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.

Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space (REVIEW)

What do you get when you combine the premise of the film Alien with the gameplay mechanisms of Battleship? A really weird mash-up is what. But, if you also answered Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space, then you’d be right. Although you don’t get any credit because of course that was the answer. It’s…

The Networks (REVIEW)

Are you an armchair Television executive? Have you ever thought that you could do a better job at running a Television network than the suits currently in charge? Well, you’re probably wrong, but now’s your chance to find out. Stripped down to its most basic principles, in The Networks, you will be leading one of…

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…