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Mascarade

July 12, 2017

Our hobby is filled with games of all sorts, designed for many different situations. And while sometimes its great to have a battle of strategies between a few friends in a deep, complex brain-burner, its also nice to just have a great time with a large group of people. That’s where Mascarade comes in. Mascarade […]

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 […]

Pit

June 20, 2016

This gaming hobby has exploded in the past decade, with hundreds of new games being released yearly in all types of categories. Gamers are obsessed with the newest and shiniest additions to the hobby. But every once in a while when we tear our eyes away from the shiny glare of the “new”, we notice […]

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 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 […]

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 3: #30-#21

July 5, 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 2: #40-#31

July 4, 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 1: #50-#41

July 3, 2014

Introduction to 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 […]

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 Seaside: Harbouring Dominion’s Best

September 15, 2013

The year following Dominion’s release, the expansions already started coming. First there was Intrigue, which had some good cards but was really just more of the same. Then came Seaside, which remains to this day one of Dominion’s best expansions and contains many of my favourite cards out of the entire series. Seaside showed the […]

Dominion – Intrigue: Intriguing Possibilities

August 12, 2013

Dominion has a massive reputation in the board gaming world for being highly innovative and influential. However, it Is also known for something else: expansions. Perhaps the only other game that has a bigger reputation when it comes to massive amounts of expansions is Carcassonne. Like most games, Dominion began its expansion run in the […]