Gut Pile Game Review

American writer, Thomas Harris, said ” Problem solving is hunting. It is a savage pleasure and we are born to it.” Regardless of your own personal beliefs on the morality of hunting in the modern age, it cannot be argued that primitive man hunted to survive and was hunted in turn. Today, hunting is a past-time enjoyed by many. Now you, too, can go hunting at your gaming table. Continue reading

Dumpster Diver Game Review (prepublished version)

There will always be others who see a glint of gold in a tarnished glass, a sparkle of diamonds in a cracked mirror, and rich history in an old cracked bookcase. These collectors look past the obvious and see the true value of objects that others never glimpse. You are such an individual and you have recently found the “Mother Load” of junk that can be turned into hard cash. The only trick is getting to it first. Continue reading

Stir Fry Eighteen Game Review

It has been said, by some (not me, per se), that cooking is an art form. Others will tell you that it’s a science. Still there are a few that will tell you to skip the whole cooking thing and just order off the menu. Whatever your preference and belief, it cannot be argued that cooking is a process that is one part creativity and one part chaos. In this game, what you make of chaos is based on creative card plays. Continue reading

Frantic Game Review

American singer, songwriter, and musician, Mary Chapin Carpenter, said “It’s a pretty frantic world that we live in.” Indeed it is. It takes energy to slow down and smell the roses that are primarily blurs out of the our peripheral vision. But being frantic is not always bad. It’s a rush to propel yourself forward and meet your goals ahead of schedule. In this game, the cards you play will be fast and furious. Mostly furious. Continue reading

Cops and Robbers Game Review

Be it cops and robbers, dogs and cats, or even Decepticon and Autobots, opposites not only tend to attract, but also repel. In this game, one player will take on the role of the police force protecting a small town. The other player will take on the criminal element who is on the look out to steal some loot. It’s a game of cat and mouse (oh, there’s another) with lots of cash and jail time up for grabs. Continue reading

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

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

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

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