Category Archive: Reviews

Aug 01

The Lords of Rock: Description and Review

      The Lords of Rock, by Dave Killingsworth of SolarFlare Games, mixes the unlikely thematic duo of mythology and a cosmic battle of the bands.  In this game, 2-4 players will take control of a mythological Pantheon of gods and attempt to out rock the others for control of the universe!   The …

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Jun 30

Whelps to Wyrms: Description and Review

Whelps to Wyrms, designed by Rick Perez, is the latest offering from Lamp Light Games and is a game for 2-5 players. The players take on the role of dragons striving to acquire the greatest hoard of gold in the realm.  Everyone begins the game controlling a relatively weak dragon whelp, but as they gain experience from doing what …

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Jan 27

Nightmare Forest: Dead Run: Description and Review

Nightmare Forest:  Dead Run, by Dave Killingsworth of SolarFlare Games, is a game in which players are campers racing to escape a forest that has suddenly become overrun by undead animals hungry for their brains. Fight crazy zombie animals, cut through the underbrush, sabotage your former friends, gather weapons, and when all else fails…rely on the …

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Aug 27

GemPacked Cards: Description and Review

  GemPacked Cards, by Eduardo Baraf, is a game in which players compete to earn the most points by collecting multi-colored gems, achieving goals, and buying special cards.  Players who make the best use of the resources they have available, taken advantage of opportunities presented by the display, and get a little lucky have the best …

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May 09

The Siblings Trouble: Description and Review

The Siblings Trouble, by Eduardo Baraf, is a cooperative story-telling game for 2-4 players in which the players take a journey into the mysterious places of their backyard and imaginations! This game is currently on Kickstarter, and while I have no financial stake in this project, it is worth noting in the name of full …

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Apr 14

Ion: A Compound Building Game: Description and Review

    Ion: A Compound Building Game, by John Coveyou, is a light card drafting game for 2-7 players in which the goal is to earn the most points by creating neutrally charged compounds, fulfilling the requirements of goal cards, and collecting Nobel Gasses.  The player, best able to manage these challenges over all three rounds …

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