Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 797 0
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, released in 2008 by Fantasy Flight Games, took our site by storm. Described by the publisher as "an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival," it did not disappoint. Although it may not have been the first hidden traitor game, it's initial popularity certainly conrtibuted to the many subsequent hidden traitor games designed and released over the next decade.
Analysis J Jackwraith Updated December 05, 2018 1626 0
The definition of what a deckbuilder should be.
Analysis SI san il defanso Updated December 03, 2018 1345 0
Without much fanfare, 2018 marked the 40th edition of the Speil des Jahres. There are now forty games that have had the title of Game of the Year bestowed upon them by German-speaking board game critics, and the winner can expect to become one of the best-selling games in the world.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 735 0
Cosmic Encounter has been around since 1977, making it older than many of you reading this. A 42nd Anniversary Edition was just recenly released by Fantasy Flight Games. Cosmic Encounter may be the game that appears most frequently in our Top Five thread in Trash Talk. But what do you think of it? Do you have a favorite edition? Which expansions do you add? What do you leave out? Do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 627 0
Its the day after Thanksgiving, and yesterday, after clearing the plates from our feast, our family played Scattergories, Cockroach Poker and Heck Meck. When I was a kid, it would have been Monolpoly, Dominos or Blackjack. In later years these games were replaced by Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary. The games we play after holiday feasts may have changed, but the fun we have hasn't. Do you play games with family on Thanksgiving? If so what do you play?
Analysis J Jackwraith Updated November 20, 2018 945 0
Assault of the Giants is a solid game based on a well-known IP. Why wasn't it more popular?
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 985 0
Power Grid, designed by Friedemann Friese was published way back in 2004. It is still going strong with it's most recent expansion, Power Grid: Fabled Expansion, released in 2017. It's been called a crayon rail game without the crayons, an auction game, a train game without the trains. Whatever you call it, do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?
Rants & Raves MT Matt Thrower Updated November 07, 2018 1723 1
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage provided one of the most memorable gaming sessions of my life. Since the mid game, my Carthaginian armies had dominated the board thanks to a blend of luck and skill. In the final turn, Rome's only hope was an instant victory by taking Carthage itself. He duly built a big invasion stack and in response, I drew forces back to protect Africa.
Up Your Game S Sagrilarus Updated October 29, 2018 1097 0
This Summer I moved for the first time in 22 years. That's a long time, especially when the house you're moving from has ample storage. I don't recommend houses with ample storage, as it's likely you'll use it, and that's not doing you any favors. This is particularly true when your hobby requires big clunky boxes of different sizes to be kept over extended periods of time.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated February 19, 2019 917 0
Talisman the Magical Quest Game, desgined by Bob Harris was published in 1983 and has been a much loved and a much loathed game ever since. I once asked Mr. Harris if he had a choice, would he rather be remembered as "Robert J. Harris, the author," or "Bob Harris the designer of Talisman?" He answered that although he didn't expect to be remembered at all, that one of his great pleasures was recieving letters from children all over the world about the fun and happiness that Talisman a had given them. ...