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....

Heroes & Tricks Game Review

There is no “trick” to being a hero. All one must do is sacrifice, put others first, and act in a way that exemplifies selflessness at the cost of everything that one could possibly hold most dear. Simple, right? No, of course not. That is why we hold those who are heroes in such high regard. In this game, you must attempt to live up to the standards of a hero in hopes of winning their favor. Doing so is mostly guesswork. Continue reading

Pack Wars Game Review

The Heroes have successfully slayed the dragon, saved the town, and have a lot of treasure to spend. All of the loot needs to be packed up and that’s where you come in. As a Hireling, your job is to divide up the treasure and carry it on your backs. The thing is, you are lazy. Oh, gods, are you lazy! Why work harder than the next Hireling? Continue reading

Faith: A Garden in Hell Role-Playing Game Review

In another time and another place, humanity has lost its grasp of its own destiny and now relies on alien races to help guide and lead them. While seemingly benevolent, each alien race has their own plans and uses humanity like a pawn to attack their foes. But in the darkness of outer space a colder and more malevolent force emerges tipping the balance of power. Test your faith in those who command and your ability to survive. Continue reading

Omen Quest Game Review (prepublished version)

Throughout time and space, forces have battled against each other. Polar opposites, it’s in their nature to both repel and attract, destroy and create. This endless cycle is the root of all chaos. But now it will come to an end and one side of the cosmic forces will be all that remains. Join the battle and wage war to fight for victory. Only one side will be victorious. There is no room in existence for a runner-up. Continue reading

The Lady and the Tiger Game Review (prepublished version)

The Lady and the Tiger is an old story that touches on the subjects of life, death, love, jealousy, fate, and fortune. It’s a wonderful tale to discuss and debate, as the outcome of the story is never told. It’s up to the reader to interpret and determine their own ending. In this game, players will need to do the same. Pick a door and face your fate. Continue reading

Karacterz Game Review

French educator, historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee, Pierre de Coubertin, said “The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.” For those who have dedicated themselves to learning a martial art form or perfecting the use of a weapon, the ultimate goal is to use the skills they have learned to a high degree of perfection. In this game, you will build your own warrior and strive to perfect the art of war. Continue reading

Mythe Game Review

Roman playwright, Plautus, wrote “A mouse does not rely on just one hole.” Mice are survivors and even though they seem to take risks, each is calculated. In this game, each player will be taking on the role of a mouse who is looking for adventure and will ultimately find danger. At the end of the journey lies the greatest treasure a mouse could hope for and a dragon. Will you risk it all to become a mouse hero? Continue reading

Kettou Game Review

Japanese-American cartoonist and comic book creator, Stan Sakai, said “A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.” To live by the sword is to die by the sword. The way of Bushido is the way of balance, of courage, and sacrifice. It’s time you tested your skill to see if your years of training have prepared you for this moment. Death is assured, but not necessarily yours. Continue reading

Hoard Game Review

Of all the ways to make a quick coin or two, stealing from a dragon is not considered “smart”. But big risks mean big rewards and nothing is more profitable or dangerous than stealing for a gold-loving dragon. You and a number of other thieves have wandered into the dragon’s lair to take its loot. Little did you know that the dragon you are stealing from is still at home. Continue reading

Nightmare Forest: Alien Invasion Game Review (prepublished version)

The forest that surrounds the City has been a secret battleground for the lives and welfare of the City’s occupants. You and a few other brave individuals have self-appointed yourself as defenders of the City and took it upon yourself to patrol the forest for any dangers. After defeating undead animals with a penchant for human flesh, you thought all would be quiet. You thought wrong. Strange lights are seen in they sky and the forest is once again a place of danger. Continue reading

Starships Assembly Game Review

In the future, mankind will roam the stars in giant spaceships the size of contents. The captains of these ships meet to negotiate terms of peace, while at the same time plotting to crush their enemies. You are one such captain and you have formed alliances with others. Will you offer the olive branch of peace or fire the laser disintegrator pistol of war? Continue reading

Go Cuckoo! Game Review

The cuckoo bird is a marvel of evolution. It is, by all accounts, dumber than a box of rocks, clumsy, and prone to accidents to the extreme. This species of bird should have long since disappeared from the face of Earth, but it continues to thrive for reasons that no scientist can explain. In this game, you’ll be helping this awkward bird build one very unsafe nest. Continue reading