VISITOR in Blackwood Grove Game Review (prepublished version)

With a flash and a bang, something alien entered our atmosphere and crashed in Blackwood Groove. Only two people saw this event. A young kid who was dreamily looking at stars from their bedroom window and a shadowy government agency who constantly monitors outer space. Now it’s race not only for discovery, but for survival, for an alien has landed and the world will never be the same. Continue reading

Ninjitsu! Game Review (prepublished version)

The life of a ninja is filled with training and dedication. The goal is to be unseen, quick, and in many cases, deadly. In this game, players will need to keep their true strength hidden and reveal as little as possible as they attempt to gain wealth in secret. But when all your opponents hide behind smokescreens, sometimes the best weapon is a blatant trap. Just don’t be fooled by your own tactics. Continue reading

King of the Jungle Game Review

Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator, said “In the animal kingdom, one of the keys to survival is to outwit your enemies. And when you’re surrounded by carnivores, one of the best strategies is to fade into the background and disappear.” In this game, you are always hunting and being hunted. Your survival depends on knowing more than others. But even the weakest mosquito can take out the strongest lion if the timing is right. Continue reading

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