Fantasy-Opoly Game Review

Monopoly began showing up on gaming tables as early as 1933 and continues to be produced using different themes. You can now play Monopoly that depicts Alpacas and even bacon. Within the gaming community, Monopoly is quietly respected as a means into the hobby, but little else. The newest addition to the themed Monopoly family whisks us away to a realm of fantasy and high mortgage rates. Continue reading

Barrage Battle Game Review (prepublished version)

The 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, said “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.” In this game, the trick to victory is pressing the advantage, but striking it with a balance. Warmongers will have might on their side, while those who seek other routes will find different roads to victory. Continue reading

Tome of Calling Game Review

When each beast and bird was created, its true name was given. Powerful mages have learned these names and recorded them in what would be known as the Tome of Calling. Using the tome, a mage could summon creatures to do their bidding. They would, in essence, become unstoppable. You have but a few pages of the tome, but enough to challenge any foe. Continue reading

Crossworld: Oh My Gods Game Review (prepublished version)

Our world is full of wondrous and terrifying events. The clap of thunder could be the heavy hammer of a god smiting a troll and a fierce storm at sea could be the wrath of the lord of the oceans. The natural world around us plays host to many gods and goddesses who embody our fears and hopes. In this game, they come to life…and then go to war. Continue reading

Aether Captains Game Review (prepublished version)

The difference between good and evil is based on perspective. The Empire views the sky pirates as a plague that threatens life and property. From the sky pirates’ perspective, the Empire is a ruthless dictatorship bent on repressing the people. Only one thing is for certain and mutually agreed upon. The skies above Arkady are worth fighting and dying for. Continue reading

Elemental Clash: Tribes & Transformations Game Expansion Review

A mage is nothing without their magic, this is true. But it’s also true that a mage can be so much more if they had an army. Across the lands and in the seas dwell creatures who are willing to pick up their weapons and march for you into war. All you need to do is give the command and your foes will be crushed under your forces. Continue reading

The Queen’s Assassin Game Review

You have ruled your kingdom wisely, but despite your best efforts, have never been able to secure your borders. Neighboring kingdoms seek to take over your lands and subjugate your people. Deciding you have had enough, you call for your Royal Assassin and task her to end the war. Thus begins the final confrontation for all the kingdoms. Continue reading

Pack O Games (Set 2) Game Review (prepublished version)

When you imagine a game full of depth, tactics, and strategy, a game with many bits that is stored in a box most likely comes to mind. But what if a game could be no bigger than a stick of gum and still provide you with everything you crave from larger games? Impossible you say? Then prepare to be amazed as I show you how a game small in stature plays like a giant at the gaming table. Continue reading

Legends of Idunia Game Review

A mutinous crew have tossed you and two companions overboard. You are now adrift in a small boat with nothing but ocean to be seen. Death will come soon, but fate is fickle and easily misinterpreted. Adventure awaits you on a distant shore growing larger on the horizon. Continue reading

Overlords of Infamy Game Review (prepublished version)

Being an Overlord is not as glamorous as the tabloids would have you believe. Yes, the parties are “off the hook” and having vast armies that do your bidding makes chores simple, but that’s not the whole picture. Being an Overlord means you are always in the spotlight and expected to hatch new diabolical plots. It is, in short, work. And don’t even get me started on the competition… Continue reading

Fur vs. Scale Game Review (prepublished version)

British adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear Grylls, said “The rules of survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.” In this game, deadly warriors will clash again and again until only 1 remains standing. Each warrior represents the best of their race. To win is not only to secure victory, but to ensure the survival of their species. Continue reading

Little Monsters Game Review (prepublished version)

When baby monsters sleep, they dream of conquest! They wage epic battles against other babies, steal pacifiers, and spill milk bottles. But sleeping babies should be careful. If they make noise, their parents will wake them up, incorrectly believing they are having a nightmare. To keep having fun, dream boldly, but with caution. You don’t want to be caught with your diaper down. Continue reading