“Light dice game” usually implies lots of rolling and very little influence over who wins the game in the end, it’s just whoever rolls better. Not so in Blueprints. There are many dice, sure enough, but you don’t roll them all that much and if you win or not depends less on how you roll them and more on how you use them.Read more
Lucha Libre, Mexican free style wrestling, is flashy. It has personality. And it’s very, very emotional. All that can be side about the dice game Luchador as well.Read more
The first nominee for this year’s Spiel des Jahres award, a light but clever dice game by Steffen Benndorf. While some luck is obviously involved, there are also decisons to be made at every corner.Read more
The city of Arkham just doesn’t get a break. When it’s not monsters in the street, it’s a Great Old One at the museum. And it’s the same people that have to mop up the mess again and play YAHTZEE AGAINST CTHULHU!
Yeah, sounds weird, I know. But bear with me, it’s actually a lot of fun.
Small and quick games – we don’t write about them much just because they are small and quick. But we all play them. Between other games. Before dinner. Sitting in a pub waiting for people to show up. And then, sometimes, we do write about them.Read more
Expensive game components, the final frontier for board game publisher. These are the games of Victory Point Games. Their continuing mission: to bring you new games, to seek out new authors, new genres, to boldly ship their games in a ziploc bag.
You guessed it, Final Frontier is a science fiction game that keeps referencing a certain TV series. But is a good theme and paper components in a ziploc game enough to make a great game?
Strike Dice is a game that promises epic conflict and adventure. After all, there are monsters on the box and the game board shows the conflict of Good vs. Evil. Also of Sight vs. Hearing, a conflict that recieves too little attention these days.Read more
Not every game can be a brain-twisting, deeply strategic game. A gaming evening/weekend/vacation needs the fillers, the quick, light games that nevertheless everyone enjoys. And that’s where Pickomino, a game that you wouldn’t expect to show up in a serious gamer’s play time, has its niche.Read more
If “A Fistful of Penguins” makes you think of a western set in the Antarctic, then you’re in for a disappointment. If you’re looking for a family-friendly dice game, then you could do much worse.Read more
Dungeon crawler games tend to be dice rolling festivals: you find a monster, you throw a die and either you die or the monster dies. Dungeon Fighter is not so different from that, only now you throw the dice on a target, and whether you hit or not is much more important than what face the die shows.Read more