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Race for the Galaxy

August 11, 2016

Race for the Galaxy has been around for almost a decade and continues to be loved and played. It takes the core concept of the hit game Puerto Rico, turns it into a card game, and adds a space exploration theme. And it’s brilliant. It has captivated large numbers of gamers, some of whom dedicate […]

7 Wonders: Wonder Pack

March 28, 2016

The first two expansions for the smash hit 7 Wonders each came with 1 or 2 new wonder boards for players to try out. This third, smaller expansion focuses entirely on these new wonders. The slender box contains 4 new cities, offering more variety in which wonders the players are able to build. (It also […]

Munchkin 6: Demented Dungeons

November 14, 2015

Usually, Munchkin expansions just come with a sleeve of new cards you throw in with the rest of the game. They have a couple new races/classes, monsters with pun names, etc. But with Demented Dungeons, we actually get a whole new aspect to the game. Munchkin 6 adds the Dungeon cards, cards which are twice […]

Munchkin 5: De-Ranged

July 6, 2015

Let’s face it, De-ranged is just another Munchkin expansion like any other. T adds a bunch of new cards and that’s pretty much it. The previous expansion, Need for Steed, added in steed cards which were a great addition, but otherwise these expansions are pretty much just more of the same. And that’s alright I […]

7 Wonders: Cities

February 1, 2015

Black is the New… Black I’ve decided to try to keep my expansion reviews short and sweet, pointing out what’s new, what I think about what’s new, and what I think about how it changes the game overall. Let’s start with a great expansion for a great game, 7 Wonders Cities. Cities is the second […]

Dominion Dark Ages: … Another Man’s Treasure

July 3, 2014

Dominion’s final big box expansion was Dark Ages in late 2012. When it was released it was met with some criticism in the board game community as being too convoluted and landing outside the realm of regular Dominion. But personally, I find Dark Ages to be one of the most interesting sets in Dominion’s library. […]

Dominion Hinterlands: Dominion Begins to Wander

April 19, 2014

Looking at the box cover for Dominion’s 4th big box (and 6th overall) expansion, this looks to be a very intriguing addition. There’s some sort of crazy fantasy monkey, an ancient exotic temple, all within a foreign jungle landscape. Altogether it gives the impression of taking Dominion, one of the gaming communities most popular board […]

Dominion Prosperity: A Wealth of Great Cards

February 21, 2014

Dominion is one of the most expandable games out there in the market, and this quality has certainly been taken advantage of. There have been 5 big box and 3 small box expansions so far, but not all of these expansions were created equal. Some of these packages have clearly stood above the rest, and […]

Dominion: The Fourth Pillar of Boardgaming

July 3, 2013

Since the turn of the century, the board game industry has been booming. The boom began with the rising popularity of 1995’s The Settlers of Catan, and 2000’s Carcassonne picked up where it left off, introducing gamer’s to a whole new style of board games. A few years later in 2004, Ticket to Ride hit […]

Munchkin: Get Your Geek On

May 27, 2012

I have a confession to make: I am a geek. Now let’s be clear: I am not a geek for everything. I am a movie geek, a board game geek, a Star Wars and Lord of the Rings geek. But even though I’m only a part of a few different realms, I have a certain […]