Posts Tagged ‘dice’

3 days of gaming ahead – ready for SaltCon!

SaltCon 2017

Once February rolls around, I get a little anxious.

It’s not because I don’t know what to get my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. But rather because I can hardly wait for SaltCon in just a few weeks!

SaltCon is a board game convention in Salt Lake City, Utah for anyone who enjoys playing games. And it keeps getting bigger every year.

For me it means 3 steady days of playing tons of games and reconnecting with tons of friends. So I can’t wait!

 

Time to divide the Spoils of War

Spoils of War dice game

The first time I saw a version of Liar’s Dice was in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Will challenges Davy Jones to a game aboard the Flying Dutchman to find the location of the key to the Dead Man’s Chest.

With it being such a common game, you’d think I would have encountered it long before seeing that movie. But I hadn’t.

Since then though, I’ve come across a number of iterations of Liar’s Dice.

The latest iteration of the game was published last year by Arcane Wonders called Spoils of War.

 

Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City adds a lot more variety to an already fun game

Machi Koro Bright Lights Big City card game

Machi Koro is a family card and dice 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 building Landmarks in their city. The first player to complete all of their Landmarks wins the game.

The exact same thing can be said for Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City.

So why do we like this new game so much more?

We’re happy to tell you why.

 

Race to the top in Dicey Peaks

Dicey Peaks

As I look out our front window at the snowy peaks along the Wasatch Range, I’m sure glad there aren’t any Yetis around here. Because if there were, it would make our winter snowshoeing in the mountains a bit more treacherous.

My opinion is quite different when it comes to Yetis in the new, fun dice game Dicey Peaks by Calliope Games. Bring on the Yetis!

 

Great Board Game Inserts

Insert Here game insert King of Tokyo

With Christmas quickly approaching, many families are looking to get awesome family board games for their family to enjoy together. Like them, we’re also anticipating a number of new games under our Christmas tree this year. Yet with that happy thought, we also have another thought – where will we put them? With limited shelf space, we’re regularly looking for […]

 

Board Game Gift Guide 2017!

Dr Eureka board game

Are you ready to find some great board games for your family and friends?

It’s time again for our annual Board Game Gift Guide so you can find the perfect game gift!

This year’s Board Game Gift Guide includes 38 great game ideas!

 

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.

 

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 […]

 

Dice City Review and Giveaway!

Dice City family game

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.”