Halloweeja Game Review

Ouija boards, also known as “Spirit boards”, are believed by some to be a tool to communicate with the dead. Some also believe that the Ouija is capable of opening up doors that should not be approached. Regardless of your personal belief, one thing is for certain. Ouija boards continue to be popular in our culture, be it in movies, stories, or sleepovers. In this game, you’ll make use of a Ouija board to learn secrets and, if played with the right people, have fun. Continue reading

Frantic Game Review

American singer, songwriter, and musician, Mary Chapin Carpenter, said “It’s a pretty frantic world that we live in.” Indeed it is. It takes energy to slow down and smell the roses that are primarily blurs out of the our peripheral vision. But being frantic is not always bad. It’s a rush to propel yourself forward and meet your goals ahead of schedule. In this game, the cards you play will be fast and furious. Mostly furious. Continue reading

Marshmallow Fight! Game Review

The primary ingredient of the modern-day marshmallow comes from the plant Althaea officinalis, which grows – yes you guessed it – near and around marshes. The ancient Egyptians used the mallow from the plant to cure scratchy throats and to make candies as offerings to their gods. Today we mostly roast them. In this game, players will eat, throw, toss, and chuck their marshmallows. The Egyptian gods would be most pleased… Continue reading

Mr. Game! Game Review

For every rule book there is a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) sheet. For every typo on a card there is an errata list. Mistakes are made and not every corner can be covered. Game designers go out of their way to ensure that their game has rules that can be followed and understood. Well, not every game designer. This game, for example, was purposely left with holes. Continue reading

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