Archive for the ‘Dice Games’ Category
The best board games, card games, dice games, family games, and party games of 2015 have now been awarded!
Just a couple days ago, on July 9, The Dice Tower announced the winners of the Dice Tower Awards — the annual crowing of the best board games published.
With thousands of new games published each year, there’s always so many great games to choose from.
This past week I’ve played a lot of Memoir ’44.
And I’ve loved every minute of it!
Those that are familiar with our reviews will know that Memoir ’44 is one of my favorite board games. And it’s my most-played 2-player board game.
Since I first played Memoir ’44 with my buddies, we’ve held an annual D-Day Commemoration game night around June 6.
I always look forward to it and have yet to be disappointed.
What are the best board games and card games from 2015?
We’ll soon find out because the annual Dice Tower Awards are upon us.
The annual awards recognize the best board games published every year and the 2015 nominees were just announced.
Over 4,000 new board games, card games, dice games, and party game are published each year. So finding the best board games and card games takes a bit of time.
Lucky for you, board game reviewers from around the world take part in The Dice Tower Awards.
Check out this year’s nominees!
Playing Steampunk Rally reminds me of building crazy contraptions with LEGOs as a kid and racing them around the room.
Sure they could have some wheels hooked on like you’d expect in a race car. But wheels weren’t required because I’d just imagine they were rocket-propelled and could fly instead.
And I could lose a part here or there and it wouldn’t really matter because I’d adjust and keep on flying.
If you’ve ever done such imaginary races, then you’ll have a good feel for what it’s like to play Steampunk Rally.
How do you carry your board games when you’re heading out somewhere else to play?
We’ve used a variety of options when going away for a family vacation, extended family gathering, or off to game night — such as plastic totes, cloth bags, and standard duffle bags.
Some of those options severely limit the amount of games we can take and don’t protect the games very well.
But recently we found out about The Game Canopy, by Level 3B, and now the issue is solved!
After a couple great days at SaltCon, I was looking forward to one final day of fun.
So with just a few hours of sleep, I was happily diving back into action before the main gaming hall opened.
Knowing it was the final day of SaltCon, I had to make the most of the day playing games at the top of my want-to-play list. And there were still many people I was hoping to meeting up with before the end of the con. It would be a busy and fun day!
After a full Day 1 at SaltCon 2016 into the wee hours, I headed to my hotel room for a few hours of sleep before diving back into many more tabletop games on Day 2.
Of course, in addition to playing games, I took more time on Friday to visit with the exhibitors in the game hall and talk to publishers and game designers. I also perused the Game Swap area every now and then for a hidden game gem.
After the main game hall opened that morning, I once again found a couple friends and we headed for the Hot Games area.
Now on to mini game reviews of the 11 games I played on Day 2!
This past weekend I joined in with 1,124 others to play a ton of board games at SaltCon 2016.
The board game convention, SaltCon was held this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and I was happy I could attend all 3 days this year. I made sure to get the time off work as well as the time away from home. That way I could completely immerse myself in the fun and play as late as I wanted every night.
Now that I’ve rested up a bit, it’s time to look back on all the fun.
It’s time to build the best city around!
As the name so aptly describes, Dice City is a game about building your city using dice.
If you saw our review of Machi Koro last week, you may be thinking, “Didn’t I just read a review about a city-building dice game?”
While the short answer is “Yes”, the long answer is “We’ve got another game for you to check out – Dice City.”
Machi Koro is a quick family game where players compete to build their cities to become the largest in the region.
Players do this by rolling dice, collecting money, buying establishments, and ultimately building 4 landmarks. Because the first player to complete all 4 of their landmarks wins the game.