Grace P.  (She/Her)
Staff Board Game Reviewer

Grace grew up playing the classic family and children’s games. She always loved games, but didn’t know there was a whole world of modern board gaming until 2009. In general, she considers herself a Euro snob, but upon closer inspection of her collection, there are plenty of other types of games that have snuck in. She has to play as the color red (or as close to it as possible), otherwise the wrong pieces will be moved. Although board gaming is her primary hobby, she also enjoys cooking, seeing musicals, and bowling. She lives in California’s Central Valley with her husband, who happily plays games with her, and her two dogs, who are terrible gaming partners. You can follow her on Twitter (@iamgrace) where she is often mistagged.

Grace P.
Staff Board Game Reviewer
 

Articles by Grace P.

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Call to Adventure Board Game
 
3.0
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated May 21, 2019 1736   0

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Whether it’s spending hours staring at a character creation screen or rolling dice for just the right stats, there’s something about creating your own character that is so satisfying. You can’t help but wonder where that character will go and what story will unfold along the way. Call to Adventure gives you the opportunity to distill hours of storytelling while comfortably fitting into a weeknight evening.
Ascension: Deliverance
 
3.5
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated April 08, 2019 3098   0

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Everyone loves trilogies. Lord of Rings. Star Wars. Fifty Shades of Grey. You know, the classics. Deliverance is the third in the Insight trilogy of Ascension games, giving you something new, something borrowed, and something Pasythea. How does Insight play out in this version? Let’s start with the latter.
Shards of Infinity: Relics of the Future
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated April 08, 2019 3773   0
I scoffed when Shards of Infinity came out last year. Despite my love for Ascension, the idea of it becoming a PvP game seemed silly. Besides, there were already other games that did that and I wasn’t a fan. However, soon after playing Shards of Infinity, my reaction of “Why?” immediate changed to “More!”. Everything in the system worked. You have the standard attack values that you aim at an opponent of your choice, but the mastery system is what made the game sing. The decisions as to how your deck became more nuanced than simply get more money,...
Chronicles of Crime Board Game
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated February 03, 2019 2091   0

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When I was a kid, I was part of a very elite crime unit consisting of myself and the kid who lived down the street. Despite never actually solved any mysteries, we were fully committed to the Detectives Club and the secret handshake we made up to go with it. Thankfully, there have been a host of mystery/deduction games recently that have allowed me to don my metaphorical deerstalker cap and imagine life as a brilliant detective. (Or, as my scores often reveal, not-so-brilliant.)
Ascension Delirium
 
4.5
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated April 15, 2019 2568   0

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If there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze me in Ascension, it’s the innovation that keeps emerging after 13 sets. The latest standalone expansion, Delirium, does what Ascension does best: reinvigorates some old mechanics while adding a few new trappings. I was trepidatious about these new features, especially after the previous release being rather lackluster, but it turns out that the Stoneblade team knows better than me.
Arkham Horror Card Game
Staff Blogs E ecargo Updated January 07, 2019 3840   0
Like many, I grew up playing games with my family. Rummy 500 was my family’s bread and butter, but many other games crossed our table over the years. Games were a social activity; a way to bond and spend time together. When I got into the hobbyist side of games almost 10 years ago, I scoffed at the notion of playing games solo. Why would I want to do that? I have plenty of solitary activities I can do. Besides, playing a board game by yourself seemed kind of sad. Sure, I gave the original Thunderstone solo mode a...
Everdell
 
3.5
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated January 24, 2019 3278   0

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More than just good looks?
Thunderstone Quest
 
5.0
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated January 28, 2019 2444   0

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Your table isn't ready for this sprawl.
Captive Graphic Novel Adventures Volume #1 Review
 
5.0
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated January 28, 2019 2545   0

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A Page-Turner.
Space Base Board Game
 
4.0
Board Game Reviews E ecargo Updated January 28, 2019 2737   0

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Elon Musk: The Dice Game
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