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
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
Today we're taking a look at Knot Dice, the new project from Matthew O'Malley. You can check out the Kickstarter campaign right here.
Knot Dice is a set of Celtic-patterned custom dice that includes rules for several different games you can play with the dice. These games range from 1-3 players. But you can add more players with another set of dice. The dice are a great pearly green with each side featuring a different piece of a pattern that interconnects with other pieces of the pattern.
Here's how the games work!Read More
Welcome to this week's installment of Kickstarter Weekly. We hope wherever you're reading from is much warmer than the blustery Midwest where I (Jeremiah) am. Our current wind-chill advisory is in the -10 to -20 range. This is what we like to call perfect board game weather! Nothing better than to pour yourself some hot chocolate, put some nice hot soup on the stove, and bundle up and sit at the table with a new board game!
With that being said, let's jump in and see what's cooking on Kickstarter!Read More
The gaming world appears -at least from an "outsiders" point of view- to revolve around a select few titles. You know the ones we're talking about, the "gateway" games, for the sake of conversation, let's say they are:
- Settlers of Catan
- Ticket to Ride