5 Awesome Scenario-Based Board Games You Have To Try

One of the biggest gripes hobby board gamers have about games like Monopoly is the so-called “roll and move” mechanic. I roll a die or two and move that number of spaces. Around and around the board we go in perpetuity, leaving the length of each movement entirely up to chance. The games I’ve listed here are some of the … Continue reading 5 Awesome Scenario-Based Board Games You Have To Try

Tiny Epic Western Review

TINY EPIC WESTERN (Gamelyn Games) Well, howdy there, partner. You ain’t from around these here parts, are ya? Well, saddle up. We’re gunna talk about Gamelyn Games’ new one, Tiny Epic Western. I’ve been a fan of the “Tiny Epic” series for quite a while now. These are small-box games that play in a half hour and have surprising depth … Continue reading Tiny Epic Western Review

Battlecruisers Review

BATTLECRUISERS (TMG) Amidst the chaos of battle, every member of a ship’s crew has a role to play and a time at which to play it. Taking charge of a space battlecruiser, it’s your job to lead this team in outplaying or outlasting your opponents. With a lot of planning for strategy and a little luck for timing, you just may do it too. For each game of … Continue reading Battlecruisers Review

Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Review

RICK AND MORTY: TOTAL RICKALL (Cryptozoic Entertainment) In preparation for this review, I felt the need to view the source material: Rick and Morty Season 2 – “Total Rickall.” Having not watched much Adult Swim since my teen years I was happy to find it much more funny than I remembered most of the shows being. Basically, the jist is that crazy alien parasites have … Continue reading Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Review

Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space Review

ESCAPE FROM THE ALIENS IN OUTER SPACE (Osprey Games) Trapped in a badly damaged spaceship that’s plunged into a powerless darkness and is beset with aliens, you have no choice but to make a go for the escape pods. Whether or not they’re still functional, you’ll deal with that when you get there. Whether or not your shipmates can make … Continue reading Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space Review

Salem Review

SALEM (Passport Studios) The year is 1692 and paranoia is tearing through the Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts. Neighbor turns on neighbor and family member on family member as accusations of witchcraft coupled with a fanatical clinging to orthodoxy result in one of the darkest chapters in American History. Taking on the role of the advocate for one of these … Continue reading Salem Review

Ice Cool Review

ICE COOL (Brain Games) Ice Cool might be one of the cleverest games out there now. The name is a fun little wordplay off of “high school.” The packaging is an ingenious boxes-within-boxes nesting doll that fits inside a surprisingly compact game box. Finally, the theme of penguins cutting classes by skittering around their “Ice Cool” as executed through flicking … Continue reading Ice Cool Review