Old Men of the Forest is a charity game: all its profits go to the Orangutan Foundation UK. So don’t think of this as a review, its more a “bringing it to your attention”. You can support the apes – never call them monkeys, they hate that – and gain a light card game in the process.Read more
Tag: family game
A Fistful of Penguins
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
Creating magic potions and elixirs isn’t easy, we all know that since a certain young wizard had to struggle through his Potions classes. But being able to create them yourself does have a certain appeal, doesn’t it? It’s time for Potion-making practice.Read more
Maybe you have heard the term "snack game" for a game that plays in about fifteen minutes, while you’re waiting for your pizza or for another game to end. Sandwich is a snack game, in all meanings of the expression.Read more
The restaurant business is harsh and the competition is fierce. This city is not big enough for more than one souvlaki restaurant. Souvlaki Wars is more peaceful than the name sounds, but not much.Read more
6 nimmt! (or Category 5, as it is known in some parts of the world) is one of the great gateway games, a game that brings people who never played anything besides Poker (or Skat, or Mahjonng, depending where in the world you are) to modern games. And after years of playing, I still didn’t find the point where I’d get bored of it.Read more
Shakespeare: The Bard Game
Some games are not created to entertain boardgamers, they are made to add some spice to some other hobby – usually, those games are either trivia games or roll-and-move races. Shakespeare: The Bard Game goes beyond that and creates an actual game around those two elements.Read more
Far off from the typical board game, Mondo works on a time limit, players play simultaneously and yet it comes along as not only a kid game but also a game for experienced players.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?
Mord im Arosa
Mord im Arosa is a very, very unusual mystery game. There is no deduction element at all and neither are you supposed to hide your identity. Instead, the whole game is about listening where the clue cubes land in the tower when they are dropped in.
Unusual? Yes. Fun? Find out.