Box of Rocks Game Review

The phrase “dumb as a box of rocks” suggests that the individual is lacking a great deal of common sense, wisdom, intelligence, or any combination of the previous. In this game, your goal is to be smarter than a box of rocks. If that sounds easy, you haven’t met the rocks in this box. Prepare to be humbled as the smartest rocks you’ll ever meet take you to school. Continue reading

Co-Mix Game Review

Legendary graphic novel writer Alan Moore said, “It may be true that the only reason the comic book industry now exists is for this purpose: to create characters for movies, board games and other types of merchandise.” One cannot deny that comic books are a great source for ideas. Full of color and creativity, they inspire us to imagine the impossible. In this game, you’ll get to create your own creative comic. Continue reading

Quickpick: Island of Monster Masks Game Review

On a remote island in the South Pacific dwell monsters. The locals tell you that no person is safe on the island unless they have the ability to mimic the monsters’ expressions. Finding this to be fairly odd, you charter a boat and make your way to the island. Once on shore, you encounter your first monster and quickly realize the benefits of mimicking something that is 10 times as tall as you. 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

Dark Stories Game Review

French inventor, Blaise Pascal, said “All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.” In this game, players will be tasked to solve a dark and oftentimes disturbing mystery. The more questions you ask, the more you learn, but the facts may remain elusive. Evil deeds of men come in many forms and are done for many reasons. The deeper you dig, the darker it becomes. Continue reading

The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits Game Review

In this game, if you’re outsmarted, you’re out. While you might live on to lament and scorn your poor luck, the character you control dies. It’s a battle of wits to the death. Think carefully, as one wrong sip could cost you the game. Continue reading

WitchHunt Game Review (prepublished version)

In a small village where everyone knows each other and their business, social harmony is always at risk. All it takes is a small spark to ignite a raging fire of discord and distrust. In this village, where you have dwelt all your life, evil is taking root. Witches have moved in and now work to unravel the social fabric of your home. You must find them before they find you. Continue reading

Rukka Game Review

It has been reported that playing with blocks is a great way to pass the time as a toddler and fundamental to cognitive, intellectual, physical, social-emotional, and language growth. All from just stacking blocks. In this game, we return to our roots and blocks, but our ability to be easily amused has since waned. Continue reading

Missing Link Game Review

Buddhism teaches that all life is interrelated on levels that are both visible and invisible. There is always something that connects you to the person next to you, to a rock halfway across the world, and to the universe as a whole. Pretty deep. In this game, players will be asked to identify what is common and not so common between knowns and unknowns. When you see what’s missing, you’ll see the answer. 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