Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

O
oliverkinne
January 30, 2023
175 0

Soulaween Review

Board Game Reviews
O
oliverkinne
January 27, 2023
646 0
O
oliverkinne
January 26, 2023
293 0

Aves Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
S
Sagrilarus
January 25, 2023
325 0
O
oliverkinne
January 24, 2023
354 0
W
We-reNotWizards
January 24, 2023
355 0
T
thegiantbrain
January 23, 2023
455 0

Hardback Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
S
Sagrilarus
January 20, 2023
337 0
O
oliverkinne
January 20, 2023
1010 0

Outpost 18 Review

Board Game Reviews
O
oliverkinne
January 05, 2023
894 0

Villagers Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
T
thegiantbrain
January 05, 2023
803 0
O
oliverkinne
January 03, 2023
1362 0
T
thegiantbrain
December 29, 2022
791 0
S
Sagrilarus
December 28, 2022
542 0
O
oliverkinne
December 28, 2022
672 0
W
We-reNotWizards
December 28, 2022
674 0
×
Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

Fort Sumter - A Five Second Board Game Review

More
12 Jul 2019 00:00 #299588 by MasonSokol
The cards themselves are fairly “samey” which prevents any truly...

Fort Sumter is a game I’m somewhat conflicted about.  I don’t quite understand the process that led to such an abstracted design that still felt like it had weird restrictions as concessions to the source material.  It feels like it would be too abstract to please the grognards. but too stodgy to please casual gamers. 

Read more...
The following user(s) said Thank You: Frohike

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
12 Jul 2019 05:00 #299589 by Msample
Not having played it, my sense is that it is incrementally deeper than THIRTEEN DAYS, which is a clever design but not that interesting after a few plays.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
12 Jul 2019 08:10 - 12 Jul 2019 08:12 #299590 by Michael Barnes
I’ve only played the app version, which is a 1:1 port...but man, this game sucks. The subject matter is boring, which robs the game of any engagement or tension. The gameplay feels like a second or third tier VPG title, and it really is just about shifting cubes around. I’ve tried to like it a few times but it just falls flat every game.

It’s a slightly over complicated “simple” game with historical pictures, which makes it seem like there is more here than there really is.
Last edit: 12 Jul 2019 08:12 by Michael Barnes.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
12 Jul 2019 08:15 #299591 by charlest
I don't believe it sucks, but I do think 13 Days is the better game.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
12 Jul 2019 08:55 #299594 by Michael Barnes
13 Days pulls this kind of thing off MUCH better.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
12 Jul 2019 10:39 #299600 by jpat
I'm not sure why the subject matter wouldn't be interesting--it is to me, anyway--but I've had a hard time giving a care about this game after a play or two of the physical copy with my older daughter. Just ... nothing about it seemed particularly interesting or well executed. But I have it and should give it another try with a more committed player.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.163 seconds