Board Game of The Week!

Coup

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Coup is a social deduction card game by the creator Rikki Tahta. In this game you have to take the role of high ups in a government and use their abilities, but not all is as it seems. Being able to bluff even if you don't have the card, leading to all kinds of shenanigans with backstabbing a coin grabbing. Its a great simple deduction game and I recommend it for all ages!

 

Atmosphere: 3/5

Gameplay: 4.5/5

Art: 5/5

Quality: 4.5/5

2/22/2024

Nemesis

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Nemesis, a wonderful take on the sci fi alien tropes. You take control of a colorful cast of characters that wake up on the ship The Nemesis. Each of you have your own goals to accomplish, so it is up to you to decide what sides you want to be a part of and who you want to survive the encounters with the intruders and complete your goals.

 

Atmosphere: 5/5

Gameplay: 4.5/5

Art: 5/5

Quality: 4.5/5

2/15/2024

ROOT

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Root is woodland creature board control game made by Leder Games. In this game, you control many different factions that actually play completely different. It adds to a really interesting gameplay loop where you have to figure out how they function and take advantage of their weaknesses. With super cute art and a million expansions, its great fun!

 

Atmosphere: 4.5/5

Gameplay: 5/5

Art: 5/5

Quality: 4.5/5

2/08/2024

Thunder road: vendetta

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Thunder Road: Vendetta is the first racing board game I have ever seen and I absolutely love it. With an auto generating board in front of you, your goal is to make it to the end of the race before everyone else. However, the finish line only shows up when one person is knocked out of the game. With bumping, shooting, and general tomfoolery, this game is a blast for everyone!

 

Atmosphere: 5/5

Gameplay: 5/5

Art: 4/5

Quality: 4.5/5

1/31/2024

Red Dragon inn

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Red Dragon Inn is a goofy card game by the creator Slugfest Games. You take your role as an adventurer coming back from a day of journeying, and resting at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your friends try to see who can last the longest without getting too drunk or getting too hurt and passing out. It is a great party game because you could theoretically play as many people you want if you have enough characters. With about a billion expansions, there is no end to content in this wonderfully wacky game. 

 

Atmosphere: 4.5/5

Gameplay: 3/5

Art: 4/5

Quality: 4.5/5

1/26/2024

NIGHT CAGE

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Night Cage is a game made by the company Smirk and Dagger. It is a co operative horror board game that takes place in a labyrinth that constantly changes, and you aren't alone. With all kinds of monsters and creature to make the experience more difficult, it is an always evolving game that can flip the difficulty on a dime. You can think that you are doing super well and then 3 more monsters show up and you lose. The best part is though is that any time you lose you can figure out what you did wrong and do better next time. There is some luck but it compliments the more strategic parts of the game. It is an absolute blast and recommend it for anyone wanting a solid co op game.

Atmosphere: 5/5

Gameplay: 4/5

Art: 5/5

Quality: 5/5

1/26/2024

POTION EXPLOSION

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Potion Explosion, made by Horrible Games, is a marble matching strategy game where the goal of the game is to make more potions than your opponents. It is a great time especially if you enjoy matching games, specifically Candy Crush. Having physical marbles clinking together is also incredibly addicting, especially when a large chain begins. I would recommend it for anyone especially if you like to build physical props for your board games.

Atmosphere: 3/5

Gameplay: 4/5

Art: 4/5

Quality: 4/5

1/17/2024

Fire tower

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Fire Tower, which was made by Runaway Parade Games, is a competitive game where you have to use fire against your opponents to burn down their tower, while trying to stop the encroaching flames from burning yours. The game is incredibly dynamic with cards and abilities you can use. At a fairly short play time of 15 - 30 minutes, this is one I recommend for anyone, even if you are just starting to get into the hobby. It is good fun all around!

Atmosphere: 5/5

Gameplay: 4.5/5

Art: 5/5

Quality: 5/5

1/08/2024

WINGSPAN

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Wingspan is an engine building game from the creator Elizabeth Hargrave and Stonemaier Games. It is the perfect blend of strategy and luck, especially with building out the actions you can do on each row of the player mat and the bird cards you get.  The art is absolutely gorgeous, and you can learn some fun bird facts while you play. I highly recommend this game for anyone looking for an engine building and resource management game.

Atmosphere: 4.5/5

Gameplay: 4.5/5

Art: 5/5

Quality: 4.75/5

1/01/2024