About 1/2 the price and about 1/4 the size.

Colt Express : Game Review




A game in which you program your moves...around a 3 DIMENSIONAL board. How awesome is that!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Telepathy : Game Review




A fantastic 2 player deduction game, in the vein of the classic Mastermind.

Yahtzee : Game Review




As part of our "Classic Corner" Gamer Reviews, we periodically look back at games that set the foundation of the modern era. 

Yahtzee, a classic that still holds it's own today. A game of 5 little dice has never been more simple yet fun.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Rubik's Magic Strategy Game : Game Review



I'm sorry. What did you say? Tic-tac-toe? Yes, thank goodness for modern board games.

Lanterns ~ the Harvest Festival : Game Review


Build a map of lanterns to collect color cards for points. Nice components, good art...a fun, casual game.

Kigi : Game Review



Simple. Elegant. Serene.
A card game of pretty trees and tricky choices.

HexAgony : Game Review



Abstract tile placement. You had me at...abstract.

Mr. T Giant Card Game : Game Review



I pity the foul who don't like this review!

Star Wars Destroy the Death Star Game



A precursor to the very popular X-wing? Hardly.

Molecular : Game Review



Atoms connecting through bonds to form molecules in a fun tile placement game.

Monstrous : Game Review



The power we can wield upon the poor mortals!

You think we'd be able to flick cards better, but it sure is fun!

Akrotiri : Game Review



As you place tiles, explore islands and excavate hidden temples - complete your maps to victory!

Evolution : Game Review





Only the strong survive. Evolve your species to win the game.

Parfum : Game Review



Rolling dice to get ingredients to satisfy your customers needs. The sweet smell of success by Queen Games.

Mangrovia : Game Review


Majority rules as you build huts towards the end game.

Three Cheers for Master : Game Review



Build your tower of aggressive minions, try to keep the peace and Master happy!