Podcast: Episode 7 – Barrage

In this episode Adam and Paul talk about how they are coping with quarantine by relying on TikTok, playing board games online, and deep diving into the murky waters of Barrage. If you were looking for an itemized list of the issues with the Kickstarter campaign, listen in. They also go over the merits of … Read more

Tokyo Game Market Spring 2020 Preview: The Latest in Japanese Board Games

In the midst of a slew of cancelled board game conventions due to the pandemic, I have some great news to share! Like its sister show in Osaka previously, Tokyo Game Market is still happening! Irresponsible, you say? Not at all. This event is the 20th anniversary of the original Tokyo Game Market and an … Read more

Top 100 Board Games of All Time: Analyzing Your Favorite Reviewers’ Top Games Lists [2020/2021 Edition]

Is your shelf of shame ever growing? With thousands of new board games being released every year, it’s harder than ever to figure out which games to buy, which to play, and which to avoid. There’s simply too many games! Overwhelmed with choices, many of you may have turned to popular board game reviewers such … Read more

Podcast: Episode 6 – David Turczi

On this episode of the Board Game Squad Podcast, Paul interviews our special guest – game designer David Turczi. Listen in to hear about upcoming titles, David’s process for designing and a ton of info on how he collaborates with other designers. Related: See our reviews of Tawantinsuyu, Rome & Roll, Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, and … 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

Podcast: Episode 5 – Maracaibo

Want to talk about one of the most exciting games of 2019? Adam and Paul walk you through Maracaibo’s different strategies, eccentricities, mechanisms, and ways you can successfully navigate the rules and gameplay. Gaming accessories: 3:01 News/Kickstarter 13:44 What we have been playing recently 26:56 Xenon Profiteer 28:29 Quirky Circuits 31:24 Viticulture 32:43 Nyet! 34:53 Terramara … 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