The Border

We’re pretty big fans of the roll & write-games that NSV has brought us over the past years, such as Qwixx or more recently Splitter, so I was pleasantly surprised when a parcel with their latest ‘The Border’ suddenly arrived. It was an even bigger surprise when I saw that the game is co-designed byContinue reading “The Border”

Lizard Wizard

In Lizard Wizard, players take on the role of Arch-Mages recruiting wizards from the seven schools of magic and building towers for them to research the magic spells. Your goal is to gain the loyalty of wizards across the land to become the most powerful Arch-Mage of Astoria! 2-6 players, age 10+Playing time: 90-120 minutesDesigner:Continue reading “Lizard Wizard”

Tiny Epic Pirates

The seven seas are dangerous for merchant ships because they’re flooded by pirates who attack ships, steal their goods and trade them on the black market. In Tiny Epic Pirates, each player takes on the role of a captain on one of those pirate ships and tries to be the first one to bury allContinue reading “Tiny Epic Pirates”

Stroganov

Each player takes the role of a member of the powerful Stroganov family. In all four rounds of play, you travel further and further east into Siberia, exploring the land on the hunt for fur and establishing outposts. 1-4 players, age 12+Playing time: 90 minutesDesigner: Andreas StedingArtwork: Maciej Janik Publisher: Game Brewer (NL/FR retail versionContinue reading “Stroganov”

Khôra: Rise of an Empire

Each player takes charge of an emerging city-state in ancient Greece. Over the course of 9 rounds you’ll be developing your economy, culture, and military in order to raise your prestige, population and troops. 2-4 players, age 12+Playing time: 75 minutesDesigners: Head Quarter Simulation Game ClubArtwork: David Chapoulet & Jocelyn Millet Publisher: Iello (Dutch versionContinue reading “Khôra: Rise of an Empire”

Azul: Queen’s Garden

The palace of Sintra is already decorated with glass and beautiful mosaics, and now the king wants you to redesign the garden for his lovely wife Queen Maria of Aragon. You will use bright colors, birds, flowers and ornaments to try to create the most prestigious garden! 2-4 players, ages 10+Playing time: 45-60 minutesDesigner: MichaelContinue reading “Azul: Queen’s Garden”

Rolling Realms

Stonemaier Games drew inspiration from their wide range of games to develop a roll & write game to play during the Covid pandemic. While everybody needed to stay at home and gaming groups couldn’t meet to play, they made a print & play version of Rolling Realms available for everyone to download, and gamers allContinue reading “Rolling Realms”

Wonder Book

Oniria is a beautiful paradise and home to the majestic Dragon civilization. However, the idyllic and peaceful world is in danger and they need you to help them, and the only entrance from our world to Oniria is an ancient book hidden in an abandoned tower: The Wonder Book. 1-4 players, ages 10+Playing time: 60-90Continue reading “Wonder Book”

Glow

Gather your companions around you and try to collect enough shards of light to dispel the darkness and bring back the colors in the world! 2-4 players, ages 10+Playing time: 45 minutesDesigner: Cédrick ChaboussitArtwork: Ben Basso & Vincent Dutrait Publisher: Bombyxhttps://studiobombyx.com/en/ Each of the eight rounds represents a day. Each morning, players recruit a newContinue reading “Glow”

Cartographers Heroes

As a cartographer, you’re tasked with creating a map of the western lands of Queen Gimnax’s realm. Unlike in the northern lands there aren’t only the wandering monsters that are dangerous, but there are also Dragul forces who don’t agree with the Queen’s expansion plans in the region. 1-100 players, ages 10+Playing time: 30-45 minutesDesigners:Continue reading “Cartographers Heroes”