On Their Merry Way Game Review (prepublished version)

Robin Hood and his Merry Men have a job to do. They must steal from the rich so they can provide for the poor. This is a surprisingly easy task, as Merchants tend to be tired after traveling for days carrying heavy loads and easily fall for traps. Guards are always a nuisance, but not a threat. To help make things more interesting, Robin Hood will reward one member of his gang of thieves a great prize if they can bring in the most profit. Let the games begin. Continue reading

Element Game Review

Mahavira, and revered holy figure in Jainism, said “The most important principle of the environment is that you are not the only element.” In this game, players will be moving their wise sages across a board, controlling the elements in an attempt to master their environment. However, such mastery does not come easy and requires attention to their surroundings. Change is constant, but not without structured order. Continue reading

The Arrival Game Review

The land of Erin is green and full of promise. At least that is what it looked like from the ships anchored off shore. Once the tribes set foot on the island, they discovered a dark secret. Terrible monsters dwell here and move to push the explorers back into the sea. But ambition and the thirst for adventure is a powerful motivator, as is greed. Now the tribes fight not only for survival, but also dominance over each other in this new land. One must question who the real monster is… Continue reading

Show & Tile Game Review (prepublished version)

Nobel Prize poet and playwright, Sir Derek Alton Walcott, said “The English language is nobody’s special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.” Words have meaning, and once spoken, bring forth mental images to those who listen. In this game, players will be spelling words not with letters, but with shapes. Continue reading

Herbaceous Game Review

Eighteenth century poet, Minnie Aumonier, wrote “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” Many find solace when they bend a knee and dig their hands in cool earth, planting seeds and growing abundance. But gardening can be intimidating and requires a great deal of patience. In this game, players will exercise their green thumb and plant a herb garden, one of the best and easiest ways to get into the gardening habit. But don’t rush it. Continue reading

PeltaPeeps Game Review

American Protestant clergyman and academic leader, Douglas Horton, said “The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.” We, as a species, tend to over engineer things. We take small problems and create large solutions. The real trick is to solve big problems with simple solutions. Can it be done? This game aims to prove that it can. Continue reading

The Ancient Game of SeraQetra Game Review

In ancient days, mankind once believed that it was possible to obtain god-like status through rituals, rites, and deeds. The longing to be bigger and better than what we are is part of us all. Whom among us has not wished to be taller, smarter, better looking, or richer? In this game, the highest status above all things can be obtained, but only through diligence, cunning, and strategy. Continue reading

Demon Espionage Game Review (prepublished version)

Satan has fallen and now a power struggle rages across the domains of Hell. Absolute power can be obtained by collecting souls. Two opposing forces, one who wants to reinvent Hell and the other who wants to keep it as it is, now battle for control. Whose side you are on is obvious, but not your opponent. Are they friend or foe? Do they side with you or seek your downfall? Continue reading

RESISTOR_ Game Review

On our planet are two sleeping computer giants. These supercomputers command and control a vast amount of explosive and lethal military might. Their one objective is to keep their country safe. How they go about that is up to the computer, but one thing is for certain. In order to win the war, you have to survive it. Continue reading

Cartography Game Review

Military strategist and philosopher, Sun Tzu, said “All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” In this game, very little remains in shadow. This forces players to hide their true intentions in plain sight of their foe. While that is difficult in and of itself, the true challenge lies in knowing when to strike. Continue reading

Countermine Game Review

Professional tennis player, Jo Durie, said “If you can defend, counter-attack and take the initiative, then you become a more dangerous player.” In this game, every time an opponent gets the advantage, it can lead to an even bigger advantage for the player. The trick is setting yourself up for the big win and hoping your opponent doesn’t see through your ruse. Continue reading

Take the Field Game Review

When you get right down to it, a computer is nothing more than a calculator. How it processes commands and renders graphics can be broken down into equations that involve zero’s and one’s. A computer virus takes advantage of this, finding holes in mathematical formulas that allow it to break in and take over. In this game, math is your weapon. With it, you can do critical damage. Continue reading