Feld-ruary #7 – Bora Bora

Quick status update. First of all, why did I decide to write long form reviews of every Feld game we played this month? Next up, no, we aren’t going to get to every Feld game. For one thing, we don’t have them all in our group (Sorry Pillars of the Earth Builder’s Duel), and between…

Feld-ruary #1- Roma

As I stated in the last post, all this month we are going to look at the games of Stefan Feld for no other reason than his name made a terrible pun. Looking at a list of games he’s designed, I’ve quite liked about half of what I’ve played, and strongly disliked the other half….

Theme Game Days -#1 – Dice Games

Quick Announcement: within a day or two of my last post, I actually became an employee of my favorite friendly local game store, Beyond the Board in Dublin, Ohio (yay). I’m still getting the hang of things there, but it’s been a lot of fun working around games so much. Check out our facebook page here:…

Recent Game Round-Up

Yep, it’s been 3 months since my last post. No grand reasons other than I haven’t been playing many older games, though I’ve certainly been buying them. That and, quite frankly, I just hadn’t been in the mood to write much. But I have a few days off, am kind of bored, and have the…

Igor: The Monster Making Game (2008)

They say ignorance is bliss. This makes me wonder why so many of the most hateful people in the world are also the most ignorant, but this isn’t the place for that discussion. I was ignorant, when I bought Igor: The Monster Making Game at a closeout store, that it was based on a failed…

Scrabble Pronto (1983)

One of the things I’ve been looking for as of late are games that I can play by myself. It’s not that I don’t have friends, but between an insane work schedule, and an even more insane winter…I just haven’t had the opportunities to see them as much as I’d like. During a rare break…

Uno Dice, Tripoley Dice, and Phase 10 Dice

Uno, Tripoley and Phase 10 are all classic card games.  They’ve all been around for decades and have been printed and reprinted countless times. And, as all classic games do, they have spawned their share of offshoot variant games. In this post, we are going to take a look at these three dice variants, see…

Iconica (2010)

As I stated last time, I wanted to take a look at another game largely designed by one person. That game is Iconica, a 2-player (or 4-player in teams) card game set in the mythical world of Rynaga. The designer, Eric Torres, has gone to amazing lengths to ensure that the world of Rynaga is…

A Round-Up of Sports Dice Games

As a board game collector and player, there are themes that excite me more than others.  One of the themes that always draws at least passing interest for me is sports.  I love sports, well, most of them…no matter how many times I try, and how often people try to tell me I’m wrong, I…

Guilty Pleasure: Shut the Box

Shut the Box is one of those classic games that most of us played as a kid, and then stopped playing once we discovered better games / girls /boys/ the internet, whatever.  As I was digging through my board game collection recently, I noticed that I had several games that actually use very similar game…