Gold Digger Game Review

Digging for gold continues to be a full-time profession for some who wake up everyday believing they are going to strike it rich. There is “gold in dem dar hills” to be sure, but where to dig? A team of gold hunters will shovel a lot of dirt before they find anything of value, let alone gold. Still, the work and risk is worth it because when they find what they are looking for, all their money troubles disappear forever. Continue reading

Sweet Spot Game Review (prepublished version)

Professional tennis player, Billie Jean King, said “Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.” A player must be fast on their feet, think quickly, but also be tactical and do more than just react to the ball. While observers might only see a volley, the two players are actually in a struggle to dominate and crush their opponent. Continue reading

Incantris Game Review (prepublished version)

They say there is nothing magic cannot do. This might be true, but magic does have its limitations. Magic is only as powerful as the one who wields it. There are those who walk this world who know power, but they are not yet truly powerful. This is about to change… Continue reading

HoliMaths X Game Review (prepublished version)

Math is one of those things that some children dread or hate. Both are strong negative feelings and unfortunate. Math is all around us and understanding it is the first step to mastering it. And what is the best way to learn anything? By playing games, of course. Continue reading

The Captain Is Dead: Episode 3 – Lockdown Game Expansion Review (prepublished version)

The hostile takeover of your ship was frighteningly fast. Aliens appeared out of nowhere and began exterminating any who they encountered. A small group has made their last stand in the Infirmary, locking and barricading the doors. You are safe – for now – but you’ll soon have to take back control of the ship. After all, it’s what the Captain would have wanted. Continue reading

Endangered Orphans of Condyle Cove Game Review (prepublished version)

Children naturally look for love and protection. When neither is available, a child will either wither or grow strong and strike out on their own. The orphans of Condyle Cove are being hunted by a monster and many have gone missing. The last remaining children now take to the streets in one last desperate attempt to survive. Talk about a “hard-knock life”, eh? Continue reading

No Honor Among Thieves Game Review (prepublished version)

To be clear, you don’t think yourself a “bad person”. On the contrary, you consider yourself a talented artist. You have an uncanny knack to retrieve that which others jealously guard…and then sell it…for a huge profit. Some call you a thief, but you prefer the term “entrepreneur”. Of course, you have competition, but when it comes to a big score, even enemies become best of friends. For now… Continue reading

Side Quest Caverns Game Review

The adventuring life is exciting, short, and often filled with long periods of monotonous quests. The kind where you have to collect a certain number of chickens or deliver packages to someone in the next village. It isn’t glamorous work, but it pays the bills. It’s also some of the safest “questing”, with a very low mortality rate. Well, most of the time, at any rate… Continue reading

36 Stratagems Game Review

The Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) brought about great social stability and governmental order. In short, peace and growth, but at a price. There are always forces at work that impede progress and reform. As a political leader, your ambition to rule will conflict with others. Something worth ruling is worth fighting for. Continue reading

Vikings: Raid and Conquer Game Review (prepublished version)

The life of a Viking has been glamorized and made the stuff of legend. Truth and myth have intertwined to create stories and tales of brave warriors who risked it all to find adventure, fortune, and fame. In this game, you must do the same or your name might be forgotten. Continue reading

Word Domination Game Review (prepublished version)

It has been said that the greatest evil masterminds in history were also really good at Spelling Bees. If such is the case, the government should be carefully watching who wins these contests. In this game, you will spell your way to world domination, leaving your competition in the D – U – S – T. Continue reading

The Exodus of Israel Game Review

Disbelief, failure, and consequence. That is how one could sum up the reason for the 40 year curse of the Israelites who traversed the desert suffering hardship, famine, death, and despair. But it’s also a story of bravery, redemption, and of renewed and unquestionable faith. In this game, none of that happens, but your patience might be tested. Continue reading