Takenoko (REVIEW)

Have you ever cultivated your own bamboo garden only to have a pesky panda come and eat your entire harvest? If so, then this game might trigger some Vietnam-style flashbacks for you and I’d advise you to stay clear. Otherwise, for the rest of us, Takenoko is a 2-4 player set collection game with a…

T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei (REVIEW)

In the fifth expansion and sixth scenario of T.I.M.E. Stories, the Consortium is sending the agents back to 15th century Spain during a period known as the Reconquista, the attempt by Christians to reclaim the Iberian Peninsula controlled by the Muslims. Your receptacles are part of a delegation tasked with accompanying Michael d’Ailly, the Legate of Pope Martin V., to a secret gathering.

Dark Souls: The Board Game (REVIEW)

One of the hottest Kickstarter success stories arose last year when UK board game publisher Steamforged Games announced that they had acquired the license to make the Dark Souls board game that most fans didn’t know they wanted. Within 3 minutes of the Kickstarter campaign launching, the game reached its initial goal of $72,000, and…

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game (REVIEW)

There was a time, not too long ago, when board games based on existing intellectual properties were an immediate pass. They were often seen as cheap or uninspired cash grabs, attempts by the large-scale board game manufacturers to leech off the success of the property upon which their game would be based. Look no further…

Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem (REVIEW)

“On the fringe, blood and bullets are the rule of law and if you’re a man with convictions, violence is inevitable.” This quote from John Teller, the titular club’s founding member, is among the first words printed within the rulebook of Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, a 3 to 4 player area control/resource acquisition…

Above and Below (REVIEW)

The barbarians have come. You always knew they would, it was just a matter of time. Running for your lives, you managed to grab what little supplies you could salvage before everything was lost for good. The few that made it out alive have escaped the slaughter, but the toughest part is yet to come.…