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
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
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
CV Players: 2-4 Time: 60 minutes Times Played: ~10 Many hobby/strategy board games that we play take something old and familiar and breath new life into the concept. This doesn't necessarily make something good or bad but it helps bridge the gap from say Uno to Love Letter. If you combined Yahtzee and The Game… Continue reading CV Review
Loonacy Players: 2-5 Time: 5 - 8 minutes Times Played: 30+ Not every game needs a great depth of theme to be worth playing. It's nice to be able to just shut off your brain sometimes and just play a game. I made a mention of this when reviewing Blokus and I'm doubling down on… Continue reading Loonacy Review
Between Two Cities Players: 1 - 7 Time: 20 minutes Times Played:10 I have been a big fan of most Stonemeier productions and when I learned there was a short game that would fit a large group of people, I had to get my hands on it. Most of our games that were inclusive of… Continue reading Between Two Cities Review