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

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

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

Garbage Day Game Review

My kids like to play Trash Jenga at home. This is where they stack trash up and over the garbage can until if eventually falls. The kiddo who makes it fall is responsible for cleaning it up. While I’m all for gamification, this type of game never ends well. In this game, you’ll be playing your own version of what my kids do at home. One wrong move and you’re busted. Continue reading

Get Lucky Game Review

Doctor Lucky is, by all rights, a good man. He has served his country during wartime and gives back to the community whenever and however possible. So why is he the target of murder? Simply put, the man is insufferable. There is just something about him that you do not like. So heated is your disgust that you have contemplated murder, and now, you might actually go through with it if the opportunity presents itself. Continue reading

NHL Ice Breaker Game Review

Hockey is a game of speed, power, and finesse. Players zoom across the ice, smack into each other like bulldozers, and can turn with a flourish. Watching from the stands is just as exciting. Every movement could be a breakaway or a complete breakdown of sportsmanship as players trade blows with fists. Hockey feels like a gladiatorial arena and ignites the cold air. In this game, you’ll have a chance to relive some of those fantastic and exciting moments, but please do not punch your opponent. Continue reading