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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 […]

Confusion

November 10, 2015

When people hear “board games” they common think of the old-style family games like Life and Monopoly, unless they are in the know and realize the hobby is quite diverse. However, some of the general public’s minds may also go to the more classic abstracts. You know, like Chess, Backgammon, Chinese Checkers, and so on. […]

Agricola

August 5, 2015

In the world of board games, the reputation of some titles just demands a certain level of respect. Agricola is one of those titles. It created a lot of hype when it was released back in 2007 before it made the transition from Europe to North America, and when it did it rose to the […]

Ticket to Ride: India

July 19, 2015

Ticket to Ride seems to have found a solid strategy for staying viable within the gaming community through their Map Expansion collection. These new maps give long-time gamers, who may have gotten sick of the modern board game classic after so long, a fresh chance to rejuvenate such a beloved game. The second in the […]

Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Conflict

July 8, 2015

  Cosmic Encounter is a game that has had many versions and may expansions over its 37 year history. However Fantasy Flight’s latest version really seems to be the definitive edition, which has up to five expansions thus far. The first to be released was the excellent Cosmic Incursion Expansion. Today I will be looking […]

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 […]

Flash Point: Fire Rescue

June 29, 2015

Blazing With Theme Co-op games found new life with the release of Pandemic in 2008. Since then the genre has exploded, and one of the better entries into this category was kickstarter success Flash Point. In Flash Point, players work together as a team of firefighters racing to rescue as many people as they can […]

A Game of Thrones: A Dance with Dragons

June 7, 2015

Dragons Not Included I’m not sure if this will be so much of a review, as a comment on how Fantasy Flight has chosen to deal with the expansions for the Game of Thrones board game. Hopefully it’s a little of both, but I may rant a little. Hopefully that’s okay. The Dance With Dragons […]

Vivajava: The Coffee Game

April 3, 2015

A Blend That’s Great, Even with Eight Vivajava is my hidden gem story. I ordered the game without really knowing how it worked. I just liked that it was about producing coffee. But low and behold, what I ended up with was a fantastic game that quickly became a hit among my group of friends. […]

Power Grid

March 15, 2015

A Renewable Resource of Great Gaming In the fast-moving popularity contest which exists within this hobby, it doesn’t take many years for a game to have lasted to be called a classic. In the case of Power Grid, which just had its 10th anniversary, it is a status that is well-earned, whether or not you […]

Ticket to Ride: Asia

February 15, 2015

A while back, Days of Wonders decided to start the Ticket to Ride map collection, providing new map experiences without requiring players to purchase entirely separate games, like they did previously with Europe, Nordic Countries, etc. Their first offering ventured into the exotic continent of Asia. The Asia Expansion includes a double-sided board with two […]

Dominant Species

February 8, 2015

Boardgaming Evolved For a long time there was a divide in the board gaming hobby between Eurogames with their economic designs and dry themes and American games with their more militaristic, aggressive nature. But every once in a while, a game with bring the two crashing together like a force of nature. Dominant Species is […]

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 […]

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 5: #10 – #1

July 7, 2014

About the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I have […]

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 4: #20 – #11

July 6, 2014

About the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I have […]