The Wandering Towers

A new game from Kramer & Kiesling always catches my attention, so when Abacusspiele announced ‘Die wandelnden Türme’ early this year the game immediately came on my radar. This time they have brought us an accessible family game, one that is perfect for playing on a rainy Sunday afternoon together with wife and kids. 2-6Continue reading “The Wandering Towers”

Space Lane Trader

In Space Lane Trader, the year is 3018 and each player becomes the captain of a cargo ship that makes profitable trips between newly transformed planets by buying and selling goods there. 1-8 players, age 12+Playing time: 90-120 minutesDesigner: Jesper BennhultArtwork: Aurelien Rantet Publisher: Arctic Lynx Gameshttps://www.arcticlynxgames.com/ Space Lane Trader is launching on Kickstarter soon:Continue reading “Space Lane Trader”

SPELL

In SPELL, each player takes the role of a powerful wizard trying to complete magical patterns in order to earn the respect of his companions and ultimately become the next Great Wizard! 2 players, age 8+Playing time: 15-25 minutesDesign & artwork: Jesús Fuentes Publisher: Perro Loko Gameshttps://www.perrolokogames.com/en/ The 2 wizards are located in the centralContinue reading “SPELL”

Encyclopedia

You and your fellow players are going to contribute to the first great reference work of natural history. Over the course of the game, you’ll study animals and publish your findings with just one goal: to become the greatest contributor to Buffon’s Encyclopedia! 1-4 players, ages 14+Playing time: 60-120 minutesDesigners: Eric Dubus & Olivier MelisonArtwork:Continue reading “Encyclopedia”

Small Samurai Empires: Rise of Tokugawa

Small Samurai Empires is a game that we played for the first time last year and liked so much that it’s still regularly on the table. The game is very accessible with simple rules and combines area control with action programming in an excellent way. The fact that it comes in a small box andContinue reading “Small Samurai Empires: Rise of Tokugawa”

Get on Board: New York & London

In Get on Board players are building their own bus line in either New York when playing with 2 or 3 players, or in London when playing with 4 or 5 players. Over the course of 12 rounds, you’ll be picking up passengers and taking them to their destination while in the meantime avoiding trafficContinue reading “Get on Board: New York & London”

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Robin Hood returned from the crusades to Sherwood Forest, only to find out his best friend, Little John, had been captured by the guards. Benefiting from King Richard’s absence, Prince John is on his way to take over the kingdom. Using the arrival as a distraction Robin and his friends are trying to get LittleContinue reading “The Adventures of Robin Hood”

Art Robbery

In Art Robbery, you and your opponents are part of a group of thieves who, after a successful robbery of the Great Museum of Art, now have to divide the loot among themselves. 2-5 players, age 8+Playing time: 20 minutesDesigner: Reiner KniziaArtwork: Petra Eriksson Publisher: Helvetiqhttps://helvetiq.com/ Over the course of 4 rounds, the different typesContinue reading “Art Robbery”

It’s a Wonderful Kingdom

In this 2-player reimplementation of It’s a Wonderful World, each player takes the role of a duke who wants to prove that he’s the sole and rightful heir to the throne of the kingdom. Display your potential by producing raw materials and building structures, and develop your duchy faster and better than your opponent! 1-2Continue reading “It’s a Wonderful Kingdom”

Hamlet

Construct buildings to expand the village and turn the small Hamlet into a bustling town! In Hamlet, each player takes control of a number of villagers and has them erect new buildings, transport goods and make deliveries to the church in order to ultimately collect the most points! 1-4 players, age 10+Playing time: 60-90 minutesDesigner:Continue reading “Hamlet”