Game in a Minute Ep 85: Artifacts Inc.

Title: Artifacts Inc. Publisher: Red Raven Games Release Date: 2014 Designer: Ryan Laukat Artist: Ryan Laukat Player Count: 2-4 Collect treasures, sell them to museums, and make oodles of cash while impressing the curators! Artifacts, Inc. promises all this, but

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Game in a Minute Ep 84: Majesty: For the Realm

Title: Majesty Genre: Drafting, Set Collection, Engine Building, Tableau Building Publisher: Z-Man Games Designer: Marc André Artist: Anne Heidsieck Player Count: 2-4 Majesty is a quick-playing engine-builder where each player is adding workers to their town to score points.  The

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Mystery of the Temples Review

Title: Mystery of the Temples Genre: Set Collection Publisher: Deep Water Games, EmperorS4 Designer: Wei-Min Ling Artist: Maisherly Player Count: 2-4 Thriving on straightforward mechanisms, Mystery of the Temples is a pleasure to play.  Spilling out onto the table beautifully,

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Game in a Minute Ep 81: Kingdomino

Title: Kingdomino Genre: Tile-laying, Drafting Publisher: Blue Orange Games Designer: Burno Cathala Artist: Cyril Bouquet Player Count: 2-4 Kingdomino won the 2017 Spiel des Jahres, so it’s appeal is likely universal.  But did we love it?  Check out Game in

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Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time Review

Title: Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time Genre: Cooperative Publisher: Passport Studio Games, Funforge Designer: Matthew Dunstan, Brett J. Gilbert Artist: Biboun Player Count: 2-4 (Probably easier with more) Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time is a cool,

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The Last Garden Review

Title: The Last Garden Genre: Area Control, Betting, Worker Placement Publisher: One Thousand XP Designer: Matt Christianson, Chris Rowlands Artist: Beth Sobel Player Count: 2-4 The Last Garden Is a unique take on area majority/betting mechanics that may have you

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New York 1901 Review

Title: New York 1901 Genre: Tile Placement, Area Control, Card Drafting Publisher: Blue Orange Games Designer: Chénier La Salle Artist: Vincent Dutrait Player Count: 2-4 New York 1901 is an uncomplicated, beautifully presented, and lots of fun.  Though it has

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Crows Overkill Review

Title: Crows Overkill Genre: Hand Management, Take That, Player Elimination Publisher: Deep Water Games, EmperorS4 Designer: Roy Nambu Artist: Amayagi-do Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Killing birds Crows Overkill is a bit of an oddity, from a thematic

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Skyward Review

Title: Skyward Genre: Tableau Building, Card Drafting Publisher: Rule & Make Designer: Brendan Evans Artist: Ellie Jang, Dmitriy Logunkov, Neil Martin, Steven Preston Player Count: 2-4 (DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME AT 4) Skyward is a drafting/tableau building game that

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Pinball Showdown Review

Title: Pinball Showdown Genre: Auction, Bidding, Set Collection Publisher: Shoot Again Games Designer: Diane Sauer Player Count: 2-4 Pinball Showdown probably isn’t the game you would expect.  However, despite the theme/gameplay mismatch, Pinball Showdown has some really clever design choices under

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