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...

The Gallerist – Simple Complexity

Owning your own Gallery is complicated work, but the pay off is great when you start attracting customers and special VIPs. The Gallerist is a worker placement at heart by Vital Lacerda, published by Eagle Griffin Games. There are 4 locations with two different actions each to choose from. You will be buying art, selling art, discovering the next breakout artist, promoting your artists, hiring...

Vindication – Vindicated as a Solo Game.

Vindication is a thematic Euro game from the fine folks over at Orange Nebula. Wait....thematic Euro game?! I’ll give you a moment to compose yourself. In Vindication you will be turning cubes into other cubes, spending cubes to perform various actions and pushing cubes from one area to another. How wonderfully dry! Marc over at Orange Nebula found a way to thematically manipulate these cubes...