Jan 302015
 
Bullfrogs Game Review

There is a quote in the game’s rule book from Sun Tzu, a Chinese military strategist and philosopher, that sums up this game perfectly. “Just as water retains no constant shape, in warfare there are no constant conditions.” In this game, players will be attempting to capture floating territories. When they do, the very landscape they are fighting on shifts and even disappears. The key to victory in this game is not military might, but the ability to quickly adapt.

Jan 282015
 
Little Dungeon: Turtle Rock Game Review

Turtle Rock has been on the maps for as far back as any Sage cares to remember. It’s a place of dark caves, twisting tunnels, and things best not spoken off. Centuries ago, an ambitious lord used it as a dungeon to hide his treasure. From then on, Turtle Rock has been a destination for young adventurers looking to make a name for themselves and a bit of coin. You now stand before the entrance of Turtle Rock. Are you brave enough to enter? Better yet, are you strong enough to survive?

Jan 242015
 
7Sins! Game Review (prepublished version)

Marilyn Monroe said, “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil.” In this game, players will collect Sin cards, each representing one of the “Seven Deadly Sins” (also known as capital vices or cardinal sins). The number of sins collected will need to be carefully controlled. Collect too many or not enough and you won’t win. It’s a balancing act between vice and virtue. In order to be the worst, you have to play the best.

Jan 212015
 
Bigfoot Game Review

Stories are told of a large man-like creature that roams the woods. He’s said to be 10 to 12 feet tall and is more ape than man. Cryptozoologists have searched the area for years but have never been able to provide definitive proof of this creature’s existence. That’s about to change – maybe – as one very determined scientist enters the woods with is gear. In the shadows, Bigfoot rolls his eyes and mutters, “Oh, not again.”

Jan 202015
 
Foodtown Throwdown Game Review (prepublished version)

Restaurants are nice, but the real cuisine comes from the side-window of a food truck. These entrepreneurs-on-wheels serve the best tacos, salads, soups, burgers, and kabobs in town. Best of all, they push the limits, fussing together new tastes to create extraordinary dishes that no restaurant chef would dare. The only problem is competition. Everyone with a vehicle and a grill thinks that they can be a food truck hero. Well, you aim to prove them wrong. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Jan 192015
 
Last Starfleet Game Review (prepublished version)

The message was short and full of static, but its meaning was clear. “Attention!…Giant asteroid…approaching…Earth…no time…save yourself…” That was the last message from Earth before it was struck by an asteroid the size of the Moon. You and the other ship captains now hold the most precious cargo in the universe: the last of the human race. Your only mission now is to find a new home and make certain humanity survives. Succeed and live. Fail and become extinct.

Jan 162015
 
Hoyuk Game Review

The peaceful valley where 5 tribes have sheltered for generations, harvested crops, bred animals, and raised children has a problem. It’s over populated. Land is scarce, but not ambition. Each clan pushes to occupy more and more land to further their own goals, which causes other clans to have less to work with. The pursuit of peaceful coexistence has been replaced by each clans’ ambition for personal power. You must now lead your clan to victory or the valley may no longer be your home!