Recently in many of the board gaming groups I follow, I have been seeing a trend of people complaining about games being over produced. This is a somewhat puzzling statement to me, after all I find a lot of joy in games that go a step above and beyond. Generally when I see this statement,… Continue reading Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games
Game: Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition Designer: Chris Neuman (II), Adam Rehberg Published: Adam's Apple Games Players: 1-5 Playtime: 25-35 Minutes Play Type: Tile Drafting/ Set Collection Synopsis: You will be competing against your fellow blacksmiths to forge the best sword in the realms. There are many things to consider while crafting a magnificent sword, including length, quality and magical capabilities.… Continue reading Review of Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition
Game: Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig Designer: Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 2-7 Playtime: 45-60 Minutes Play Type: Tile Placement, Tile Drafting Synopsis: King Ludwig requires only the best castles, and it is simply a task above just one measly designer. You will be working with another designer to build a magnificent… Continue reading Review of Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig
Being both a teacher and the main gamer in my house, it means that I get delegated the task of teaching pretty much every game my family plays. While I sometimes play at public game nights, the majority of my gaming happens with my family so I am frequently teaching new games. While it is… Continue reading Five Games I Love to Play but Hate to Teach
Game: Kill Merlin! Designer: Dave Schuman Published: Schuman Family Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 30-90 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection/ Resource Management/ Take That Kickstarter Release Date: September 18th Synopsis: Merlin is the most powerful wizard in the realms, and the power has gone to his head. He craves control of the magical realms, and does everything in his… Continue reading The Meeple Street’s Review of Kill Merlin!
Game: Everdell Designer: James A. Wilson Published: Starling Games Players: 1-4 Playtime: 40-80 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement/ Set Collection Synopsis: Everdell is a beautiful valley, shadowed by immense trees and divided by shining creeks. Hidden amongst the Ever Tree, a grand tree that offers share and protection the critters of the valley have found that it is… Continue reading Review of Everdell
Over the past few days I shared my overall experience at Gen Con. Today I wanted to share a few best moments to give you more of an idea of the things I enjoyed during Gen Con. Best Available Game Demoed This was probably the most difficult category for me because I was able to… Continue reading Gen Con Best List