Review

Roll dice and build wonders in Unearth

We are living in a golden age of board games. There are literally thousands of games being created and released every year. It’s only fitting that some great games get overlooked, and buried under the sheer amount of plastic and cardboard produced. But what kind of board game do we find when we unearth… Unearth.

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Review

For better or worse, Okey Dokey is reverse Hanabi

Both are small box cooperative board games. Both have you putting cards down in a particular order. Both require limited communication. The big difference between the two is in Okey Dokey, your hand faces you, instead of your teammates. Is that enough to turn my negative review of Hanabi into a positive?

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Review

Is Escape Plan a successful heist?

You’ve just scored the big one. After this you’ll disappear to a beach somewhere with no extradition, and yes, pina coladas. But that has to wait. Right now, you need to escape; quickly. Can you avoid the cops and find the most money before they close in? Find out in Escape Plan.

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Review

Pandemic: In the Lab simplifies lab work and safety protocols

Pandemic: In the Lab is the second expansion to Pandemic. In order to get the most from this expansion, you’ll need to own Pandemic, and Pandemic: On the Brink. There’s also Pandemic: State of Emergency expansion for the base game, then 7 other stand alone variations. It’s like there’s a pandemic of Pandemic out there.

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Review

Dune: Imperium lives up to the hype!

When I reviewed Paul Dennen’s previous game Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure my overall feel was that it was good, but it was missing that something that makes a board game great. Well, since then, it seems Paul found what was missing and then some!

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Review

In a firefight of wits don’t get caught in the Crossfire

For a while there, it seemed like there was race to make the simplest, most stream lined version of a social deduction game. With One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Secret Hitler and One Night Resistance coming out all within a couple of years. Crossfire was a late entrant into the race, but how did it fair?

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Review

Is Dinosaur Island a roar, or a whimper?

In my head, Dinosaur Island was a turning point for the board game industry. Specifically in regards to premium components. Before Dinosaur Island, we were happy when we got animeeples for Agricola what a step up in terms of immersion. Then Dinosaur Island came along and went all out, have a million and one plastic […]

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