Drop Site (2011) – Keep or Cull?

Drop Site by Bellwether Games is a small box card game with the theme of delivering humanitarian aid. Rather surprisingly, this is not a cooperative game. Players are trying to be the best at coordinating their deliveries to the people that need it. Basic play of the game is that each player will get dealt…

Mow Money – Keep or Cull?

The world of lawn mowing is a cutthroat business. You have to get up early to beat the other people in the neighborhood to Old Mrs. Smith’s house so that she’ll hire you to mow her lawn…and maybe give you some of her prize winning apple pie. Mow Money is a competitive auction game for…

Shop ‘N Time – Keep or Cull?

I’m a huge The Price is Right fan. One of my favorite games has always been Check Out, where a person is given a series of items and has to guess the price of each in an effort to fall within a certain range . Shop ‘N Time is basically a version of this game…

Hokkaido: Trade & Intrigue in Shogun Japan – Keep or Cull?

To avoid confusion, this is not about the 2018 game released in the US by Renegade Game Studios. We are taking a look at the 2010 game designed by Steve Jones and released by Blue Panther Games. Back then, I was a fan of Blue Panther’s stuff because their games looked completely different than anything…

Icarus – Keep or Cull?

“Don’t fly too close to the sun” – the lesson that we are supposed to take away from the famed Greek Mythological tale of Icarus. The game Icarus by Reiner Knizia sort of follows that theme. Icarus is a card-based bluffing game here you are trying to bid high, but not so high that you…

Family Vacation – Keep or Cull?

We were all there once: the back seat of your family car, packed to the gills with suitcases and coolers. We were going on vacation! This (in my view) little-known game by Philip DuBarry takes you back to those days. Along the way you’ll see some of America’s greatest cities and roadside attractions. I’ll be…

Caylus: Magna Carta – Keep or Cull?

Caylus is one of the new classic board games. It’s in the BoardGameGeek top 50 as I write this. Caylus is a tight worker-placement game where players have to gain resources, build businesses to help gain more resources, and help the king build the castle. There’s a lot going on, and it can be tough…

Carré – Keep or Cull?

Carré is definitely a weird duck in my game library. It’s a game by Gunter Kralicek, released by Amigo in 2011 seemingly in no countries that speak English. Amigo is usually really good about having multi-lingual rules either in the box or on their website. For Carré though…nothing. It doesn’t even exist on their website!…

Chariot Race – Keep or Cull

Chariot Race is designed by Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Roll Through The Ages) and was released in 2016…although you’d be hard pressed to know it. This game seemed to vanish immediately after its Kickstarter campaign. I backed the campaign back then, but never could get anyone interested in playing it. Is it really that bad of…

Nitro Dice – Keep or Cull?

Next up in this series is the street-racing themed Nitro Dice. Released by Minion Games in 2011, Nitro Dice is a fact-paced card game…instantly belying the name of the game. The dice in Nitro Dice are actually representations of your car. They are rolled once at the beginning or the game to determine initial grid…