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”

Hanamikoji

This is one of my favourite 2-player games! It’s elegant, easy to learn and every play feels very tight and tense. The ‘I split, you choose’ mechanism works very well and gives some really tough decisions! 2 players, ages 10+Playing time: 15 minutesDesigner: Kota NakayamaArtwork: Maisherly Chan Publisher: EmperorS4https://en.emperors4.com/ Now live on Kickstarter: In Hanamikoji,Continue reading “Hanamikoji”

Nanga Parbat

As a member of the Sherpa community, you build base camps for explorers on the Nanga Parbat-mountain in the Himalaya, while trapping animals to use for food and clothing. 2 players, ages 14+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigner: Steve FinnArtwork: Ossi Hiekkala, Julián Tunni Publisher: Dr. Finn’s Gameshttps://www.doctorfinns.com/ Each player starts the game with 15 hikers, 12Continue reading “Nanga Parbat”

300: Earth & Water

Fight for dominance over the eastern Mediterranean in this 2-player game about the Greco-Persian Wars! 2 players, ages 14+Playing time: 40 minutesDesigner: Yasushi NakaguroArtwork: Antonio Stappaerts Publisher: Nuts! Publishinghttps://www.nutspublishing.com/ A game of 300: Earth & Water is played over the course of 5 rounds, unless a player manages to control both Major cities of theirContinue reading “300: Earth & Water”

Tiny Ninjas

You and your opponent play as senseis, using powerful ninjas to battle each other in this 2-player dueling game. 1-2 players, ages 8+Playing time: 10 minutesDesigner: Ryan LeiningerArtists: Yela Gatchalian-David & Paola Tuazon Publisher: 2niverse Gameshttps://www.tinyninjas.ca/ Both players start the game with 5 cards in their hand and 10 health. Each round, players will alternateContinue reading “Tiny Ninjas”