Archive for the ‘Card Games’ Category

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?

 

Control card game review

Control card game

You’re a time traveler caught in a rupture in spacetime and displaced outside time. And to add to your worries, your time machine has been drained of fuel.

So you must refuel your time machine using Fuel Cells to escape the rupture.
Yet only one time traveler will be able to do so.

So if you don’t want to be lost outside time, you better be the one to close the rupture and escape.

That’s the premise in a new card game by Keymaster Games called Control.

 

Get your game boxes in order

Insert Here game insert Scoville

Our experience with Insert Here game inserts have been fantastic.

One of the things we love the most about them is how light they are. Since they’re made of foam core material, they don’t add any weight to the game itself. And when you’re talking about a game with tons of components, no additional weight is a great thing.

Another element we love across the board with all their inserts is how quick it makes both game set up and take down.

 

The Joke’s On You!

Machi Koro card game inside

It’s like an April Fool’s joke on unsuspecting families.

We see an enticing board game sitting on the shelf and think of the great stuff packed inside.

But when we open our new game box, it’s mostly empty space.

What a disappointment!

Sure the game may be very fun to play, but we still carry a feeling of being tricked.

 

Another great SaltCon gaming weekend!

SaltCon 2017

Last weekend I spent many, many fun hours playing board games at our local board game convention — SaltCon. And once again, SaltCon reached record attendance — hitting 1,359! Not too shabby for just being the 9th year. This year SaltCon was extended one day so those wish to play a lot of games would have […]

 

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.

 

What will you do with your 3 Wishes?

3 Wishes card game

Do you ever wish you had a wish-granting genie?

I’m sure we’ve all let ourselves get carried away with imagining a genie magically appearing and granting us 3 wishes.

What would we wish for? Would it be fame and fortune? Or would you go straight for world peace?

In the recently released card game, 3 Wishes, by Passport Studios you may have a chance to get all 3.

 

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.