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”

The Fog: Escape from Paradise

A mysterious and dense fog takes over the island, and people swallowed by it are never seen again.The Fog: Escape from Paradise is launching on Kickstarter on August 30th: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/xollox/the-fog-0 1-6 players, ages 10+Playing time: 45-120 minutesDesigner: Robert Müller-ReinwarthArtwork: Unique Litani Soparie Publisher: Xollox Gameshttps://xollox.com/ In ‘The Fog: Escape from Paradise’, players are going toContinue reading “The Fog: Escape from Paradise”

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”

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”

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”

Hens

In Hens, each player becomes a farmer trying to create a harmonious barnyard withdifferent hen breeds. Choose carefully which hens you place next to each other, because at the end of the game not every group will be scored! 1-4 players, ages 10+Playing time: 15-20 minutesDesigner: Giampaolo RazzinoArtwork: Marco Salogni Publisher: Little Rocket Gameshttps://www.littlerocketgames.com/ HensContinue reading “Hens”

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”