Sagrada Game Review

The Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church is Spain that began construction in 1882. To date, it’s not yet complete and for good reason. The project has suffered missteps, political problems, financial issues, and even a fire. Throughout it all, the building remained and grew, becoming a breathtaking example of Gothic architecture with beautiful stained glass windows. Now you have an opportunity to participate in its construction. Continue reading

Saga of the Northmen Game Review

In the time of the Dark Ages, kingdom borders were drawn with ink and defended by blood. The Northmen traversed the landscape and icy waters to raid the southern kingdoms, forcing new alliances and bloody battles. But wealth was also discovered and the exchange of ideas through trade routes. In the end, the price to be paid for conquest provided the larger whole a better future. 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

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

Mythe Game Review

Roman playwright, Plautus, wrote “A mouse does not rely on just one hole.” Mice are survivors and even though they seem to take risks, each is calculated. In this game, each player will be taking on the role of a mouse who is looking for adventure and will ultimately find danger. At the end of the journey lies the greatest treasure a mouse could hope for and a dragon. Will you risk it all to become a mouse hero? 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

Go Cuckoo! Game Review

The cuckoo bird is a marvel of evolution. It is, by all accounts, dumber than a box of rocks, clumsy, and prone to accidents to the extreme. This species of bird should have long since disappeared from the face of Earth, but it continues to thrive for reasons that no scientist can explain. In this game, you’ll be helping this awkward bird build one very unsafe nest. 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