THE PUNCHLINE: Stingers and Spores is a creative blend of real-world science and fantasy, filled with quirky background and character options. Two tentacles up! FOR LOVERS OF: Low Life, Savage Pathfinder, Heroes of Terra USEFUL CROSSOVER MECHANICS: Arcane Backgrounds (especially Alchemist), race creation options (especially for Science Fiction settings) Stingers and Spores (on Kickstarter as […]
Once again, I’m late to the board game party with Wingspan! Launched in 2019 to massive critical acclaim, Wingspan is a set-collection and engine-building board game for 1-5 players. Games can range from a half hour to two hours depending on the players’ familiarity with the game and how much time they spend agonizing over […]
If you like Surrealism, parties, and drama, you’re going to like Surrealist Dinner Party. Honestly, though, if you have no interest in surrealists, you might want to give this one a pass. Here’s my take on the game, which I backed on Kickstarter. Surrealist Dinner Party is a card game for 2-4 players, and plays […]
Over the New Year’s weekend, Joy and I finally got a chance to break out Space Gate Odyssey, a 2-4 player game from Ludonaute Games, thereby removing the longest-standing unplayed game from my shelf. The premise of the game is that you are competing factions trying to gain predominance on specific colony worlds by building […]
Farting Frenchies is a game about stinky flat-faced dogs. Since I own such a dog (admittedly a pug, not a Frenchie, but definitely qualifying on the stinky front), I decided to jump in when I saw the game on Kickstarter. The mechanics of the game are a fairly conventional mix of draw-one play-one and set […]
Happy Monsters Joy and Scott, Foundry Gang member Brendan, and Lara of Savage Salem playthrough and review Yedo from IDW Games.
This week, the American revolutionary superhumans face off with the redcoats again in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Featuring Frankie, Jung Soo, Brendan, Bob, and Frank of the Foundry Gang.
This week, Brendan of the Foundry Gang and Lara of Savage Salem join Scott to play through and review Marvel United! from CMON. Enjoy the first video Happy MonsterCast!
Partly in an effort to speed up setups and partly to save space on my game shelves, I’ve been slowly picking up inserts for my board game collection. The basic idea behind an insert is that it neatly packages all of the game components and, ideally, presents them in a ready-to-play fashion. This can range […]