Party games. What makes them enjoyable? What makes them flops? This is a style of game that seems to be more art and less science, as the formula for success is a wibbly wobbly kind of thing. However, one ingredient that seems to always be present with such a success is laughter. “Who’s Got Game” certainly had [...]
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This game, monopolizes on this popular myth to create a great game of luck and deduction that has you chasing the beast around the lake in an effort to get the beast picture of it when it emerges.
“You have to hear the story of this game. It’s made by a guy who is in the army, over seas, right now. He made this game while he was over there, and he is launching it on kickstarter!”, those were the words that came from my business partners mouth, and I must admit, my [...]
Neanderthals, cavemen, early humans. Regardless of what you want to call them, I was immediately impressed with this designers ability to think outside of the typical theme box. Power Grid: The First Sparks, is a brand new Friedemann Friese title. For those who might be a little bit newer to the Euro-game market place, [...]
Skill games are weird; they are silly, whimsical, and often look more like toys than games. Thus, these days, I have learned that while you can make some educated guesses about a lot of games based upon the cover art and components, the same is not true for skill games. For example, look at Shake [...]
Mayday Games is one of those companies that I am rarely disappointed with. In fact, their name on a game box is a selling point to me. Why is that? Because I can count on them to publish quality games, and King’s Vineyard is another example of that. This company’s dedication to quality shows from [...]
Clones. The world of gaming is full of them. Monopoly is the same as Ghettopoly which is the same as hundreds of other games. Similarly, Crazy Eights is the same as Uno which is the same as “dabong!”. These kinds of duplicates do one of two things: A.) drive fans of that style of game [...]
Do you ever feel like you are missing a joke? That’s how I feel when I hear the title “Zombie Fried”. Is this a zombie restaurant game? One where you are frying things? No? Hmm… Well, then is this a game where you fry zombies with giant lasers or something? Not that either? Uhhh… Is it a [...]
Unlike many of the games we see in America, this is not simply a rehash of an already popular game. This game is unique, whimsical, and really has character.
I’m not sure why, because I’m not Jewish, but the dradle game is one of those things that I picked up an understanding of as a child. The same can be said about the term “put and take”, which describes the style of game that the dradle represents. This style of game is all about [...]