Potion Explosion is an entertaining, whimsical themed puzzle-like game that uses a unique component: an automatic sliding mechanic tray of marbles. If you’ve enjoyed playing digital games like Bejeweled or Candy Crush, you may enjoy this type of board game.
Each player receives two starter potions to place in their Brewer area. You will race to complete potions and use their abilities to help you obtain more ingredients (marbles) thus completing more potions. Ce...
Junk Art is a box filled with balance, creativity and a whole lot of fun. It’s a dexterity type game filled with numerous challenges. Whether you are creative with structure building or skilled with your steady hands, there’s plenty of gameplay to go around the world collecting as many fans as you can to win the game.
The gameplay is very simple. Each game will have three rounds and the 3 random city cards will be dealt to determine what kind of rules you will b...
Codenames is a fun guessing word game where you get to compete against another person or group by cleverly using one word and one number and guessing as many words based on that one word and one number.
There are always two teams in a game, Red or Blue. Each team has a spymaster and a field operative. The spymaster is the clue giver (gives a word and a number) and the field operative is the word guesser (guesses words related to the word given by the spymaster a...
Orleans is a bag builder game where players compete in different areas in goods, money, development tracks and victory points using followers and gaining citizen tiles. It almost feels like a race and area control using a mechanic similar to that of a deck builder but instead using a deck of cards, it’s using a bag filled with tokens.
The object of the game is to collect various items from coins, goods, building trading stations, earning development points and c...
Apotheca is a different kind of tile laying game that plays like Connect 4 on steroids with an added guessing/hiding mechanic. It is quite fun for such a simple game with straight forward rules.
The object of the game is to make matches of the same colored potion tiles. It could either be 4-in-a-row, an L match, T match or a + match. You lay out tiles facedown, or reveal them; therefore gaining gems, and trying to make these special matches in order to fulfill a...
Quadropolis is a tile laying game a little different from your typical tile laying games (where all players lay tiles and build adjacent around it as it grows outwardly). In Quadropolis, players build their own city on their player mat by choosing square tiles from a pool of tiles on the main game board. There are different ways you could earn victory points depending on which buildings you choose.
The setup varies depending on how many players are pla...
Yardmaster is an easy and fun filler game where players compete in loading their train with railcars and obtaining these railcars by collecting different types of cargo. And whoever can reach the score goal first wins. Point goals depend on how many players there are.
The game is set up with two kinds of decks. One for Railcars and one for Cargo. There are five types of cargo (Coal, Livestock, Oil, Timber, and Automobile) Each player starts with an engine ca...
Castles of Mad King Ludwig (CoMKL) is a tile laying game where all players build their own unique layout of a castle, choosing the best prices for each rooms and laying them out in ways that can earn them the most victory points.
The setup for each game is dependent on how many players are playing. The more players there are, the more tiles and room cards are available in the game. During setup, favor tokens are chosen randomly depending on how many players ther...
Alchemists is one of the few games that has made a movement towards the modern boardgaming incorporating devices into gameplay. This is a unique deduction game with a greater challenge than one can expect.
There are only six rounds in this game. At the beginning of every round players will determine the play order. Then each player, starting with the last player, will place their action cubes, placing them anywhere on the 8 different action spaces they can choos...
Star Realms is probably one of the best small games you can get that won’t hurt your wallet so much. It comes in a small box, but it certainly has a lot of game and fun to it.
Each box of Star Realms allows two players to play. The more Star Realms decks you have, the more people can play. If you've played Dominion, this is very much like the gameplay; it’s a deck-builder game. Each player starts with 50 Authority (life) points and is dealt 10 cards, shuffled (c...
Robot Turtles is a great family game that offers education, and yet provides plenty of entertainment for kids and adults.
The game is played by a grown-up (the Turtle Mover) and by kid(s) (the Turtle Masters). The turtle master will select code cards based on which way he/she wants their turtle to move or turn. The grown up will then move the turtle following each code card respectively.
The object of the game is to get the turtle to reach their jewel. Sounds...
AAaah!!! That is the sound level you don’t want to encounter at this point of the game, because let’s face it, your survivor may just not make it out alive.
Zombicide is your simple and typical Ameritrash game. There’s not a whole lot of thinking in strategy due to it’s randomness in dice rolling and spawning of zombies at the spawn zones, but this game definitely has it’s zombie theme cut out for you.
The game is composed of three main phases: The Players’ (...
Village is a game that may seem complex at first but once you get your head wrapped around the rules, it plays quite well and offers plenty of strategy in earning prestige points in a variety of ways.
The game is setup depending on how many players there are, and at the beginning of every round, the board is seeded with influence cubes. There are five cube colors. Orange (Skill used for Crafts and Travel) Green (Persuasiveness used for Market and Council Chamber...
Snowdonia is a unique worker placement game with a railroad theme and a built-in auto mechanic that lets you not only play with players but also play against the game itself. It’s a competition between who can excavate the most rubble, lay railroad tracks, build stations and fulfill contracts.
Each player starts with two labor pawns. They send each to do one of seven different tasks.
• Take Resources from the stockyard (Iron, Stone, or Coal)
• Excavate (Rubb...
Sushi Go is a small great filler game that involves a drafting mechanic and set collection. It might look and sound quick and simple, but there is a lot of strategy in this compact game.
Every player is dealt anywhere from 7-10 cards depending on how many players there are and there are three rounds in every game. In the first round, all players will pick a card and place it face down in their play area and then everyone reveals their face down card altogether. ...
Kemet is a fantasy ancient Egyptian themed game that offers plenty of battle play, building of armies and upgrading of pyramids to buy more powerful tiles allowing you to score victory points in different ways.
Every player is given their own player board where they can place their action tokens to perform actions (like you would in a worker placement game) You can:
• gain prayer points (acts like money, used to buy power tiles)
• upgrade pyramid (lets one b...
Battle Sheep is a cute, fun, slight “take that” type of game. It’s not a difficult game to teach or learn. Some might be fooled by the simplicity of the game but there is still a little room for some strategy and tactics. It’s not a gamer’s game, but rather a game for people who don’t want to be involved with much heavy thinking; and could possibly be a breath of fresh air from playing your typical big store board games.
Every player is given four pasture tiles,...
Agricola is one of top 5 board games of all time for a good reason. It is thematic, has great component quality, and it provides an intensive strategic worker placement for the avid board gamer.
There are 14 rounds in the game. Since you only start off with 2 workers, this leaves you with some challenging decisions to begin with as it only allows you to take two actions (unless a minor improvement or occupation card allows you to do extra); you will only have 2 ...