SPREADing The Hobby
King of Tokyo
Roll Through The Ages
SPREAD Introducing new players to modern board gaming can be a difficult task. Selecting the correct gateway game solves m...
SMASH UP In Smash Up, players are given two factions which are combined to form a single deck. Each faction has unique car...
Strategy I am a terrible chess player. In order to get better, my only options are to play more (and suffer humiliating defeats...
February 7, 2018
Medici Player Count 3-6 Players (2 player variant) Game Length 45-60 minutes Designer Reiner Knizia (Ra, Colossal Arena, Ingenious) Publisher Grail Games Mechanics Auction, Press You...
February 6, 2018
Grimoire Player Count 2-5 players (Best with 5) Game Length 45 minutes Designer Hayato Kisaragi (Lost Legacy) Publisher Z-Man Games (Code of Nine, Pandemic Legacy, Fairy Tale) Mechan...
Reflections On Catan
January 4, 2018
Reflections on Catan I have been playing Catan for at least twelve years (possibly more) and it remains one of the most remarkable games I’ve ever played. It has been one of the most infl
November 2, 2017
Jaipur Review Jaipur is a two-player drafting game where players compete to earn the most coins by selling goods. Neither player knows the exact score of the other and every coin mat...
Next Step Gaming Catan
October 18, 2017
Next Steps Gaming: Catan Even more than twenty years after its initial release, Catan is still the first modern board game that people have played. It was my very first game and will...
Games To Try Before You Buy
October 6, 2017
Digital Games To Try Before You Buy As I’ve mentioned before, digital board games will never replace their in-person counterpart for me. However, one of the advantages they offer is a cha