Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

Customizing your dice rocks in Dice Forge!

Dice Forge board game

In Dice Forge players customize their dice throughout the game to make them more powerful as they compete to gain the most Glory points.

But it’s not all about the Glory points.

Players gain Gold, Sun Shards, Moon Shards, and Heroic Feat cards to increase their powers and influence their outcomes.

There are many reasons why we’ve had a blast playing Dice Forge.

 

Between Two Cities: Capitals expansion review

Between Two Cities: Capitals board game

One of our favorite tile-laying games in the last few years has been Between Two Cities by Stonemaier Games.

So when Stonemaier Games published an expansion for Between Two Cities earlier this year, I immediately put it on my “must play” list.

Does Between Two Cities: Capitals live up to my high hopes? Let’s find out.

 

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!

 

Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab game review

Exit The Game The Secret Lab game

Escape rooms have popped up all around the world in the last few years. They’re set up as entertainment venues that attract people of all ages. Families and friends venture into a trapped room and have to solve puzzles to escape within a designated time (typically 1 hour). Most such venues offer multiple themed rooms […]

 

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!

 

Create stained glass windows in Sagrada

Sagrada dice game

Stained glass windows are a beauty to behold. There aren’t many near where we live. But when we’ve visited historic cathedrals on trips, we’re always impressed by the amazing artistry of towering stained glass windows. In the new game, Sagrada, by Floodgate Games, you and your family and friends get the chance to build your […]

 

Now Boarding board game preview

Now Boarding board game

Now Boarding is a cooperative board game where players work together as pilots to get passengers to their final destinations before they get too angry.

The added twist to this cooperative game is that all players take all their turns at the same time!

Have you got what it takes to get everyone where they want to go?

 

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.

 

The new Word on the Street game review

Word on the Street board game

When we started reviewing family board games in 2009 a word game was published that we really loved – Word on the Street by Out of the Box Games.

Not being huge games of word games like Scrabble and Bananagrams, we were pleasantly surprised by Word on the Street.

Unfortunately, Out of the Box Games is no longer around to make more copies.

Fortunately though, Educational Insights is now publishing a new version of Word on the Street!