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

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

Demon Espionage Game Review (prepublished version)

Satan has fallen and now a power struggle rages across the domains of Hell. Absolute power can be obtained by collecting souls. Two opposing forces, one who wants to reinvent Hell and the other who wants to keep it as it is, now battle for control. Whose side you are on is obvious, but not your opponent. Are they friend or foe? Do they side with you or seek your downfall? Continue reading

Incantris Game Review (prepublished version)

They say there is nothing magic cannot do. This might be true, but magic does have its limitations. Magic is only as powerful as the one who wields it. There are those who walk this world who know power, but they are not yet truly powerful. This is about to change… Continue reading

Warrior Clash Game Review (prepublished version)

Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher, Sun Tzu, said ” Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack.” The actions of a warrior are dangerous and calculated, but nothing is for certain. Even when the enemy is upon you, the outcome of the battle is an unknown until the last warrior is standing. In this game, you will control warriors from distant lands. Victory will go to the bold, the brave, and the reckless. Continue reading

Fisticuffs! Game Review

There once was a time where gentlemen fought bravely with clenched fists and menacing bravado. Men were manly and mustaches were large. Go back in time and enter the ring as a pugilistic warrior, making a name for yourself and your fists of furry. But be warned. Once a brawls starts, it takes on a life of its own. Prepare yourself and put up your dukes! Continue reading

Rampaging Jotunn Game Review (prepublished version)

The Viking clans fought for and died to control the island. It lay like a jewel in the sea, rich with resources. When only two Viking clans remained, they quickly established settlements and resumed their battle for control. One morning, a roar shook the island. Ymir the Jotunn had awoken. Some fled, but the bold saw the Jotunn as a means to an end. Continue reading

JurassAttack! Game Review

American paleontologist, Jack Horner, said “Children have a great urge to learn about dinosaurs.” Speaking from personal experience, as a one-time child and father of 3 little boys, dinosaurs are the coolest. Even as an adult, I still like learning about them and visiting museums to see the remains of the colossal monsters. In this game, you get to see which dinosaur really is the “biggest and the baddest”. 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

Robots: Battle for the Coal Heart Game Review (prepublished version)

For the robots in Coal Pit 12A-4, life was an endless job of digging up the ground. Then something happened. Instead of coal, one of the robots found a mysterious black crystal the radiated power and the promise of a better existence. For the first time, each robot felt greed and an overpowering need to own the black crystal. Emotions were not part of their programming. 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

Pack O Games (Set 1) Game Review

The earliest card game that somewhat resembles today’s deck of cards is Karnöffel, which was played in the 15th century. Since them, cards have found their way into many different games. Cards can be used as markers, values, and even monsters. But the shape of the card has changed little. In this pack of cards, the complete game is contained in a small box no bigger than a package of gum. Chew on that for a moment. Continue reading