Archive for the ‘Card Games’ 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 […]

 

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.

 

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!

 

Abyss: Kraken expansion board game review

Abyss Kraken board game

Last week we reviewed one of our favorite board games in the last couple years – Abyss.

Well, we’re staying in the depths a little longer because we got a copy of Abyss: Kraken from Miniature Market earlier this year and it’s time to review it!

 

Abyss board game review

Abyss board game

Abyss was published in 2014 by Bombyx and immediately got a lot a buzz in the board game realms. Some of the buzz was about the game play. But most of the buzz was about the evocative artwork.

After taking a closer look, I added it to my ‘want to play’ list and anxiously awaited a chance to play it.

That chance first came for me at SaltCon 2016 – and I loved it!

 

Game Toppers full review

Game Toppers

A few weeks ago I shared a Q&A with Burky about the upcoming Game Toppers game tables.

Well, since then our Game Topper has arrived and we’ve played many games on it.

To cut to the chase, we love it!

 

Be the legend of the junkyard in Trash War

Trash War card game

From toasters and TV’s to moldy sardines and X-ray machines, all sorts of items are flying around the junkyard in Trash War.

But the items thrown around aren’t the only things that make the game feel like a free-for-all. The game flow itself feels like a cafeteria food fight.

When I was first introduced to Trash War last year, I was sure the game would be a hit with our teens. Since then I’ve introduced it to even more kids and teenagers and they’ve all had a blast playing.

 

Is Game of Trains just Rack-O on rails?

Game of Trains card game

Rack-O has been a favorite family card game of ours for a long time. It’s a simple game of getting your secret rack of cards in ascending numerical order while also messing with the other players’ cards to slow them down. The Game of Trains, a new card game by Brain Games, reminds us a […]

 

Karuba’s game insert even speeds up play

Insert Here Karuba game insert

It’s time to put another game insert from Insert Here to the test.

You may already know we’re fans of foam core game inserts. Not only do they keep the game components nicely organized, they’re also very light. So there’s hardly any added weight to the game box.

It’s even better when the game insert itself helps the game function more smoothly.

Well, that’s what Rob Searing (Insert Here) has done with the custom game insert for Karuba!