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The Ticket to Ride Europe 1912 expansion includes new destination tickets and a

Board Game Reviews: Ticket to Ride Europe 1912

September 24, 2020

This week, we are going to look at a small expansion to an excellent game, Ticket to Ride Europe. If you aren't familiar with the rules of any Ticket to Ride game, you should re...

Star Realms is a game published by White Wizard Games. It was designed by Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle.

Board Game Reviews: Star Realms

September 17, 2020

It's a duel to conquer the cosmos. Ready your ships and bases for combat and be prepared to recruit ships for your fleet. You'll also have to choose which alliances to invest i...

The middle of a game of Lords of Waterdeep.

Board Game Reviews: Lords of Waterdeep

September 10, 2020

Take the role of a powerful lord and send out your agents to recruit adventurers. Your adventurers complete your quests, which affect your influence over Waterdeep. However, new...

During the game, players connect roads, cities, and fields as they place tiles and build Carcassonne.

Board Game Reviews: Carcassonne

September 4, 2020

This week, we're going to take a look at a popular game: Carcassonne, designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and currently published by Z-Man Games. Up to five players can play Carcassonne,...

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 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...

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