Today Firestone reviews Dungeon Petz, a heavy worker-placement game from publisher Czech Games and designer Vlaada Chvatil. In a flash of inspiration, you've decided to open a pet shop in town. Unfortunately, a bunch of other imps had the same flash, so now you're all competing. In each of the five Rounds you'll send out imps to gather the necessary supplies for your endeavor. If your pets don't break out of their cages, disappear into another dimension, or poop themselves into despair, you just might earn enough money to make this thing work!
So is Dungeon Petz all it's crapped up to be? Or is it just a steaming pile...? Let's find out!Read More
Hey gang! Well, it's here Valentine's Day! Sure, it seems like we just celebrated Christmas, but 2017 is in full swing and we're midway through February. And with that comes the exchanging of mushy sentiment with your belovedRead More
So. If you've been listening to our podcast you may remember a certain announcement that I (Jeremiah) made concerning our growing family. That's right. My wife and I were expecting a baby to come along in mid-March.Read More
We can't believe it's been a year since we last posted our Top 10 list of 2015. Tempus fugit. (Which means "Time is Italian," we think.) This year Jeremiah and I each offered up five games that we played in 2016. We tried to stick to games that came out in 2016, but sometimes a game actually came out in late 2015, or wasn't broadly available until 2016. Ergo ipso facto: These are the best, newish games we played in 2016. Also, there are some games we just didn't get a chance to play. We wanted to try Star Wars Rebellion, and Inis, and Great Western Trail, and so many others. They might be on the list if we'd played it, but we just didn't!
As a bonus, we asked you, our readers, to weigh in, too, so we have a separate Top 5 Readers list, too. Without further ado, let's look at the best board games from 2016!Read More
Last week we reviewed the physical edition of Colt Express, so today we're taking a look at the new digital edition of Colt Express. It's available for Steam, Android, and iOS, and costs between $4.99 and $6.99, depending on format. We're not going to go over the basic rules or gameplay, since we already did that in the review of the physical game. But the digital edition adds plenty of new stuff to talk about--including Let's check it out!Read More
Last week we reviewed Broom Service, which won the Kennerspiel des Jahres last year. So today we thought we'd stick with that theme and review the 2015 Spiel des Jahres winner: Colt Express. It's a hand-management and card-programming game with some serious take-that aspects--designed by Christophe Raimbault and published by Ludonaute/Asmodee. It's for 2-6 players, and plays in 45-60 minutes. So is Colt Express a rip-snortin' good time, or a steaming pile of mule fritters? Let's find out!Read More
Today Jeremiah reviews Royals, from designer Peter Hawes and publisher Arcane Wonders. It's a game of political influence in Victorian-era Europe that has players vying to influence the most powerful nobles in the land in order to score the most victory points. So does Royals sit on the throne of my game shelf, or is it just a court jester? Let's find out!
the throne of my game shelf, or is it just a court jester? Let's find out!Read More