Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game Review

The bad guys are sick and tired of losing and have joined forces to bring chaos to the different cartoon worlds. In response, the heroes of each cartoon world have banded together, as well. Oddly enough, everyone is willing to fight, be it with the enemy or among themselves. In this game, you are competing with your allies and your foes can become valuable friends. Continue reading

Feed the Shoggoth! Game Review

Influential horror fiction author H.P. Lovecraft said, “Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.” In this game, each player is the leader of an underground cult who is attempting to be the first to summon a Shoggoth, which is an altogether bad idea. Seriously bad. 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

Stipulations Game Review

American businessman, music publisher, writer’s representative, filmmaker, and record label executive, Allen Klein, said “You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.” One person’s good luck could be a source of envy or the butt-end of a joke. In this game, the better the news, the funnier the ironic outcome. Continue reading

Kill Doctor Lucky 19.5th Anniversary Edition Game Review (prepublished version)

It’s not that you dislike the Doctor. It’s more of a seething hatred. He wronged you and we’ll leave it at that. Tonight you will attend a dinner party which will prove to be the perfect opportunity to take your revenge. Unfortunately, there are others attending who have the same idea. Continue reading

Creature College Game Review (prepublished version)

Millions of pamphlets are delivered to would-be students each year to inform them of exciting academic programs. But there is one college that keeps to itself and only invites a select few to attend. This is Creature College, and what it provides is so much more than a simple education. Here students will learn the art of capturing mythical creatures, training them to battle, and utilizing science to do the impossible. Welcome to your first day of class. Continue reading

IGOR: The Mad Scientist’s Lament Game Review

It’s hard being a mad scientist. First, there is the angry mob of villagers that are always at your door. Second, it’s impossible to get a pizza delivered when your home is surrounded by pitchforks and torches. Worst of all, you have been cursed with an incredibly incompetent assistant. One day you won’t need him, but for now, he’s all you got. Continue reading

Rough: The Card Game Review

John Wayne said (and I absolutely love this quote) “Life is tough. but it’s tougher if your stupid.” Life has a way of being tough and rough with even the smartest of individuals, not just the dumb ones. We take our hits and sometimes we can easily jump up and other times we need a helping hand. In this game, you need to like it rough if you want to enjoy yourself. Continue reading

Sheriff of Nottingham Game Review

The story of the heroic outlaw, Robin Hood, tells of one man’s attempt to bring down tyranny and rescue those who are victims of it. While Robin Hood’s exploits and those of his band of followers are well-known, there is another tale that is seldom told. The merchants that seemingly went about their business everyday at the market were also waging their own war against the unjust laws set by the Sheriff. Now you can join the struggle and make some money in the process. Continue reading

Hylaria Game Review (prepublished version)

Buddha reportedly said, “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” In this game, what you say and don’t say will be listened to, dissected, analyzed, and interpreted to mean something you most likely didn’t intend. Which might or might not have been your plan. Above all else, never say what you mean, but mean what you say though gestures, acting, whistles, fart noises, and so on. Pretty sure Buddha is now rolling his eyes. Continue reading

Space Slugs Game Review

The moon base is the result of no less than 14 different countries spending an estimated 9.9 gazillion dollars over the course of 20 years. It’s a technical marvel, a true testament to the indomitable Spirit of Adventure, and it’s about to be pulverized by a bloody huge asteroid. Losing all sense of military decorum and professionalism, the slugs that maintain the moon base are now running around like mad, panicking in a state of absolute fear. As a senior officer, it’s up to you to save your own slimy backside and survive using the only escape pod available. But first, you’ll need a crew to help pilot it… Continue reading

Hold Your Breath! Game Review

To quote an old adage variant, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Which is to stay, stupid people do stupid things. Or in this case, pirates. Instead of swimming to land and finding safety after a horrible shipwreck, they decide to have an impromptu breath holding contest – in shark infested waters – with monsters. You want to root for the pirates, but at the same time you cheer on the hungry sharks. Continue reading