Category: Reviews

Review: Stingers and Spores

Review: Stingers and Spores

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 […]

Wingspan: Late to the Party Review

Wingspan: Late to the Party Review

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 […]

Review: Surrealist Dinner Party

Review: Surrealist Dinner Party

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 […]

Board Game Review: Space Gate Odyssey

Board Game Review: Space Gate Odyssey

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 […]

Battle of the Box Inserts: Broken Token vs. Go 7 Gaming vs. Folded Space

Battle of the Box Inserts: Broken Token vs. Go 7 Gaming vs. Folded Space

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 […]