Many games have a scoring track around the outer edge of the board. Of games that I have written about, Ticket to Ride, Castles of Burgundy, Terraforming Mars, Fresco, Sheepdogs of Pendleton Place, and Sailing Towards Osiris all feature a scoring track that borders the play area. This scoring track, besides being called a scoring… Continue reading What is…a Kramer bar?
A Few Acres of Snow Players: 2 Time: ~80 minutes Times Played: 8+ A Few Acres of Snow is a two-player game that pits the British against the French in the Québec and New England regions as they vie for control during the French and Indian War. Designed by Martin Wallace, this is a two-player deck… Continue reading A Few Acres of Snow Review
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Galaxy Trucker Players: 2-4 Time: ~60 minutes Times Played: 20+ Galaxy Trucker is a real-time delivery game, set in a world where you are an out-on-your-luck space trucker that has to resort to building their ship from the scrapyard from acclaimed designer Vlaada Chvatil. This is a chaotic, frustrating, and sometimes fun game. First, the basics.… Continue reading Galaxy Trucker Review
Worker placement games are easily Rachel's favorite type of board game and they fit into my top three, no doubt. The integrated theme and ability to perform multiple actions that can lead to victory make the games stand out against other mechanics. To me, the worker placement mechanic tends to be more harmonized with the… Continue reading What is…Worker Placement?
The Cave Players: 2-5 Time: ~60 minutes Times Played: 15+ I have mentioned this previously, but I love games that make me feel like I am fulfilling a role that I have never done or never will. Adam Kaluza has been able to provide that experience twice for me. First, with the more than excellent… Continue reading The Cave Review
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