About Cyrus

Editor in Chief, Owner/Operator, Board Game Fanatic, Father of Three, and Nice Guy, Cyrus has always enjoyed board, card, miniature, role playing, and video games, but didn't get back into the hobby seriously until early 2000. Once he did, however, he was hooked. He now plays board games with anyone and everyone he can, but enjoys playing with his children and wife the most. Video games continue to be of real interest, but not as much as dice and little miniatures. As he carefully navigates the ins and outs of parenting, he does his very best to bestow what wisdom he has and help nurture his children's young minds. It is his hope and ambition to raise three strong, honorable men who will one day go on to do great things and buy their Mom and Dad a lobster dinner Cyrus goes by the handle fathergeek on Board Game Geek. You can also check him out on CyrusKirby.com. Yes, he has a URL that is his name. His ego knows no bounds, apparently....

Brewin’ USA Game Review

The beer market has entered an exciting new time of exploration and discovery. The masses crave new tastes and styles to challenge their taste buds and enhance their self-esteem. You are a crafter of fine brews and see a great deal of opportunity. Get the right ingredients to make the perfect beer and then carefully market it to reap wealth and prestige. Victory goes to the shrewdest. Continue reading

Burst My Bubble Game Review (prepublished version)

Soap and soap bubbles are often thought of as the very definition of clean. Using soap, a person can wash clothes, dishes, windows, and just about anything else you can think of. In this game, however, you will be getting down and dirty while at the same time trying your very best to rise above and emerge as squeaky clean as possible. You’ll have to balance the grime with the shine if you want to win. Continue reading

Where’s My Chainsaw? Game Review (prepublished version)

The world has gone to Hell in a handbasket and you are one of the “lucky” survivors. Now you get to spend your time fighting off cannibals, undead, and worse. Yes. Worse. It’s not all bad, though. OK. That’s a lie. It’s all bad. The best you can hope for is surviving just a bit longer than the rest, but even that doesn’t seem like such a great deal. Isn’t the Apocalypse great? Continue reading

Dwarven Smithy Game Review (prepublished version)

A typical “fantasy dwarf” is a master craftsman, a highly skilled miner, a legendary drinker, and a tough-as-nails fighter. In this game, players will test their crafting and mining skills against other dwarves to determine who is truly the master of the forge. Drinking and fighting will, of course, soon follow. Continue reading

Draconis: Invasion Game Review

An evil is spreading and your kingdom is in danger! Ride out and do battle with sword and shield, but do not go alone. Wisely build your army and control your resources. Victory will go to the warrior with the most strength and the wits to properly know how to use it. But be warned. The longer the evil goes unchecked, the harder it will be to suppress the rising terror that is strangling the land. Continue reading

Inspiration Game Review (prepublished version)

The art of storytelling has been around for a very, very long time. As far back as when the human race was still living in caves and being hunted by big cats. We no longer have to hide in bushes and lurk in shadows to avoid man-eating felines, but we do continue to tell stories to both entertain and to educate. In this game, you will compete with others to tell the best story. The winner is the one who knows their audience best. Continue reading

Morels Game Review

Professor John Tyler Booner said, “The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.” Mushrooms look otherworldly and tend to grow in secret places. They can be used for food and have unique pharmaceutical properties. But they can also be deadly. In this game, you best know the difference between what tastes great and what will put you in the ground. Continue reading

End of the Line Game Review

The world as we knew it ended with a bang, a bright light, and fire. Then all was silence. For those who survived the nuclear explosions and resulting fallout, life got real simple real fast. The only goal is to survive. Death is inevitable, but you may yet outlast your neighbors if you plan right and are ruthless. Continue reading

Bigfootses Game Review

The legend of Bigfoot is an old one. From all over the world, you can find stories of people wandering into a large manlike creature with hair and a penchant for disappearing quickly without a trace. There are some who have dedicated their life to finding this elusive creature. Whether it’s for fame, fortune, or simply curiosity, you now join the hunt for Bigfoot! Continue reading

Spoils of War Game Review

After a successful raid, the Viking leaders gather once more to divide the spoils of their conquest. The battles may be over, but not the war. While these brave warriors may have been friends in the field, they are now considerably less friendly at the table. Incredible riches will go to the warrior who has the sharpest mind, not sword. Continue reading

Emergence Game Review

The future is a perfect place where logic reigns supreme and an artificial intelligence dominates all. Except for a pesky group of humans, this new utopia would be complete. It has been decided that the human element must be eliminated once and for all, but there is a problem. Knowledge is power and that power is freely available to the humans if they start working together. This does not compute. Continue reading

Sagrada Game Review

The Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church is Spain that began construction in 1882. To date, it’s not yet complete and for good reason. The project has suffered missteps, political problems, financial issues, and even a fire. Throughout it all, the building remained and grew, becoming a breathtaking example of Gothic architecture with beautiful stained glass windows. Now you have an opportunity to participate in its construction. Continue reading