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America Trivia Party Game Review

America board game box

How long is the Golden Gate Bridge?
What’s the annual attendance at Disneyland?
People in which state listen to Christmas music the most?
When did Butch Cassidy form the Wild Bunch?
How many movies did Ronald Reagan appear in?

You may not know the answers to these questions. But that’s perfectly okay in the new trivia party game America by Bezier Games.

Because in America close counts!

 

Press Your Luck in Mythe

Mythe children's board game

Do your kids love pop-up books?

You know, the ones that have cool features that fold out as you turn the pages through a story book?

Well now you and your kids can play a fun press-your-luck board game that has a pop-up game board as the central feature.

The game is called Mythe and it’s from Passport Game Studios and LudiCreations.

I came across the game at Gen Con 2016 and thought it looked like a great family game that even young kids can enjoy.

 

12 Great Games for Your Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away.

So there’s no time to waste in finding something to give your sweetheart.

Of course, if you’re on this board game site, odds are high that you’re looking for something game related.

With that in mind, here are 12 suggestions of fun board games and cards games to play with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

 

It’s all rainbows & unicorns playing Unicorn Glitterluck

Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Crystals children's board game

Have you ever dreamed of being a colorful unicorn bouncing from cloud to cloud and sliding down rainbows while collecting pink cloud crystals?

You may not have. But if you have a young daughter, chances are high that she’s had such a dream.

With HABA’s Unicorn Glitterluck you can now make that dream a reality!

No doubt it’s super cute. But is it worth having on your game shelves?

 

Crazy Karts is chaotic kart racing!

Crazy Karts board game

When I heard Crazy Karts from Portal Games was like Mario Kart in board game form, I could hardly contain my excitement. Now was our chance to battle it out on the table instead of the screen!

I finally bought a copy of Crazy Karts at the Portal Games booth at Gen Con 2016.And since the game can play up to 8 players, I wanted our first experience to be a full one – and a Guys Game Night was the perfect chance for it.

So now that we’ve taken Crazy Karts through its paces, the big question is – does it live up to my grand expectations?

Let’s see.

 

Set Sail with some Vikings on Board

Vikings on Board board game

In Vikings on Board, players maneuver for control of the many ships docked in the harbor to score points from supplies once a ship sets sail. It’s an action-selection game where turn-order changes every round and players alter the state of the game with every choice.

If you like a little chaos mixed in with your choices, then Vikings on Board may be just the family board game you’re after.

 

Get Rich Quick ain’t no Monopoly!

Get Rich Quick board game

When I first saw Get Rich Quick at the FoxMind booth at Gen Con 2016, the ever-popular Monopoly board game quickly came to mind.

The great news is that it didn’t take long for me to realize Get Rich Quick is a far cry from Monopoly. In fact, there’s hardly any resemblance at all to Monopoly other than there’s a board and paper money.

And no one is trying to bankrupt anyone else!

The even better news is Get Rich Quick has been a lot of fun to play!

 

Onitama – 2 player strategic fun

Onitama board game

Onitama is a fantastic board game the entire family can enjoy!

The game play is super simple, yet requires strategic thinking.

It has chess-like elements and feel, but the play time is short.

It doesn’t require any reading, yet demands spacial understanding.

The options for movement each game are limited, but the variability is huge.

And the game can be quite addicting.

 

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle is great fun

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle card game

When we first heard about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, we got excited.

After all, we love cooperative games. We enjoy deck-building games. And we love Harry Potter!

So the thought of having all those elements combines into a game was wonderful to hear.

It also created very high expectations.

The big question was – could it live up to our high hopes?

Well, it’s time to find out…

 

Best Board Games of 2016

2017

What are the Best Board Games of 2016 for families?

After playing more than 180 different games in 2016 we’re ready to make the call.

Total number of game plays = 449
Total number of new games played = 131

That’s right, I played about as many “new to me” games in 2016 as I did total games in 2015.

We also posted 57 game reviews during 2016 – the most we’ve ever done in 1 year!

Here are the 7 games we consider the best board games of 2016.