Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles Preview (Dávid Turczi/Mindclash Games)

Making a modern board game these days is no simple task. The standards are high and the expectations are even higher. Behind the scenes, the process can take years for design and development alone. Afterwards, you have to have a publisher willing to take a risk on that game, integrate artwork, manufacture, and handle fulfillment. … Read more

Antiquity Quest Review: Reimagining a Classic Playing Card Game

Oh no! There’s been a rise in theft of ancient artifacts and it’s up to you, an archaeologist vying for prestige. You must collect these artifacts and return them to their rightful place in museums. But alas, competition is fierce amongst archaeologists, as there’s a position at stake at the university. If the odds weren’t … Read more

Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula Review – Turning Dice into Gold

For almost two millennia, alchemists have strived to create the fabled philosopher’s stone—the perfect material, capable of turning base metals such as lead into gold, perfecting the human spirit, and granting eternal life. Many have tried to create the stone. Many have failed. If only they only knew that the missing ingredient was custom dice… … Read more

Bus 20th Anniversary Edition Review: A Trip Through Time [Splotter/Capstone Games]

Bus is a board game about picking up passengers, taking them where they need to be, pivoting plans when they go awry, and strangely enough—time manipulation. Most of all: it’s a game of careful planning. In keeping with that theme, and considering that you don’t know much about me as a gamer, I wanted to … Read more

Reykholt Review

The following is a guest post from contributor Anthony Ball. Game: Reykholt Designed by: Uwe Rosenberg Accommodates: 1-4 players Author’s Plays: 14 at various player counts (1-4) BoardGameGeek Link Appearance The front of the box is striking, displaying a beautiful greenhouse surrounded by vegetables. The back of the box shows the game board and gives … Read more

Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon is the Gloomhaven and The 7th Continent Killer! [Review]

In the land of Avalon, the greatest champions of the realm have banded together in a last ditch effort to keep the dark magic from consuming the land. The Menhirs, monoliths erected by the ancestors to serve as warding devices, have begun failing, permitting the Wyrdness to take hold. Now the champions have gone missing, … Read more