Cascadia – Pacific Northwest Perfection

Cascadia is a tile laying game set in the Pacific Northwest, published by AEG. It's easy to learn, lightning fast to play and still has depth, thanks to the 5 scoring cards used in every game. These scoring cards require you to have different combinations of 5 different animals represented on wilderness tokens, to have a diverse and thriving ecosystem. Each turn you will typically pick one...

Obsession – Pride, Intrigue and Solo Gaming Goodness

Obsession first hit Kickstarter in 2019 and I was not interested. Victorian England, Pride and Prejudice, these are all things that don't interest me in terms of board game theming. What I do like are games that pull off theme well, games that lend themselves to help me make a story in my head about my turn and Obsession does just that. I became aware of Obsession through my various solo media...

Rolling Realms – Roll and Write Up

I have been taking a hiatus from Stonemaier games over the last few years, but Scythe and Viticulture will always have a special place in my heart. Scythe was the first game I backed on Kickstarter and I can still remember the anticipation from initially pledging until the delivery date. Viticulture was the first game I played on a weekly basis and I eventually became...

Backwoods: Survival of the Fittest

Overview Backwoods is a survival, bag building, skill acquiring, attribute leveling, co-op board game designed AND illustrated by Ryan Williams, published by Most High Designs. It's 1830 and you are exploring the Rocky Mountains, things take a turn for the worst and you become lost in the... Backwoods! It's your job to make it back to the fort, where things are safe and sound. Until you make it...

Hadrian’s Wall Overview- Building Walls and Breaking Boundaries

Hadrian's Wall is Designed by Bobby Hill (insert King of the Hill reference here,) with art by Sam Phillips (Raiders of Scythia/Circadians) and produced by Garphill Games and Renegade Games. It is a flip and write game that sets up in under a minute (yes - I timed it) and gives you opportunities to find huge combo chains. It's set in 122 AD, when the Roman Emperor - Hadrian Augustus ordered a...