Tichu may be the game that profited most from going on the intertubes so far: while it has been around since 1991, it was appearing on Brettspielwelt that made the name known to every gamer to ever be online. And deservedly so. While Tichu may look similar to any other card game you know, it’s quite a unique mix of trick-taking and shedding game, but gains most its fascination from being a team game.Read more
Deck-building games are a relatively new family of board games, having emerged as recently as 2008. By necessity, deck-building games[…]Read more
Just when you thought that every way to play with cards had been published somewhere already, along comes a game like Innovation. With some – dare I use the word – innovative game mechanics and many ways to make sabotage your opponents’ strategy, you probably haven’t played a card game quite like this one before.Read more
I doesn’t actually take a lot of rules to create a great game. A very small set of simple rules plus one minimal twist is all it takes. A minimal twist like requiring you to predict the future. Welcome to Wizard.Read more
Sometimes, game expansion are best when they change nothing at all. If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it, as they say.
Is this nugget of wisdom true for Dixit 2?
Welcome to the Wild West! You might not want to get to comfortable on your horse and take some cover behind that barrel there, the west is particularly wild today. Not only is everyone shooting everyone else, no one is even sure who is on their side. But in a real Western, that matters less than putting lead in the air, so get shooting.Read more
Some people don’t like too much randomness in games. Those people better stop reading now, because we’re talking about Fluxx. Fluxx is slightly more random than getting up in the middle of the business meeting yelling “CAULIFLOWER” … while wearing a wombat suit. And this here is not just any Fluxx, iiiiiiiiit’s MontyPython’s Flying Fluxx Game!Read more
Perpetual-Motion Machine, the new game by Ted Alspach, has nothing to do with physics, despite the title. Instead, it’s a set collecting game shooting for poker hands, where playing a hand lets you improve one attribute of your game play.Read more
Remember history lessons from school? Yeah, me neither. Too many dates to remember. So how about we just go and mix up history until it matches the answers that we thought were right?Read more
Dixit is a very creative communication game that has you describe and guess at picture cards. It’s much more fun than this description sounds, fun enough for this year’s Spiel des Jahres award.Read more