Isle of Monsters

Mayday Games is launching a new Kickstarter: Isle of Monsters! Tonight at 8PM MST (10PM EST), you can check out this 2-5 player, set collection and resource gathering game. The first 5 backers will get the game for only $1! This flash Kickstarter sales go super

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Bureaunauts Kickstarter Preview

**Edit:  The Bureaunauts Kickstarter is live!** Firing up the Kickstarter video for Bureaunauts, I am immediately put off, ever so slightly, by the somewhat flat, practiced tone of the narrator (who I am guessing is co-designer Allison Markello; sorry Allison) –

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Underlings of Underwing Kickstarter Preview

**Edit:  It’s up now!  Check out the Underlings of Underwing Kickstarter here!** Going up on Kickstarter August 25th, Underlings of Underwing is a new game from Alisha Volkman, Stephen Slota, and Kevin Ballestrini.  In it, a whopping 2-6 players will

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Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft Review – A Mystery Made For 2

In Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, 2 players will take on the roles of the titular geniuses as they attempt to unravel the details of a bombing in London.  Designed by Diego Ibanez, beautifully illustrated by Pedro Soto, and distributed afar

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Plums Review – A Real Peach Of A Game

Plums, or Pi Mal Pflaumen (as it was originally titled) is a beautiful trick taking game from designer Matthias Cramer and publisher Crash of Games (Backyard Builders Treehouse).  With a refined aesthetic, easy-to-grasp rules, and a snappy playtime, this small-box game

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DragonStone Mine Kickstarter Preview

DragonStone Mine! is a game on Kickstarter right now, might be a game you’d be tempted to dismiss as gimicky; on the table, it is all colorful bits and some spoked wooden blocks, with naught but a few miniature cards to

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Dastardly Dirigibles Review

As everyone knows, airships are the only civilized way to travel.  From the tip of my tophat to the cap on my cane, it always gives me a thrill to step up onto the gantry and take my place on

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Game in a Minute Ep.9 – Sushi Go!

Sometimes, we talk about ‘filler’ games – games that are meant to while away the in-between spaces made by bigger games, or to act as a warm-up or cool-down for long game nights.  Fillers have to be quick, light, and

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Alchemy! Review – Transmuting Gold into Lead

Alchemy! (exclamation! point!) from Mike Kanarek and Aviary Games, is a take-that set-collection game for 2-5 players.  In it, everyone takes on the role of an aspiring alchemy student, competing against their fellows to prove they are worthy of the

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Sink Your Teeth into Bon Appétit!

Bon Appétit – A Fine Dining Frenzy by Avant-Garde Games is a 2-5 player deception game with a heaping plateful of protine. Every player is a famous foodie determined to have their fill of a delicious steak dinner. The only problem

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