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”

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”

7 Wonders: Architects

Build your own Wonder of the World in this light and simplified version of 7 Wonders! 2-7 players, ages 8+Playing time: 25 minutesDesigner: Antoine BauzaArtwork: Etienne Hebinger Publisher: Repos Productionhttps://www.rprod.com/en Players start the game by choosing a wonder and take its pieces out of its plastic tray, placing it in front of them with theContinue reading “7 Wonders: Architects”

AngerSmash

2-5 players, ages 10+Playing time: 20-50 minutes Publisher: How Am I Weird Gameshttps://www.howamiweird.com/ AngerSmash is now live on Kickstarter: The goal of the game is to be the first player to have sets of 4 identical Anger Cards and 4 identical Zen Cards. Every player is dealt 8 cards to begin the game with, groupingContinue reading “AngerSmash”

Gutenberg

Print books, add refinements and upgrade your machinery to fulfill the orders of your customers and exceed your patron’s expectations! 1-4 players, ages 10+Playing time: 60-120 minutesDesigners: Katarzyna Cioch & Wojciech WiśniewskiArtwork: Rafał Szłapa Publisher: Grannahttps://www.granna.pl/en/ In Gutenberg everyone is playing as a printing pioneer and runs their own 15th century printing house. Over theContinue reading “Gutenberg”

Whirling Witchcraft

Being a witch and brewing potions can be a lot of fun, but practicing powerful magic can also be very dangerous. It seems witches can only use so much power until everything blows up in their face. 2-5 players, age 14+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigner: Erik Andersson SundénArtwork: Luis Francisco & Weberson Santiago Publisher: Alderac EntertainmentContinue reading “Whirling Witchcraft”

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”

Vojvodina

Produce crops to supply the local town markets and try to become the best farmer in Vojvodina! 2-4 players, ages 9+Playing time: 30-60 minutesDesigner: Boris ÐurovićArtwork: Andrea Schwartz Publisher: Brave Gianthttps://bravegiant.com/board-games/ Vojvodina is now live on Kickstarter: Over the course of the game, players earn money by supplying towns with the grain they demand. AtContinue reading “Vojvodina”

Attack of the Intergalactic Gherkins

In a race to be the first player to reach the sun, players travel from planet to planet to collect the missing pieces of their spaceship. No easy task, because the Intergalactic Gherkins are on the lookout and they just love the taste of your metal ship parts! 2-6 players, ages 7+Playing time: 15-45 minutesDesignContinue reading “Attack of the Intergalactic Gherkins”