Product: The DM Solution Creator: Hrothgar’s Hoard Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1658949603/1499918819 Product Description The DM’s Solution created by John Pratt of Hrothgar’s Hoard is an all in one tool for a Dungeon Master. Included in it is a DM screen, white board, dice tower and dice tray, all conveniently enclosed in a wooden chest. Dungeon… Continue reading Review of The DM Solution
Game: Forsaken Forest Designer: Alec Nezin Published: Forsaken Games Players: 4-12 Playtime: 20-60 Minutes Play Type: Social Deduction Synopsis: You have accompanied a group of travels through a dark forest, with mysterious forces awakened. Little do you know some of your companions have already become corrupted. Your only chance of survival is to make it… Continue reading Review of Forsaken Forest
"I'm not sure that this is going to be your kind of game". It is a statement that I frequently run into at game stores and conventions. To be perfectly honest, I completely understand why. I am a young woman, who frequently goes to stores in my work attire. Not exactly the picture of a… Continue reading Don’t Judge a Player at First Glance
I personally am in awe of the people who always track their plays. I love seeing the data charts it can produce, and the stats on who has won games versus how many times they have been played. The information really excited me. However, whenever I think about starting to do so myself, I really… Continue reading Do You Track Your Games?
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
The other day while I was browsing Facebook, I came upon someone asking about why a game had a score pad rather than a dry erase score tracker. I don't remember which game was being discussed, but it caught my attention because I was surprised that so many people would prefer a dry erase method… Continue reading Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms
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