Board Games

‘Clue’ Film to Become a Stage Play

‘Clue’ Film to Become a Stage Play

Cluedo movie Clue is being turned into a play. The 1985 Paramount Pictures film starred Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd and Martin Mull among others and was inspired by Hasbro’s world famous murder mystery board game in which players must work out who the killer is...

The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade Review – Coin-Op Carnage

The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade Review – Coin-Op Carnage

Where do I even begin with The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade? This game is an anomaly. It’s the sort of thing that doesn’t seem possible. A board game based on the top-down arcade shooters of the year before yesteryear? Guffaw! But here’s the thing: it works. It works...

Friday Review – Crusoe Dumb

Friday Review – Crusoe Dumb

As it turns out, Robinson Crusoe wasn’t the intrepid adventurer that he’s made himself out to be. In fact, he’s actually completely inept. Friday was actually the brains behind the operation the whole time. No really; play Friedemann Friese’s Friday if you don’t...

Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord Review – Tough to Love

Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord Review – Tough to Love

The core idea behind Dungeoneer is intriguing: two players explore a dungeon together, with both acting as the hero and the villain. The problem is that in practice it’s just not very fun. The core set of Dungeoneer (for this review it’s the Tomb of the Lich Lord set)...

Pocket Rockets Review – Race to Space

Pocket Rockets Review – Race to Space

Best to get the giggling over the title out of the way now. You all done? Good. Pocket Rockets (*snicker* son of a-) is the kind of game I affectionately refer to as “small” – meaning both that it doesn’t take up a lot of space, and that it’s quick and easy to...

Fleet Admiral Review – Push Your Luck, Kill Your Crew

Fleet Admiral Review – Push Your Luck, Kill Your Crew

Judging almost anything by its cover is usually discouraged, and board games are no exception. The thing is, it’s usually possible to at least get an idea of what a board game is like by looking at the box. Not so much with Fleet Admiral. Despite the oddly-shaped...

Province Review – Big Things, Small Packages, Etcetera

Province Review – Big Things, Small Packages, Etcetera

One day a month, my wife and I have the pleasure of attending a board game meet up at a café near the NYU campus.  It’s something we both look forward to all month (despite the frequent impromptu game nights we host among our friends).  It’s always a good time – three...

Revolution Review – The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized

Revolution Review – The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized

This is a town of secrets. It’s a town of greed, of corruption, of back-alley power-plays and underhanded double-crosses. This is a town for sale, if you’re the kind of person who has what it takes to do what’s necessary; to bloody your knuckles, ruin a few lives, and...

Star Explorer Review – To Boldly Go… Cross-Reference a Chart

Star Explorer Review – To Boldly Go… Cross-Reference a Chart

Once upon a time I was something of a Star Trek fan. Not the the level of learning to speak Klingon or anything, but I enjoyed taking part in the adventures of the various Enterprise vessels and their crews. So discovering a game like Star Explorer that basically puts...

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