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

RONE (Complete Edition) & Last Stand Expansion Review: an Under-the-Radar Card Game Worth Your Attention

Did you ever wonder what it would be like after a nuclear fallout? Enter the world of RONE: Races of New Era. In RONE you play as a hero forced to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland—a world of diminishing resources, with enemies around every corner, and devoid of Kickstarter. Life is grim and you need … Read more

Gùgōng Review

The following is a guest post from contributor Anthony Ball. Game: GugongDesigned by: Andreas StedingAccommodates: 1-5 playersAuthor’s Plays: 13 at various player counts (1-4 players) BoardGameGeek Link Appearance The front of the box is very pretty and shows someone being given a gift which is the theme of the game. The back of the box … Read more

10 Japanese Board Games Worth Checking Out

Play is a universal activity. Though we often focus on the types of games from our own region, healthy tabletop design culture exists around the world. Titles from countries such as Argentina, Nigeria, Brazil, Iran, Indonesia, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan join the familiar western publishers at Spiel in Essen, Germany each fall. In this … Read more