Sea of Clouds (REVIEW)

As the captain of a flying pirate ship, your job is simple: pillage and plunder the various floating islands amidst the sea of clouds. Uncover ancient relics, recruit pirates, and find all the best rum to hoard for yourself. But keep an eye out, as rival captains are seeking to steal your treasure right from…

Photosynthesis (REVIEW)

Get ready for the most exciting game of 2017: Photosynthesis! The game in which you simulate the act of planting and growing trees! It features all of the most enticing aspects of horticulture, like buying seeds, catching rays from the sun, growing trees, and eventually harvesting them for those sweet victory points! Experience the game…

Viral (REVIEW)

You are one of several deadly viruses inhabiting the human body. It is your job to infect and mutate, attempting to shutdown and cause critical failures in the most vital organs. But you’re not alone – other viruses are seeking to be the most deadly, all while those pesky doctors and the ever-vigilant immune system…

Downforce (REVIEW)

Rob Daviau is a name synonymous with the term “legacy” in the board game industry. He’s the pioneer behind an entire genre of games – that is, the Legacy system – wherein a game is treated as a living, growing, dynamic piece of entertainment. Over the course of several sessions, the game changes based on…

Ethnos (REVIEW)

I’ve always been told not to judge a book by its cover, but does anyone actually listen to that advice? At first glance, Ethnos is a drab, stark-looking game filled with a dozen generic high fantasy races, a map of muted colors and uninspired names, and tiny, fickle plastic pieces that have no thematic connection…

BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia (REVIEW)

There’s always a lighthouse, there’s always a man, there’s always a city. And in this case, there’s always a game. Loosely based on the hit sequel to 2007’s BioShock, the board game adaptation of BioShock Infinite takes some liberties with its electronic source material. Set in the same world, at the same time, while the…

Adrenaline (REVIEW)

Adrenaline, so aptly named by Czech Games Edition, is a 3 to 5 player area control game under the pretense of a first-person shooter. Like its electronic forebears, in Adrenaline’s cardboard version of deathmatch, each player will be running around an arena, scavenging for weapons and ammunition, and trying to score the most shots against other players. Land the killing blow to earn a higher score, but watch out, because the more often a player is killed, the less points they will be worth – and when they respawn, they’ll be hungry for blood.