An Early Look at Shifting Realms: Darkness Revealed

Shifting Realms is underrated. Designed by Craig and Jeff Van Ness, this Soaring Rhino title is a somewhat light weight Euro-style design of gathering resources and turning those resources into buildings, albeit with a pretty significant twist; the board is comprised of three randomized realms each boasting unique rules, player driven story events, and their…

So Say We All – A Menace Among Us Review

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game came out in 2008, a lifetime in cardboard years, and we’re still looking for a quality successor that can play in a fraktion of the time. Dark Moon came close. The Menace Among Us lands just a bit closer. It’s difficult to shake comparisons when discussing this genre. The trick to nailing this concept is…

Terror Below – Tremors 4: The Board Game

I like to beat around the bush as much as Moses, but let’s not delay the pain: some games are simply not worthy. This is fine. I assure you, we’re all going to be okay. Terror Below can hide underground all it wants, but its lumpy exterior and malodorous excretions are clear as the Nevada sky.…

Hako Oh No – A Hako Onna Review

This is a game where you get to play a dead girl stuffed into a box. You lurk in an abandoned mansion moving hiding place to hiding place and giggling as you go. Those other people at the table are stuck in your house, doing their damnedest to get the hell out before being devoured.…

Are you not entertained? A Proving Grounds Review

Kane Klenko is an interesting fellow. Known for his titles such as Fuse and Flip Ships, his brand comes across as “quirky”. Proving Grounds is right in that pocket. This is a real-time gladiatorial bout where one player embodies a betrayed princess and the others never show up. That’s right, this is a table for one and a design specifically…

Dance Magic Dance – A Slide Quest Review

Brutal and cute are two words you don’t often see together. Perhaps when some weirdo is talking about Harley Quinn, or when my five year old lays a sick burn on her daddy-o, and maybe when we’re talking about Slide Quest. This fresh release from Blue Orange Games is every bit brutal and every bit cute.…

Old Tentacle Town Road

Sean Sweigart, Aaron Dill, and John Kovaleski are the three men behind some of the best thematic games of the past decade. They brought us Spartacus, Sons of Anarchy, and Star Trek: Ascendancy, among others. These are some of my favorite titles and still see regular play. That was before. Sean sadly passed away in 2016 and it…