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Haywire’s Box of Rocks Answers Some Important Questions

Guestwriter: Luke Heller Does Trivia Pursuit make you feel unintelligent?  Does it make you cringe and fake an illness whenever your friends suggest playing it?  Do you feel dumber than a box of rocks?  If that’s the case then here is a game for you… Box Of Rocks!! I discovered this game by happenstance at this year’s GenCon (2018).  Twenty …

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Run Your Own Tavern With Tavern Masters

Guestwriter: Thessaly Chance Tavern Masters is a card based game wherein each player is running his or her own fantasy tavern.  Most gamers who play RPGs are very familiar with the trope of the fantasy tavern, but rarely is the tavern itself anything but a gateway to adventure.   In the Tavern Masters game, the tavern itself is the focus, and …

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Antler Games’ Salt Lands

Review Author: Bryan Parke Disclosure: The author of this review has purchased a copy of the game with his very own hobby pocket money! Background Earth is dried out and dying, human civilisation along with it. Survivors eke out a living on the Salt Lands; plains left behind by a once great ocean. Whilst there are resources to be found …

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Iello Games’ Dungeon Fighter

Guestwriter: Thessaly Tracey I play tabletop RPGs.  I play with friends around a big table every single week, so I have a lot of love for, and familiarity with, the concept of characters crawling around in dungeons and slaying monsters in order to take their treasure. I also play boardgames every Sunday night.   In the last five years I have …

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Family Game Night’s Sizzling: Burger Up

Guest Writer: Ernie Laurence This article was brought to you by the gift of a review copy, QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. Game Overview: The purpose of Burger Up is to make the most money by the end of the game (when the ingredients run out). You make money by purchasing ingredients (cards) from the market and building burgers based …

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Star Trek Panic! Is Tribble Approved

This review is possible due to the gift of a review copy, QWERTY and Spock. Many licensed tie-in games merely slap the name onto the box and make it vaguely themed. However, Star Trek Panic! by Fireside Games delivers more than just their Castle Panic! game with a sci-fi twist. The Enterprise model is wonderfully sturdy and makes me want …

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Terraforming Mars from Fryx Games

Guest Writer: Ernie Laurence Creator: Jacob Fryxelius Wow! I found out recently that I’m a board game snob. With three younger children, the past few years of playing board games has been intellectually…underwhelming. Thankfully, my twins (8 year olds), are pretty sharp and have started getting into big kids games – and by big kids I mean adult kids like me …