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Century: A New World Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Time: 30-45 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Plan B on game mats also provided by Plan B – all games played …
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On Tour Designer: Chad DeShon Publisher: Boardgametables.com Players: 2-8 Ages: 12+ Time: 20-30 minutes Times played: 4, with review copy provided by Boardgametables.com On Tour was a game that first caught my eye when I saw it on Kickstarter; but …
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Escape Room in a Box: Flashback Designers: Juliana Patel, Ariel Rubin Publisher: Mattel Players: 1+ Ages: 14+ Time: 90 minutes on the box; our game took 86 minutes with 3 players Times played: 1, with review copy provided by Mattel …
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Blokus Puzzle Designer: uncredited   (Blokus was designed by Bernard Tavitian) Publisher: Mattel Players: 1 Age: 7+ Time: as long as it takes 😊 Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2Y5jR71 Times played: 4 separate sessions, having completed about 80% of the puzzles Blokus Puzzle …
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So it’s July of 2019.  Why am I coming out with an article listing my favorite 2018 titles at this late date? Well, first of all, it takes a while to try enough games from a calendar year to make …
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If a game is in the top 1000 in the BGG rankings, it’s a fair indication that it’s pretty good. It may not suit you exactly, but you know it’s going to be well designed with good components. The bar …
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It’s always a fine line to create a boardgame playable by children, but yet contains enough of a seed of strategy so that adults will also find it entertaining.  Dexterity components or memorization aspects are both popular mechanics to employ …
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Curios Designer: (not listed on box nor rules) Publisher: AEG Players: 2-5 Ages: 14+ Time: 15-20 minutes Times played, 3 with preview copy provided by AEG Curios is part of the 2019 Big Game Night project from AEG.  In previous …
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The results of The Dice Tower Gaming Awards for 2018 have just been announced.  The Game of the Year is Root!  This gives it a clean sweep of the two major American-based gaming awards (earlier this year, the Golden Geeks …
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We recently had our 13th annual Contrail weekend, which consists of a dozen or so gaming buddies heading up to lodge at Wiseman’s Ferry. It’s called a resort, but that would be massively overstating the case. It’s simple but does …

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