Hokito

2 players, ages 8+Playing time: 10 minutesDesigner: Claude LeroyArtwork: Tom Delahaye Publisher: Cosmoludohttps://www.cosmoludo.com/ Just like many other good abstract games, Hokito comes with easy rules but a lot of crunchy decision making, especially near the end of the game. The game literally takes 2 minutes to explain: Each player starts the game with his 18Continue reading “Hokito”

Camping Life

In this auction game for 2 players, you and your opponent are trying to construct the best camping site, with swimming pools, houses, campfires and much more! You’ll find the available space in your camping site limited so it’s necessary to focus on certain aspects of the scoring, certainly taking the end game objectives intoContinue reading “Camping Life”

Bagh Chal

BAGH CHAL is a 2-player abstract game, originally from Nepal and now on the brink of extinction! The folks at Lemery Games are bringing the game to Kickstarter in an effort to raise awareness and save this ancient game for future generations. What’s special about this campaign is that there’s only 1 pledge level: youContinue reading “Bagh Chal”

Great Plains

In this abstract strategy game, two players are exploring the lowlands and call upon the wild animals you encounter to help you fight for dominance. 2 players, ages 10+Playing time: 20 minutesDesigners: Trevor Benjamin & Brett J. GilbertArtwork: Klemens Franz Publisher: 999 Games (Originally published by Lookout Games) One player plays as the snakes, whileContinue reading “Great Plains”

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”

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”

Pantareï

2 players, ages 8+Playing time: 10 minutesDesigner: Claude LeroyArtwork: Tom Delahaye Publisher: Cosmoludohttps://www.cosmoludo.com/ To begin the game, you place the 19 wooden pieces on the table in the shape of a wavy snake. Each player picks a color, either black or white, that comes with 9 scales of their own: 3 of each with theContinue reading “Pantareï”

Tholos

The Tholos of Delphi is under construction and the builders are trying to leave as much of their mark on the temple as possible, hoping that the gods will be merciful to them. 2 players, ages 9+Playing time: 15-25 minutesDesigner: David BernalArtwork: Jesús Fuentes Publisher: Perro Loko Gameshttps://www.perrolokogames.com/en/ During their turn players are shipping stonesContinue reading “Tholos”

Botanik

A revolutionary idea will bring salvation for people living in a world ruined by polluted soil and toxic fumes. A prominent scientist is engaging her two best teams to construct her invention that’ll allow her to produce food with the help of machines! 2 players, ages 10+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigners: Frank Crittin, Grégoire Largey &Continue reading “Botanik”

Hanamikoji: Geisha’s Road

Geishas are making a journey across the tea houses to show their artistic performances to the guests. During this trip they will get help from you and your opponent, to advance from an apprentice to full Geisha or even evolve to Okaasan and become a teahouse owner. 2 players, ages 8+Playing time: 20-30 minutesDesigners: JerryContinue reading “Hanamikoji: Geisha’s Road”