Category: Reviews

Bank Heist: Trigger Happy Fun!

Game: Bank Heist Publisher: Lonely Hero Games Designed by: Chris Kincaid and Jared Kaplan Ages 13+ 5-8 players 30-60 minutes 13 years on the force. 13 years and this is my chance to stop the Crew. Yeah, that Crew. Even Sticky-Fingers McGreary was with them this time. My partner and I went undercover for our chance to stop this gang…

Skulk Hollow: My Kids are Killing me!

Game: Skulk Hollow Publisher: Pencil First Games Designed by: Eduardo Baraf, Seth Johnson, Keith Matejka Illustrated by: Dustin Foust, Sebastian Koziner, Keith Matejka and Helen Zhu Ages 8+ 2 players 40 minutes “Get off my back!” I yelled as Elijah started stabbing away at me. “Bwahahahahahaha!” “Alright, time for me to throw you. Wait. Did you stop me from throwing?”…

Team3: A Polyomino Building Good Time

Game: Team3 (Pink/Green) Publisher: Brain Games Designer: Alex Cutler, Matt Fantastic Illustrated by: Reinis Petersons 3-6 players, 3-12 players if combined Ages 14+ 30 minutes “Like This.” “What do you mean ‘Like This’? I’m blind” “Grab the blue one.” “I’m blind. How am I supposed to find anything blue if I can’t see?” Team3 Pink and Green are games that…

Swordcrafters: My Sword is Bigger than Your Sword…

Game: Swordcrafters Publisher: Adam’s Apple Games Designer: Ryan Lambert, Chris Neuman, Adam Rehberg Illustrated by: Rodrigo Camilo Alves De Almeida 1-5 players Ages 6+ 20-30 minutes As I forge my blade, I look over to see a masterpiece, each side of blade made from the gods. Reds, blues and purples to be seen on different sides, rows of four gems…

5-Minute Marvel: Squirrel Girl for the Win!

Game: 5-Minute Marvel Publisher: Spinmaster Games Designer: Connor Reid Illustrated by: Alex Diochan 2-5 players Ages 8+ 5 minutes “Does anyone have Tech? We need 3 tech… Tech, People” “Two Minutes Remaining” “Is there a squirrel on the card?” “Yes!” “Now let’s beat Thanos!” 5-Minute Marvel is a real-time cooperative game. There is no time to quarterback. As each enemy…

The Grimm Masquerade: Why Does Everyone Point the Finger at Me?

Game: The Grimm Masquerade Publisher: Skybound Games, Druid City Games Designers: Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner, James Hudson Illustrated by: Mr. Cuddington 2-5 players Ages 8+ 20-40 Minutes There I was. I knew she was Red Riding Hood, and I had just drawn a disguise. This was my moment. She had one disguise already in front of her. I passed it…

Stacked: A Preview

Game: Stacked Publisher: Mr B Games Designed by: Tim Phillips, LeAnn Phillips, Sean Brown 1-5 players From the Publisher: Stacked is a family game from 1-5 players, that is part card game, and part dexterity. The goal is to place blocks on top of a pre-set base to form a teetering tower. Without knocking this tower over, the person to…

Echidna Shuffle: Stress-Induced Fun

Game: Echidna Shuffle Publisher: Wattsalpoag Games Designer: Kris Gould Illustrated by: Damon Brown Game Pieces: Mike Raabe 2-6 players 10-20 minutes Ages 6+ One move. Only one move to reach victory, but it was not to be. I was near my trunk, my last beetle on my back in hopes to have that sweet end. The leaves were scattered everywhere…

Coup: I’m the Duke. No Really. I am…

Game: Coup Publisher: Indie Boards & Cards Designed by: Rikki Tahta, La Mame Games Illustrated by: Jarek Nocon 2-6 players 15 minutes Ages 14+ I look at our youngest as he pushes seven coins forward. I plead for my life. “Please, Elijah. Not me. Why not go after your mother or Abigial?” A slight grin comes across his face as…