Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius Game Review (prepublished version)

Pompeii was a Roman city situation on the sea. It was a bustling place, full of life, leisure, and commerce. Above it stood Vesuvius, a sleeping giant that none in the city believed to be a threat. There were the occasional quakes, but they were minor and became just part of the city life. Little did the people know that the quakes were a warning and soon Vesuvius would come to life, bringing ash, fire, and death to Pompeii. Continue reading

Bad Decisions Game Review

Sergeant Stryker, in the film Sands of Iwo Jima, says “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”So true. For those poor souls who are unfortunate enough to be born without common sense, just walking across the street can be full of trials and tribulations. In this game, the worse off you are, the better you do. Prepare to laugh, as stupid is as stupid does. Continue reading

Hunting Sasquatch Game Review (prepublished version)

The hunt for the elusive Sasquatch (a.k.a “Big Foot”) has taken place all over the world. Due to the Sasquatch’s elusive nature, hunters must travel to remote and dangerous locations, putting their own lives at risk. But such risk is necessary in order to find proof of Sasquatch’s existence. For those who believe, no cost is too great to pay to finally bring the truth to light. Continue reading

5-Minute Dungeon Game Review (prepublished version)

They say that the longest a hero can hope to survive in a dungeon is 5 minutes. That’s not very long, but you and a group of your heroic friends have devised a plan. You’ll jump in the dungeon, explore, and defeat the boss monster in less than 5 minutes! Some say you are crazy and they may be right, but one thing is for certain. If you are going to beat the odds, you best be quick about it. Continue reading

Escape the Room Game Review

When the highly respected and eccentric astronomer lost his wife to a terrible accident, he retreated to his work and his manor. There he stayed hidden, a recluse in the small seaside town. Now strange lights at night are blinking from the manor’s windows and odd smells and dark smoke come from its chimneys. You are tasked to venture into the manor to find out what is going on. Just make sure you can make it out again. Continue reading

Munchkin Gloom Game Review

Some believe that the more you suffer in this world, the more deserving you are of a happier afterlife. That is to say, pain now equals gain later. If such is the case (and I’m not suggesting it is), then the characters in this game will certainly find the Great Hereafter to be filled with uncountable pleasures and delights. Prepare to suffer and be happy about it. Continue reading

Cultists and Cthulhu Game Review

Men foolishly believe they can summon ancient gods and chain them to their will. The very thought is insane! Luckily, insanity is a major component of most cults. Sounds bad, but cults have incredible benefits and an outstanding 401k. Too bad no one ever has a chance to use them. Most end up being eaten or worse. Yes, there are worse things than being eaten alive. Continue reading

Creepiest Pet Shop Game Review

Owning a pet is a big responsibility unless that pet is a Hermit Crab. In which case, there isn’t much to do with it. But for most pets, the owner must take on the responsibilities of care and feeding. Depending on the pet, that’s a big or little job. The same applies to monsters who want to adopt their own pet to love. Yes, even monsters want a puppy with four heads of their own. Maybe you can help them find their perfect adorable companion. Continue reading

Mad Science Foundation Game Review

The line between madness and brilliance is sometimes thin. For example, Robert Oppenheimer is known as the “father of the atomic bomb”. He was a brilliant man, but his efforts lead to creating one of the most destructive weapons known to mankind. Is that madness? In this game, you play as a scientist that some say is as mad as Robert, but you just think yourself brilliant and misunderstood. Continue reading

Witch Slapped Game Review (prepublished version)

Spells and witches go hand in hand, like black cats and broomsticks. In this game, you will be playing as a witch who has the ability to cast great and terrible spells. Of course, so too do your opponents. The player who is able to cast the most deadliest spells the fastest will cause chaos, but the player who can cast spells the smartest will win the game. Continue reading

Gut Pile Game Review

American writer, Thomas Harris, said ” Problem solving is hunting. It is a savage pleasure and we are born to it.” Regardless of your own personal beliefs on the morality of hunting in the modern age, it cannot be argued that primitive man hunted to survive and was hunted in turn. Today, hunting is a past-time enjoyed by many. Now you, too, can go hunting at your gaming table. Continue reading

Snippets Game Review (prepublished version)

The English language is difficult to learn because it’s something of a hodgepodge of other languages thrown together, blended, poured into a big cultural glass, and served with a small umbrella. Many words that we consider to be “English” are actually words from other languages. In this game, you’ll be asked to create words from small snippets. You’d think that would be easy, but not always. Continue reading