Murder at Blood Mansion Game Review (prepublished version)

The occupants of Blood Mansion are a weird lot. They mostly keep to themselves and guard their secrets like a hungry squirrel guarding a nut. When they fight, it’s often heated, but quickly resolved. Certainly, family members and close friends of the family have grudges, but no one ever thought it would amount to anything. Until today. When they found a dead body face-down on the parlor floor. Continue reading

Biotix Game Review

Denis Diderot, a French philosopher, art critic, and writer said, “There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.” In this game, players will be mixing and matching different meeples to create a big win or a big bang. Continue reading

Ducklings Game Review (prepublished version)

Jane D. Hull, former politician and educator, said “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” As a parent of three Child Geeks I can attest that parenting is the hardest and the most rewarding job I have or will ever have. In this game, be you a parent or not, you get to protect three little ducklings from a world hellbent on their demise. Their survival is completely based on your actions. Continue reading

Brewin’ USA Game Review

The beer market has entered an exciting new time of exploration and discovery. The masses crave new tastes and styles to challenge their taste buds and enhance their self-esteem. You are a crafter of fine brews and see a great deal of opportunity. Get the right ingredients to make the perfect beer and then carefully market it to reap wealth and prestige. Victory goes to the shrewdest. Continue reading

Burst My Bubble Game Review (prepublished version)

Soap and soap bubbles are often thought of as the very definition of clean. Using soap, a person can wash clothes, dishes, windows, and just about anything else you can think of. In this game, however, you will be getting down and dirty while at the same time trying your very best to rise above and emerge as squeaky clean as possible. You’ll have to balance the grime with the shine if you want to win. Continue reading

Dwarven Smithy Game Review (prepublished version)

A typical “fantasy dwarf” is a master craftsman, a highly skilled miner, a legendary drinker, and a tough-as-nails fighter. In this game, players will test their crafting and mining skills against other dwarves to determine who is truly the master of the forge. Drinking and fighting will, of course, soon follow. Continue reading

Inspiration Game Review (prepublished version)

The art of storytelling has been around for a very, very long time. As far back as when the human race was still living in caves and being hunted by big cats. We no longer have to hide in bushes and lurk in shadows to avoid man-eating felines, but we do continue to tell stories to both entertain and to educate. In this game, you will compete with others to tell the best story. The winner is the one who knows their audience best. Continue reading

Morels Game Review

Professor John Tyler Booner said, “The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.” Mushrooms look otherworldly and tend to grow in secret places. They can be used for food and have unique pharmaceutical properties. But they can also be deadly. In this game, you best know the difference between what tastes great and what will put you in the ground. Continue reading

Spoils of War Game Review

After a successful raid, the Viking leaders gather once more to divide the spoils of their conquest. The battles may be over, but not the war. While these brave warriors may have been friends in the field, they are now considerably less friendly at the table. Incredible riches will go to the warrior who has the sharpest mind, not sword. Continue reading

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

Heroes & Tricks Game Review

There is no “trick” to being a hero. All one must do is sacrifice, put others first, and act in a way that exemplifies selflessness at the cost of everything that one could possibly hold most dear. Simple, right? No, of course not. That is why we hold those who are heroes in such high regard. In this game, you must attempt to live up to the standards of a hero in hopes of winning their favor. Doing so is mostly guesswork. Continue reading