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Board Game Review: In Vino Morte

*As a disclaimer, I am friends with the designer of this game and first played it at a designer event earlier this year. I also think this game is a lot of fun and I think you will too! I am walking around the Granite Game Summit in April of 2017. I just finished playing … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Leviathan

  Other than board gaming, I love to read. I’ll read almost everything – with the exception of a few genres that do not appeal to me. I will give any author a chance, including new emerging authors as well as authors who supposedly wrote the classic literature cannon. One of these authors is Herman … Continue reading

Board Game Review: They Who Were 8 + Giveaway!

At the Spiel Fair in Essen, Germany this past year, there were multiple instances of stolen cash boxes from board game companies. One of these companies was LudiCreations who had almost all of their money stolen on the second to last day of the fair. This is particularly devastating to small, indie board game companies … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Time Stories (Spoiler Free)

Time Stories is a cooperative story-driven, choose your own adventure puzzle game for 2-4 players. In the game, players assume the role of time agents trained to go into the past to fix temporal anomalies. Time Stories is a disposable game. When you buy Time Stories, you are buying a game system that comes with … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Oceanos

I received a review copy of Oceanos in exchange for an open and honest review. I love the idea of underwater adventures. Having your owning submarine, exploring the depths of the oceans, seeing underwater wildlife, and of course collecting treasure. Oceanos, a new game by designer Antoine Bauza and published by IELLO Games, puts players as … Continue reading

Book Review: House of Many Gods by Kiana Davenport

House of Many Gods by Kiana Davenport was the only book by a Native Hawaiian author I found at my local library. My library did carry a selection of the “top books about or set in Hawaii,” but unfortunately those books are written by White authors or non-Native Hawaiian authors born or living in Hawaii. Kiana Davenport … Continue reading

Reframing Language: “This Game is Crazy!”

One of the most said lines from board game reviewers and board game content creators I hear is: “This game is crazy!” Besides not knowing what the reviewer even means by this statement, ‘crazy’ has very apparent ableist connotation. The same goes for insane, mad, madness, madhouse… you get the point. Crazy is one of … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Micro Rome

Designer: Michael Bevilacqua Publisher: Self-Published Players: 1 Weight: Super Light Play Time: ~15 min Type: card laying, set collection, city building Micro Rome is a small solo card laying game where the player is constructing the city of Rome in order to build the… best city ever! I guess we are (solo) city planners in some way, … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Smash Up

Designer: Paul Peterson Publisher: AEG Players: 2-4 Weight: Light Play Time: ~45 min Type: tactical card game, area control   Smash Up is a tactical card game where players take two factions and “smash them up” to form their draw deck for the game. These factions included in the base set are dinosaurs with lasers, ninjas, … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Hyperspace Smuggle

Designer: Greg Loring-Albright Publisher: Plain Sight Games Players: 2-4 Weight: Light Play Time: ~60 min Type: pick up and delivery, hand management, tile placement   Hyperspace Smuggler is a pick up and delivery game with a clever hand management and tile laying aspect set in a futuristic space world! Players take on the roles of space station smugglers … Continue reading

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