Liar’s Dice is a classic nongamer game. It’s easy to play. It’s portable. And it’s always fun--well, until you’re eliminated. But it’s short so even that doesn’t detract. Today’s review is Spoils of War by publisher Arcane Wonders and designers Jason Medina and Bryan Pope. It’s Liar’s Dice, but with set collection and bidding smooshed onto it. It’s pretty audacious to mess with a classic, so did Arcane Wonders roll the dice one too many times, or does our cup runneth over? Let’s find out!Read More
Don't worry, Tony Danza isn't lurking around the corner of this review. Today Jeremiah's taking a look at The Boss, from Blue Orange Games. The Boss is a bluffing and hidden-information game for 2-4 players. Players are gangsters looking for their shot to move up the ranks by making hits on cities across the country.
So is the Boss a made man, or does he wear cement shoes? Let's check it out!Read More
In today's review Jeremiah takes a look at Armadora, an area-control, filler game for 2-4 players. In a time where the Dwarves have amassed huge stores of gold, it's a full-on free-for-all as the Elves, Orcs, Goblins, and Mages want their (unearned) piece of the pie.
You, as a player, will take control of one of the four Factions trying to nab as much gold as you can by deploying your forces and trying to block others from getting in on your action.
So is Armadora worth a golden reputation? Or should you leaf this one alone? Let's find out!Read More
A few weeks ago our Instagram feeds were swamped with images of a beautiful dice game with gorgeous components. We found out the game was called Sagrada, from Floodgate Games. We soon had our own copies, and we were eager to see if this game played as great as it looks.
Sagrada is a dice-rolling, puzzly, thinker of a filler game. It plays 1-4 players in 30 minutes. (The time goes down with fewer players.) Players are competing to be the best stained glass artisan.
So, is Sagrada all it’s cracked up to be? Or is it a...pane? Let's find out!Read More
For today's review Jeremiahs looks at Dungeon Raiders. It's time to bluff, slash, grab, loot, dodge, and throw your friends under the bus. Or whatever functions as a bus in fantasy world. A troll? I dunno. This metaphor is falling apart... Dungeon Raiders is a lightweight, bluffing dungeon crawler that brings a lot of cutthroat co-operative skullduggery to the table.
So should you go skulking into the dungeon with your fellow raiders? Or is this game as exciting as a gelatinous cube? Let's find out!Read More
For today's review we're visiting another game in the Tiny Epic series from Gamelyn Games: Tiny Epic Galaxies. TEG follows Tiny Epic Kingdoms (see our review here) and Tiny Epic Defenders (see our review here). And just like Kingdoms and Defenders, Galaxies is not just a re-theming/re-skinning of one basic game. Kingdoms is a 4X game, Defenders is a co-op, and Galaxies is a....dice roller! Is Tiny Epic Galaxies out of this world, or should it be sent into a black hole? Let's take a look!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
Today Jeremiah reviews Onitama, Arcane Wonders' two-player game of martial arts tactics. Onitama was released during Origins Game Fair in 2016 and features quick play, simple mechanics, and deep strategy. So does Onitama win the tournament and get the girl? Or does it sweep the leg? Let's find out!Read More
This is it! It's time to take over the world and make your childhood mad-scientist dreams come true! Nefarious is a simultaneous-action, hand-management game for 2-6 players, that's going to take you anywhere from 20-30 minutes to play. It's from renowned Dominion designer Donald X. Vaccarino.
Is Nefarious an evil ploy to get you to play terrible games? Or is it an evil ploy to make every other game look horrible? Best read on to find out!Read More