Archive for the ‘Board Games’ Category

Building water slides in Slide Blast is a blast!

Slide Blast board game

Ah, the joys of summer!

No school, no homework, and lots and lots of playing around.

What better way to enjoy a hot summer day than at a water park!

With various pools and lots of different water slides, water parks are a blast!

In Slide Blast, you get to build your own fun water slides. The longer the slide, the more points you’ll earn. You can also earn bonus points by helping other players extend their slide as well.

 

Let’s put some Legendary Inventors to the test!

Legendary Inventors board game

Who’s the best inventor of all time – Archimedes, Fibonacci, Pascal, Edison, or Franklin?

In Legendary Inventors you’ll get the chance to put them to the test.

I first got a chance to play Legendary Inventors at Gen Con 2016 just before it was released. It was one of the games I most enjoyed playing at the con and I was excited to get a copy for our family soon after.

Now that we’ve been able to play it more, we’re happy to finally share our thoughts.

 

Running with the Bulls = Dice Plinko

Running with the Bulls board game

As you might imagine, the theme of Running with the Bulls hearkens to the annual Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain where bulls are let loose to run through the town streets.

In the game Running with the Bulls, players have a team of Runners (dice) that scramble through the streets of El Toro trying not to get trampled by the Bulls (big red dice) and trying to end up in favorable locations at the end of town.

The game is played over 3 “Days” (rounds) and the same process is followed each round. The player with the most points after 3 rounds is the winner.

 

Braintopia is packed with fun challenges

Braintopia card game

One of the awesome benefits of playing family board games is the positive way it engages our minds.

From visual recognition and matching to deductive reasoning and strategic planning, there are a myriad of mental skills that board games engage.

A recently released game from Asmodee packs a real punch in getting players to exercise a ton of mental skills in a single game.

It’s time to exercise our brains in Braintopia!

 

Kulami board game review

Kulami board game

With a gazillion 2-player abstract board games available, it’s great to continue to find ones that offer unique game play and strike our fancy. And Kulami is one such game.

In 2013, Kulami was also a Mensa Select Winner along with Forbidden Desert (a family board game we also highly recommend).

Take a quick look and see if Kulami may be a great fit for your family as well.

 

Build your own kingdom in Kingdomino

Kingdomino board game

Kingdomino hits a sweet spot with its fun and unique tile-matching play.

If you’re familiar with our game reviews, you’ll know our family loves tile-laying games. We love building and watching landscapes grow as we play.

And Kingdomino is no exception. It’s a terrific tile-laying board game for families!

 

Best Board Games 2016 – Nominees are set!

The Dice Tower Awards

What are the best board games, card games, and dice games from 2016?

We may not be able to say yet because many are still yet to be played. But at least we know where to start.

That’s because the annual Dice Tower Award nominees are set.

 

Star Wars Rebellion – May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars: Rebellion board game

Every once in a while a game comes along that totally captures my attention.

Star Wars Rebellion is such a game!

It was released last year by Fantasy Flight Games and once again, the completely knocked it out of the park!

 

Ubongo, Tokaido, Onirim, oh my!

Ubongo digital game

We take a look at 3 new board games and card games that have gone digital: Ubongo Puzzle Challenge, Tokaido, and Onirim.

All 3 offer their own unique experience.

Are you up for a Tetris-like spacial challenge, a peaceful oriental journey, or a dreamscape solitaire game?

 

Immersed in Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

Mansions of Madness second edition board game

The line between physical board games and digital board games has been shattered by Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition!

It’s no longer “either/or” – now it’s completely both. That’s because the digital Mansions of Madness app is the only way to play the physical game.

In Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, players interact with both the physical game components as well as the digital app. Players use boards, cards, tokens, miniatures, and dice while the app unfolds the story before them.

It’s an immersive experience that pulls us in and keeps us wanting more.