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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 ...

Wayfinders is set up and ready to play.  The tiles appear to represent different cities, and there are enough tiles to almost play two games with all different ones.

Board Game Reviews: Wayfinders

June 1, 2020

Finally, the day has come where your seaplane is ready for flight.  You can put on your goggles, start your propellers, and explore the neighboring islands to build your airstrips...

Two players make progress on their expeditions on their side of the board.  At the end of the round, players score points for the missions they attempted.

Board Game Reviews: Lost Cities

May 23, 2020

This week, we are taking a look at Lost Cities, an easy 2-player card game where competitors will be going on expeditions to remote places in the world to score points.  The twist...

Small World challenges player to dominate a world that's too small for everyone.  This is the board after a close 2-player game.

Board Game Reviews: Small World

May 15, 2020

It's a world of slaughter after all in the zany Days of Wonder board game Small World, designed by Philippe Keyaerts.  The fantasy-themed game has players control amazons, gian...

Istanbul is set up and ready to play.  The tiles don't have too many symbols, so the board is not busy.  In addition, the overview cards are very clear.  The only issue with the components is that some of the wooden pieces came chipped.

Board Game Reviews: Istanbul

May 9, 2020

As a merchant in the busy district of Istanbul, you will need to carefully manage your assistants to be more successful than other merchants.  You'll need to fill your wheelbarrow...

Players place building tiles in their boroughs to get income, reputation, and population in their city.

Board Game Reviews: Suburbia

May 2, 2020

Convert your small town into a thriving city. Build residential, civic, industrial, and commercial industries to get a larger population than all of the neighboring boroughs. This...

Donald X Vaccarino designed Dominion.  Published in 2008 by Rio Grande Games, Dominion is an essential game for anyone's collection.  It can be played with 2-4 players in less than an hour.

Board Game Reviews: Dominion

April 24, 2020

This week, I'm going to cut the suspense and start with my opinion of the game before going into more detail. Dominion is one of the best games of all time.  It gets an easy...

The board for Stone Age is set and ready to play.

Board Game Reviews: Stone Age

April 18, 2020

Travel back in time to the Stone Ages, where people wrote on tablets and built tools by hand.  In Stone Age, published by Z-MAN Games, players will place workers at various location...

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