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Ghost Review: Shadowrift: Eve of the Sickle Moon

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Eve of the sickle moon is an expansion produced by Jeremy Anderson for Shadowrift.  It adds in two new monster factions to traumatize the poor beleaguered citizens of New Haven, and with these new factions come new perils the intrepid heroes will have to resolve.  The new factions are the Lycanthropes and the Harrowood. Lycanthropes, as …

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Game in Review: Unearth

Guest Writer: Robert Bird Game Type: Unique Category: Card, Dice Game Mechanics: Dice Rolling, Set Collecting, Dice Placement Number of Players: 2 to 4 Age: 8+ Family friendly Price range: Varies from $22.99 (Cardhaus) up to $29.95 (Noble Knight Games).  Median is$26.47 Game Time: Developers say 30 – 60 minutes, and that’s pretty accurate.  The first time I played through …

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Battle for Greyport: Game Review

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Red Dragon Inn has been a popular title for quite a while.  Even late comers to the product line such as myself find instant value in its clever, satirical homages to various character types played at the table.  Battle for Greyport however, while still having a little tongue in cheek involved, is a slightly more serious game.  …

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Guest Review: Mysterium

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson “You have dared to cross the threshold of the haunted Mysterium Manor… How very brave! Settle in around the table, open your mind and awaken your sixth sense as you prepare for an extraordinary séance with the aim of laying a stranded soul to rest…” – Mysterium “Welcome to the haunted manor of Mysterium! In the …

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Guest Review: Curses! It’s a Party Game

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop I must admit, until I started reviewing board games for Multiverse, I generally steered away from party games.  It is not that I am a particularly boring guy, It is just that I have two kids and a wife and lead a very simple life.  We are fairly quiet as families go, and rip roaring parties …

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Wake Me Up Before You Go Go: A Review of Paranoia by Mongoose Games

Guest Writer:  Kevin Birge The Jitterbug! (Clap.Clap.Clap.Clap.) The Jitterbug! (Clap.Clap.Clap.Clap.) And as the long forgotten pop earworm bites into the brain of the sleeping clone, the clone thinks “It’s cold. I’m cold. It’s cold.” And sits up, awake, and his Cerebral Coretech is flashing 12:00. His breath fills the room with vapor, a new and terrifying thing. Is the smoke toxic? …

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Teaching Someone to be Bad: Boss Monster

Although I’d played with friends at game shops before, getting my own copy of Boss Monster for review really let me delve into it. Especially, since now I had to be the one to teach someone how to play a game that is the opposite of what you usually do in a game. Especially a video game. You go through …