Dawn of the Archmage Game Review (prepublished version)

Magic has ruled the land for centuries and those who controlled magic ruled absolutely. But times are changing. Kingdoms are growing in strength and magic is no longer the strongest power in the land. The highest ranking mages have gathered and agreed that one among them must lead and challenge those who would attempt to steal their power. The only problem is, no one can agree who should be the Archmage. Continue reading

Cauldron: Bubble and Boil Game Review (prepublished version)

A witch’s brew is full of nasty things. Eyes of newts, frog toes, and the occasional dirty gym sock. While the ingredients leave many gagging, the end result is always miraculous. Potions to make you fall in love, deadly poisons, and even a liquid to turn you invisible. In this game, you will attempt to perfect your potion skills and cast a spell or two along the way. Continue reading

Ninjitsu! Game Review (prepublished version)

The life of a ninja is filled with training and dedication. The goal is to be unseen, quick, and in many cases, deadly. In this game, players will need to keep their true strength hidden and reveal as little as possible as they attempt to gain wealth in secret. But when all your opponents hide behind smokescreens, sometimes the best weapon is a blatant trap. Just don’t be fooled by your own tactics. Continue reading

King of the Jungle Game Review

Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator, said “In the animal kingdom, one of the keys to survival is to outwit your enemies. And when you’re surrounded by carnivores, one of the best strategies is to fade into the background and disappear.” In this game, you are always hunting and being hunted. Your survival depends on knowing more than others. But even the weakest mosquito can take out the strongest lion if the timing is right. Continue reading

Murder at Blood Mansion Game Review (prepublished version)

The occupants of Blood Mansion are a weird lot. They mostly keep to themselves and guard their secrets like a hungry squirrel guarding a nut. When they fight, it’s often heated, but quickly resolved. Certainly, family members and close friends of the family have grudges, but no one ever thought it would amount to anything. Until today. When they found a dead body face-down on the parlor floor. Continue reading

Ducklings Game Review (prepublished version)

Jane D. Hull, former politician and educator, said “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” As a parent of three Child Geeks I can attest that parenting is the hardest and the most rewarding job I have or will ever have. In this game, be you a parent or not, you get to protect three little ducklings from a world hellbent on their demise. Their survival is completely based on your actions. 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