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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.

 

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.

 

Mysterium and Potion Explosion Digital reviews

Mysterium digital board game

Earlier this week we shared our review of the fun cooperative deduction board game, Mysterium. And back in December we shared our review of the fun family board game, Potion Explosion.

Today we’re happy to share our reviews of the recently released digital implementation of both games!

 

Mysterium is an awesome cooperative mystery

Mysterium board game

Many people have compared Mysterium to a mash up of Clue and Dixit: Clue because of the mystery of trying to discover a person, place, and thing and Dixit because of the bizarre and evocative imagery on the cards.

But even that comparison can’t quite capture the essence of the game.

Because one of the differing aspects of Mysterium is that it’s a cooperative deduction game – everyone either wins or loses together.

Everyone we’ve played Mysterium with has loved it. And we’re more than happy to tell you why.

 

First Orchard brings back the fun in picking fruit

First Orchard children's board game

Picking fruit from its natural source can be hard work; but when done with family and friends it can be a very enjoyable experience.

In HABA’s First Orchard, part of the My Very First Games series, you get to tap into the fun aspect of picking fruit as a family.

It’s a promising theme, but does this children’s game deliver the fun?

 

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 […]

 

Acting silly in Action Princesses is encouraged!

Action Princesses children's game

Kids love to play pretend.

One of the many scenarios I commonly find my daughter pretending is being a princess.

She loves to dress up and have us play together.

In Action Princesses by Haywire Group, she can take control of a princess and together we can save her castle from a “mean ‘ol dragon” all while dancing, laughing and acting silly.

 

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.

 

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.