Sails of Glory Game Review (prepublished version)

The great sailing ship cuts through the water like a wooden behemoth. Below deck, cannons are being cleaned and prepped as the officers above deck look to the horizon for signs of their adversary. At first, nothing but the blue upon endless blue of the ocean. Then…yes! There! Look to starboard! A black spot! For a moment, all is still as if the ship is holding its breath. “Prepare to engage the enemy, Mr. Smith”, the captain calmly states. Moments later, the ship bristles with guns ready for war. Continue reading

Weather Wars Game Review (prepublished version)

The Guzunganator is a technical marvel! With just a twist of a dial, summer can become winter or rain can give way to a sunny day. For the two partners who created it, Nigel the Frozen Zookeeper and Sun Tree Moon the Organic Farmer, the weather machine is the result of years of study, effort, and sacrifice. Now that they have it, there is just one little problem: neither of the two want to share it with the other! There greed and selfishness has now stated a war. Continue reading

Family Vacation Game Review (prepublished version)

The “traditional family vacation” requires the entire family to pack themselves into a car full of luggage and then travel for miles and miles to see “something”. Then the car is turned towards home. Doesn’t sound like much fun, but for those who get to experience it, a family vacation is an event that will create many happy memories, embarrassing stories, and moments that will make any family come closer together, regardless if the biggest ball of twine is seen or not. Continue reading

Dungeon Roll Game Review (prepublished version)

Legends are born from great deeds forged in the fires of trials and tribulations. A group of adventurers have gathered at the entrance to a dungeon known to be deep, dark, and full of monsters. Some come to make a name for themselves, while others just want to get rich. Whatever their motivation, they are willing to risk it all for the treasure that lies hidden below. Weapons drawn, they begin their journey downward that will either end in fame and fortune or doom. Continue reading

King of Crime: Bootleg Edition Game Review (prepublished version)

Welcome to the early 1930’s. Prohibition has made it possible for enterprising individuals to make a great amount of money selling illegal alcohol. Of course, the major criminal “Families” have been involved from the start, but their criminal exploits and ambitions far exceed those of the common bootlegger. There are only so many rackets and riches to go around, however, and that means you’ll have to fight for what you earn to keep your “Family” flush with cash! Continue reading

Deck of Thieves (prepublished version)

The Lords and Ladies might rule the land, but it’s the Thief Guilds who control the streets of the cities. A vast network of skilled pickpockets, cutpurses, and tricksters make up the rank and file of every guild. And they all answer to you, Guild Master. Good thing, too, because a new Big Boss is needed to lead all the guilds and that position is only given to the most cleverest and resourceful of thieves. Whoever wins, controls all. Continue reading

The Card Game of Oz Game Review (prepublished version)

Oz is not a happy fairy tale. Politics and intrigue are rampant as power struggles between opposing forces divides the land and its people. It is here that a young girl from Kansas first enters the story as a hapless traveler and later becomes Oz’s greatest hero. Lifted right from the pages of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, the history of the land and its strange inhabitants are presented to the players to explore and rewrite as they see fit. Continue reading

Influence Game Review (prepublished version)

The art of diplomacy and intrigue is only mastered by those who are truly devoted to the craft. Subtle is the brush that gently paints hints and suggestions into the minds of influential leaders. If done correctly, a single masterful stroke is worth a thousand soldiers and a well-timed flourish of words can bring down castle walls. It is a dangerous game full of lies and treachery, but the rewards are nothing short of the Keys to the Kingdom and worth the risk! Continue reading

Mayhem Mines Game Review (prepublished version)

Legends tell of a mine deep in the Dwarf Kingdom that is filled with great riches. An earthquake collapsed the mine entrance many years ago, but adventurers have never stopped looking for a way in. Then, no less than a week ago, the mountains rumbled and a long-lost path into the mine was revealed! As quick as you can, grab your gear and make your way into the darkness! There’s gold to grab and much, much danger to avoid. Continue reading

Pint Craft Game Review (prepublished version)

Micro breweries are all the rage, and after trying your hand at making a few of your own craft brews, you’ve decided to create your own business. But making beer for yourself to enjoy is one thing and creating a brewing company is something altogether different. To be successful, you must craft beers using the best ingredients available, come up with new and interesting recipes, and then sell your product. In the end, it won’t matter how good your craft beers are if no one is drinking them. Continue reading

Boss Monster: Master of the Dungeon Game Review (prepublished version)

You have risen through the ranks, paid your dues, attended all the mandatory training meetings, and even did “extra work” for some of your superiors. Finally, you get the call. You are being given an opportunity to prove your worth as a Boss Monster. As quick as you can, you must create a dungeon to lure in heroes, collect their souls, and make sure your peers do not do better than you. After all, there can be only one final Boss Monster and the competition is downright fierce. Continue reading

Gnomes: The Great Sweeping of Ammowan Storytelling Game Review (prepublished version)

You wouldn’t know it just by looking, but your backyard is home to magic and adventure. Gnomes, small caring creatures who exist in harmony with the world around them, live secretly between your flower pots, trees, and yard furniture. All is well for the Gnomes until the time of the Great Sweeping approaches. The Trolls are hunting for the Gnomes and need your little geek’s help to stay undetected! The adventure begins with a note and a desperate plea for help. Now it is up to the little geeks to save the day! Continue reading