Archive for the ‘Card Games’ Category

The GAME on Fire card game review

The Game card game

“Hey, how about we play The Game?”
“What game?”
“The Game?”
“Which game?”
“The Game!!”
“What are you talking about?”

If that sounds a lot like the Abbott and Costello gag about “Who’s on first?“, you’re not mistaken.

Naming aside, The Game is actually a pretty fun, light cooperative card game that’s great for families.

 

Get slap-happy with Happy Salmon

Happy Salmon party game

All the shouting, running around, and slapping of people playing Happy Salmon at the North Star Games booth at Gen Con 2016 easily caught my attention.

It’s a party-style game that has a way of pulling people in with its active and quick play.

In fact, reading our review of Happy Salmon may take longer than playing a game of Happy Salmon.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.