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The End of a Hiatus and a Brief Apology…

I am back! I wanted to take a moment before I get back into reviewing and other board game related activity to explain why I went very suddenly on hiatus and to apologize to anyone who provided content for me to review during that period. In October, I completed my review for the Wingspan Oceania… Continue reading The End of a Hiatus and a Brief Apology…

Expansions · Reviews

Review of Wingspan Oceania Expansion

Expansion: Wingspan Oceania Expansion Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave Publisher: Stonemaier Games ***This is a review of the second expansion for Wingspan, if you are interested in a full Wingspan review you can find one here*** Overview Positives: Balancing Different Strategies New Goal Tiles Beautiful Artwork Adds Replayability New Player Mats New Ways to Score More Flexibility… Continue reading Review of Wingspan Oceania Expansion

Expansions · Reviews

Review of Tapestry: Plans and Ploys

Expansion: Tapestry: Plans and Ploys Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Publisher: Stonemaier Games   ***This is a review of the first expansion for Tapestry, if you are interested in a full Tapestry review you can find one here*** Overview Positives: Provides New Goals for Game Play New Civilizations Provide Variety and Replayability Beautiful Artwork Creates More Tension During Conquer Actions Includes… Continue reading Review of Tapestry: Plans and Ploys

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Starlink

Game: Starlink Published: Blue Orange Games Designer: Markus Slawitscheck and Arno Steinwender Players: 3-6 Playtime: 30 Minutes Play Type: Party Games Synopsis: It is now your job to map the sky into a variety of picturesque constellations. Connect the stars in the sky to create a variety of masterpieces but then rely on your follow enthusiasts to name the constellations.… Continue reading Review of Starlink

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Team3 Green

Game: Team3 Green Designer: Alex Cutler and Matt Fantastic Published: Brain Games Inc Players: 3-6 Players Playtime: 30 Minutes Play Type:  Dexterity/ Party Synopsis: You are taking on the role of the three monkeys. One of the monkeys cannot hear, another cannot see, and the final cannot speak. Your job is to complete blueprints to… Continue reading Review of Team3 Green

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Paranormal Detectives

Game: Paranormal Detectives Designer: Szymon Maliński, Adrian Orzechowski, Marcin Łączyński Published: Lucky Duck Games Players: 3-6 Players Playtime: 45 Minutes Play Type:  Deduction Synopsis: You have awoken as a ghost, desperate to communicate with a group of onlookers exactly how you have died. Your job is to use all the tools in your toolbox to… Continue reading Review of Paranormal Detectives

Expansions · Reviews

Review of Wingspan European Expansion

Expansion: Wingspan European Expansion Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave Publisher: Stonemaier Games   ***This is a review of the first expansion for Wingspan, if you are interested in a full Wingspan review you can find one here*** OverviewPositives: Balancing Different Strategies New Goal Tiles Beautiful Artwork Adds Replayability More Storage Negatives: When added into base deck, limited chance… Continue reading Review of Wingspan European Expansion

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Detective Club

Game: Detective Club Designer: Oleksandr Nevskiy Published: Blue Orange Games Players: 4-8 Players Playtime: 45 Minutes Play Type:  Party/ Social Deduction Synopsis: You have been invited to try to join the ranks of the Detective Club. First you must prove yourself a worthy detective though by analyzing evidence, listening to eye witness accounts and deciphering… Continue reading Review of Detective Club

Articles · General Gaming

How to Stand Out Among Review Requests

This post is directed mostly at independent designers or small companies who are looking to have their board game reviewed. Many reviewers (myself included) can get anywhere from two to ten requests to review a game in a single day. When you consider that I only typically do 4-8 reviews a month, that means a… Continue reading How to Stand Out Among Review Requests

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of the Quacks of Quedlinburg

Game: Quacks of Quedlinburg Publisher: North Star Games Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Players: 2-4 Players Playtime: 30-45 Minutes Play Type: Press Your Luck   Synopsis: You are a quack doctor, trying to create a convincing brew to enchant your customers with. Whether you are trying to create a love potion, cure bad breath or simply cure… Continue reading Review of the Quacks of Quedlinburg