If you were marooned on an uninhabited desert island, which games would you wish you had with you to ease the hardship of loneliness and difficulty of survival? Would you play Chess with a volleyball named Wilson, enjoy a sprawling solo campaign of Gloomhaven, or have the ultimate meta gaming experience and play the latest … Read more
The following is a guest list from contributor Anthony Ball. I play a lot of solo games. They help take my mind off of things and are a source of relaxation. An ideal solo game provides a good challenge, feels like you’re playing against an opponent, and preferably is one where you are not simply … Read more
When you ask avid board gamers how they got into the hobby, a common response you’ll hear is that tabletop games acted as a sort of in-person replacement to the video games they were playing. They tried board games at the suggestion of a friend and were hooked. The experience of gathering around a table … Read more
Simone Luciani took cover under the shade of an apple tree to ponder life, the universe, and game design. While deep in thought, an apple fell from a branch of the tree onto Luciani’s head. “Eureka,” he exclaimed! And at that moment, Newton, published by Cranio Creation and CMON was born. Newton is a medium … Read more
The following is a review from guest contributor Mark Hengst. Zombicide: Black Plague, Game Profile: Designed by Raphaël Guiton, Jean-Baptiste Lullien, Nicolas Raoult Plays in ~90 minutes Accommodates 1-6 players Author’s Plays: 8, at a mixture of 1-6 players BoardGameGeek Link Appearance The front of the box is quite stunning with what appears to be … Read more
Four Italian board game designers have produced some our favorite eurogames over the years. This post helps clarify the relationship between the four, and the games that they’ve made.
Mark Hengst take a look at Tyrants of the Underdark in his first edition of the Favorite Game Friday series.
Anthony Ball reviews an often overlooked game ripe for rediscovery, Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark.