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Cargo: Dead in the Water Game Review (prepublished version)

…The Parent Geeks were also delighted with the game. Even the non-gamers were enjoying themselves, finding the game play to be engaging and intuitive. According to one non-gamer Parent Geek, “I thought this game was going to be much more difficult with the market and collecting the right items to… Continue reading

Clubs Game Review

…& Narrative: None Endorsements: Gamer Geek mixed! Parent Geek approved! Child Geek approved! Overview My parents told me to never step on others to elevate myself or to steal for personal gain. Ironically, that is exactly what you must do in card games. Especially climbing games, where you must out… Continue reading

Ruckus: The Goblin Army Game Review (prepublished version)

…up to the game, but once they saw how much freedom they were given when building their army and the fun ways to chain card effects together, they were hooked. The more casual and non-gamer players were less thrilled about Ruckus, but nonetheless enjoyed themselves, too. According to a non-gamer… Continue reading

Mage Wars: Conquest of Kumanjaro Game Expansion Review

…another non-Mage wounded creature. Sprinting: This special ability allows the player to make use of the Fast trait with the Johktari Beastmaster. Archery Skill: This special ability gives any non-spell ranged attacks a Ranged +1 bonus. New Conditions The expansion introduces three new conditions that can be brought into play… Continue reading

Mars Needs Mechanics Game Review (prepublished version)

…scrap metal Component card can be used to complete a set, but do not have any value. Meaning, if a scrap metal Component card is used to complete a set of 3 cards, the player would only collect Cogs for the two non-scrap metal Component cards. The newly acquired Cogs… Continue reading

Reversal of Fortune Game Review

…pirates, none of the game shows or has anything that might be considered “questionable”. Other than the fact that the game is about stealing from other pirates, the game is very family friendly. Getting Organized To set up the game, first separate the cards into two decks. These will be… Continue reading

Castle Dice Game Review (prepublished version)

…longer than they thought it should. Since the phase doesn’t end until all the players complete their action, each phase is only as fast as the slowest player. Non-gamers really enjoyed the game once I sat them down to play it. That, in itself, was a major victory. Non-gamers took… Continue reading

Jungle Ascent Game Review (prepublished version)

…Draw 2 cards from the pile Player movement requires a bit of explanation as it can be confusing for little geeks and non-gamers. As already stated, a player’s Explorer pawn can only move orthogonally. Additionally, they can only ascend and traverse the cliff face by using ladders, walkways, and conveyor… Continue reading

Conundrum Game Review

None Endorsements: Gamer Geek rejected! Parent Geek approved! Child Geek approved! Overview A simple deck of cards has been used as the cornerstone of countless games and for some of the earliest. The first playing cards appeared in the ninth century during the Tang dynasty in China and have been… Continue reading

Monster Moos Game Review (prepublished version)

…cards. That’s something a player as young as 5-years-old should be able to do with little issue. I predict the game will do very well with the Child and Parent Geeks. I think the game will also do very well with the non-gamers, as the game play is not terribly… Continue reading