Archive for the ‘Game Reviews’ Category

Like UNO? Try Piña Pirata

Piña Pirata card game

One of the most popular games on the planet is UNO. Everyone knows how to play UNO.

Of course, many people also like to mix it up a bit and throw in their own house rules to the game.

If you’re one of those people who like the simplicity of UNO, but also wish there was a bit more to it, you’re in luck.

Today we’re reviewing a game that’s like UNO with a twist. It’s call Piña Pirata by iello!

 

Great Board Game Inserts

Insert Here game insert King of Tokyo

With Christmas quickly approaching, many families are looking to get awesome family board games for their family to enjoy together. Like them, we’re also anticipating a number of new games under our Christmas tree this year. Yet with that happy thought, we also have another thought – where will we put them? With limited shelf space, we’re regularly looking for […]

 

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battles – The Monster Box of Monsters cooperative game review

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Monster Box of Monsters board game

One of our favorite cooperative board games from last year is Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle.

We really enjoy working together as Hogwarts heroes to defeat the Villains before they can take control of Potter-world locations.

So when we heard USAopoly was publishing an expansion called The Monster Box of Monsters, we were anxious to give it a go.

 

Oh, Captain! bluffing game review

Oh Captain bluffing game

Oh Captain is a quick bluffing game for a wide audience. In the game players try to keep the most valuable Loot for themselves by stealing coins, stealing cards, mutiny, and bluffing.

 

Photosynthesis is more than just pretty trees

Photosynthesis board game

If you know someone who thinks board games are as fun as watching trees grow, how about challenging them to a new board game where you watch trees grow!

Ha – wouldn’t that be fun!

Board games come in all shapes and sizes and cover an unending array of themes. So having a game about growing trees isn’t really too surprising. But making such a game good is another matter.

We’re happy to report that Photosynthesis is a fantastic board game!

 

A Dog’s Life family board game review

A Dog's Life board game

Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a dog?

Well, now there’s a good option for seeing life through the eyes of a dog in the new family board game, A Dog’s Life!

A Dog’s Life let’s players take on the role of a dog when they step away from their master for a bit of fun. They’ll roam the neighborhood, beg in restaurants, deliver newspapers, search through trash cans, drink from fountains, piddle on lamp posts, and bury bones all while staying clear of the dog catcher.

 

Board Game Gift Guide 2017!

Dr Eureka board game

Are you ready to find some great board games for your family and friends?

It’s time again for our annual Board Game Gift Guide so you can find the perfect game gift!

This year’s Board Game Gift Guide includes 38 great game ideas!

 

The kingdom continues in Queendomino

Queendomino board game

Queendomino is a colorful tile-laying game that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

While Queendomino isn’t an expansion to Kingdomino, both games can be joined together to create even larger kingdoms or play with more players. But that’s just an extra bonus.

Queendomino is a stand-alone game that gets big thumbs up in its own right.

 

Customizing your dice rocks in Dice Forge!

Dice Forge board game

In Dice Forge players customize their dice throughout the game to make them more powerful as they compete to gain the most Glory points.

But it’s not all about the Glory points.

Players gain Gold, Sun Shards, Moon Shards, and Heroic Feat cards to increase their powers and influence their outcomes.

There are many reasons why we’ve had a blast playing Dice Forge.

 

Between Two Cities: Capitals expansion review

Between Two Cities: Capitals board game

One of our favorite tile-laying games in the last few years has been Between Two Cities by Stonemaier Games.

So when Stonemaier Games published an expansion for Between Two Cities earlier this year, I immediately put it on my “must play” list.

Does Between Two Cities: Capitals live up to my high hopes? Let’s find out.