Archive for the ‘Cooperative Games’ Category
Pandemic is one of the first board games we reviewed because it’s such a great family board game. It was the first cooperative board game we ever played and was an instant hit in our family. So when the expansion, Pandemic: On the Brink, came along, we didn’t wait long to buy a copy of the game. And we’re very happy to have it.
We caught a video segment today about board games from one of our family’s favorite internet sensations: Rhett and Link
They’ve talked about board games before on their YouTube show, “Good Mythical Morning”. But this recent video clip from “The Mythical Show” is called “Most Complicated Board Game Ever” and it’s just begging to be watched.
We’re still hooked on Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition.
While we may not be playing it as regularly as we did in January after we first got the game and posted a video review on it, it’s still set up on a table in our basement – just begging us to play.
And since we bought the Conversion Kit, there’s even more fun with all the new heroes and monsters that are added to the game.
Board game expansions are becoming a much more common occurrence with modern board games. Look back just a decade and you won’t see many board game expansions. Sure Monopoly has spawned a ton of different versions, but they aren’t considered expansions. They’re just re-theming the same game and each game plays as a stand-alone.
Which board game expansions are worth getting?
Are you ready to find out what the best board games and card games are from 2012?
While we don’t quite have that answer for you yet, we do have the list of nominations. And it’s quite the list!
How on earth can we say which are the best?
There’s no way to play them all. So for that, we turn to game reviews and players around the world. And we’ve found the best compilation comes from The Dice Tower Awards.
Here’s the list of nominations for Best Board Games of 2012.
I love it when I’m flipping through the newspaper while I eat breakfast and come across an article on board games! Even when it covers something I know well – like today’s article on the Family Benefits of Board Games – it’s just great to see it published for more people to come to understand.
Are you ready to play a bunch of board games and card games on International Tabletop Day this Saturday, March 30?
We’re ready to have some fun with family and friends – hanging out and having fun playing all sorts of games.
I don’t think we’ve had a board game that our boys have begged me to play as much as Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd edition). It has been such a hit at our house that I have many praises for the game!
But the biggest praise is that my boys are eager to spend time with me playing the game. They’re chomping at the bit to play as soon as I get home from work or the instant we finish dinner.
There’s a lot of great stuff happening in the family board game world.
(Of course we think that anything that gets your family together is something great.)
But there are a few things we’ve heard about board games recently that have us really excited.
What a year for games!
In 2012 we played a ton of different board games, card games, dice games, and party games – 128 to be exact!
That’s a lot of games.
At the start of last year I set a goal to play over 100 different games. For each of the 2 previous years, I had played 98 different games. So I set the goal to get over the 100 mark in 2012.