Fantasy Flight Games Someone over at Fantasy Flight Games must have bought a machine that can package games with a[…]Read more
Dragon Castle is a game based on Mahjong Solitaire. It takes the basics of the classic game and builds around it until we get a modern, Euro-style game that can have up to four players.Read more
Fantasy Flight Games We’ve had collectible card games, living card games that were slightly less collectible, we’ve had deck building[…]Read more
Quined Games Action selection is going to French Polynesia. In Quined Games’s Raiatea players pick a location and its associated[…]Read more
Aaaaaand we have a winner. Two winners, actually. Spiel and Kennerspiel des Jahres have been awarded. Spiel des Jahres is[…]Read more
I thought I’d seen every possible way to use cards. Keep them in your hand. Put them on the table. Facing you. Facing everyone else at the table. Turning them every which way to change what they do. And then along comes Luxor, a Spiel des Jahres nominee by Rüdiger Dorn, with a way to use cards that is all new, and yet super simple.
There isn’t much of a story to Luxor. Each player controls a group of adventurers as they make their way through the legendary temple of Luxor to the pharaoh’s burial chamber. It’s not so much what you’re doing or why that makes Luxor interesting. It’s the how.Read more
Plaid Hat Games Give me a game where two players each control a team of three people beating each other[…]Read more
Alderac We’ve heard how Thunderstone Quest – Back to the Dungeon will have a cooperative mode where the players defend[…]Read more
Alderac Hey, you know two more things coming to Thunderstone Quest with the Back to the Dungeon expansion? Swarm Monsters[…]Read more
The Quedlinburg Quacks are not the east German town’s hockey team. Neither are the Quacks of Quedlinburg a family of celebrity ducks living in the area. I would love if they were, though. No, The Quacks of Quedlinburg (original title: Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, no official English title yet) is one of Wolfgang Warsch’s games on this year’s Spiel des Jahres shortlists. We already reviewed the others (Ganz Schön Clever and The Mind), so today we’ll talk about quacks and snake oil salesmen.
The players in Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg are charlatans selling their potions and tinctures at the annual fair in Quedlinburg. At least, they will sell them if they manage to make them without blowing up their kettle. Spoiler: they won’t. Not reliably. The possibility of your kettle exploding is the fun. And the best part: when it does explode you have no one to blame but yourself.Read more