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Compounded set up for three players.

Board Game Reviews: Compounded

August 13, 2020

Compounded is a game about trading elements and collecting the correct combination of them to build compounds. Building compounds will score points, upgrade your laboratory, a...

The box cover for Quadropolis is just one example of the great artwork in the game. This is a standard that Days of Wonder strives to hit in all of their games.

Board Game Reviews: Quadropolis

August 6, 2020

This week, we look at another Days of Wonder game, Quadroplis, designed by Francois Gandon. Quadropolis is a city-building game where players take the role of mayor and try to buil...

A 2-player game of Azul Stained Glass of Sintra during the middle of the game.

Board Game Reviews: Azul Stained Glass of Sintra

July 29, 2020

This week, I am reviewing a game that I got by accident.  I considering purchasing the regular Azul game, but I ended up buying Azul's sequel, Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra, instead.  Both are stand alone games published by Plan B G...

A young Taylor Swift poses for the camera. Swift parallels her earlier works on

Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is an alternative tour-de-force

July 24, 2020

Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album, “folklore” was released on Friday, July 24, and she has the whole world talking. Rather than choosing a traditional album roll-out, S...

As Swift releases a new album, her past discography is ranked, examining the high and lows of her musical career.

A comprehensive ranking of every Taylor Swift album

July 23, 2020

Tonight, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, “folklore.” Here is a comprehensive ranking of all of her previous albums, from her self-titled debu...

A game of Dominion using only kingdom cards from the Dominion Intrigue expansion.

Board Game Reviews: Dominion Intrigue

July 22, 2020

Dominion is one of my favorite games of all time and one of the few games that received a 10 out of 10 rating.  It has many expansions and we're about to take a look at the first...

The box cover for the second edition of Kingsburg.  The game is designed by Andrea Chiarvesio and Luca Iennaco and published by Z-MAN Games.

Board Game Reviews: Kingsburg

July 12, 2020

Kingsburg is under attack, and you must prove your worth as you influence the king's advisors and build up your strength to defeat monsters every winter.  You'll need to get the...

7 Wonders Duel is played over three ages.  This is the game at the start of the third age.

Board Game Reviews: 7 Wonders Duel

July 3, 2020

7 Wonders is an extremely popular game, but this week, we are looking at a 2-player version of the game, 7 Wonders Duel.  To be clear, 7 Wonders does have a 2-player variant,...

Five Tribes is setup and ready to play.  The colorful game components make the game pop and stand out.

Board Game Reviews: Five Tribes

June 27, 2020

As you enter the Land of 1001 Nights, news spreads that the Sultan recently died.  That means that control of Naquala is up for grabs, but you must maneuver the five tribes before...

Each building in your town scores points as indicated by the corresponding card in the building row.  In addition, you want to avoid empty spaces because they are worth negative points.

Board Game Reviews: Tiny Towns

June 20, 2020

Designed by Peter McPherson and published by Alderac Entertainment, Tiny Towns is a city-building game where 1-6 players compete to build the best town.  Players take turns bein...

The box cover for Clank looks great and previews the game theme.

Board Game Reviews: Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure

June 12, 2020

As one of the greatest burglars of all time, your friends and you are sneaking into the dragon's dungeon to steal artifacts and loot.  But, you have to be careful because one...

The Settlers of Catan is strategy board game, where players must utilize their resources to build roads, settlements, and cities.

Board Game Reviews: The Settlers of Catan

June 8, 2020

Designed by Klaus Teuber, The Settlers of Catan is one of the most popular board games that exist. It’s a gateway level game, meaning that you don't have to be experienced to ...

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