Unboxing: Fireball Island!

Back in July I filmed a goofy, little Root Unboxing on Instagram. I’d never really watched an unboxing video and was just fooling around, but the video amused Andrew and made me think “Hey maybe I should do another one.”

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PAX Unplugged: The Quacks of Quedlinburg & Oceans: An Evolution Game

While running around PAX Unplugged, we had the chance to catch up with one of our favorite game designers and one of our favorite social media wizard, both of whom happen to work for one of our favorite publishers!  Bruce

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PAX Unplugged: Tiny Towns

While hanging out at the AEG booth we met Peter McPherson creator of Tiny Towns. On first sight, his abstract city building game captured us and we needed to know more about it! Peter gave us an overview and now

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PAX Unplugged: Scorpius Freighter

This past weekend we visited PAX Unplugged, the first PAX convention to focus solely on board games. It was a fantastic amount of fun and we got to see a bunch of new games including AEG’s new worker placement game,

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Root Review

Title: Root Genre: War, Asymmetrical Publisher: Leder Games Designer: Cole Wehrle Artist: Kyle Ferrin Player Count: 2-4 (1-6 with the expansion) For People Who Like: Vast, Asymmetry, Accessible war games Root combines everything that is good about an asymmetrical game

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Vast: The Crystal Caverns Review

Title: Vast: The Crystal Caverns Genre: Dungeon Crawl, Asymmetrical Publisher: Leder Games Designer: Patrick Leder, David Somerville Artist: Kyle Ferrin Player Count: 1-5 (or 7 with the expansion) Vast: The Crystal Caverns is a tremendously ambitious piece of game design

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Game in a Minute: The Game

Title: The Game Genre: Cooperative, Hand Management Publisher: IDW Games, Pandasaurus Games Designer: Steffen Benndorf Artist: Kwanchai Moriya Player Count: 1-5 The Game is a quick, fun filler and a great travel game, and the latest printing from IDW Games

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Game in a Minute: Dice of Crowns & Dice of Pirates

Title: Dice of Crowns & Dice of Pirates Genre: Press your luck, Dice Rolling Publisher: Thing 12 Games Designer: Sean Epperson, Brander "Badger" Roullett Artist: Darrin Michelson, Kris Quistorff Player Count: 2-6 For People Who Like: Rolling dice Both Dice

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Game in a Minute Spirits of the Wild

Title: Spirits of the Wild Publisher: Mattel Release Date: 2018 Designer: Nick Hayes Artist: Syd Weiler Player Count: 2 Players This week Andrew whips through an explanation of Spirits of the Wild; an elegant set collection game  where you call

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Game in a Minute Splendor

Title: Splendor Publisher: Space Cowboys, Asmodee Release Date: 2014 Designer: Marc André Artist: Marc André, Pascal Quidault Player Count: 2-4 players For People Who Like: Building engines. Great two player game. Mining gems and buying some influence with nobles is

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