Shamans

While our world is being threatened by the Shadows, Shamans are trying to restore harmony to avoid chaos in the universe. Which side are you on? 3-5 players, ages 10+Playing time: 40 minutesDesigner: Cédrick ChaboussitArtwork: Maud Chalmel Publisher: Geronimo Games (originally published by Studio H Games)http://geronimogames.com/ At the start of each round, players are assignedContinue reading “Shamans”

Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy

2-4 players, ages 6+Playing Time: 20 minutesDesigner: Andreas WildeArtwork: JocArt Publisher: Lucky Duck Gameshttps://luckyduckgames.com/ Strange noises are coming from Grandpa’s attic and curious as you are, you go to investigate. After you climb the stairs and open the door, you see a bunch of colorful monsters running around the room. They seem friendly but aboveContinue reading “Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy”

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”

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”

So Clover!

A cooperative word-association game in which players have to figure out each other’s clues to win the game! 3-6 players, 10+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigner: François Romain Publisher: Repos Productionhttps://www.rprod.com/en At the start of the game, each player takes a clover board and four of the key cards, cards with words on each of the fourContinue reading “So Clover!”

Circus

Send your best artists into the arena, hear the cheers and be part of the grand finale! 2-4 players, ages 8+Playing time: 20 minutesDesigners: TrehgrannikArtwork: Davi Hammer Publisher: Amuzahttps://gamebrewer.com/ In Circus players join the greatest circus in town, train their best performers in different specialties and make them perform in the hope of receiving theContinue reading “Circus”

Cranky Chinchillas

Prepare yourself for a game filled with betrayal, secret alliances and… fluffy chinchillas! 4-6 players (4-8 with expansions), ages 14+Playing time: 30-60 minutesPublisher: Cranky Chinchillas Inc.https://www.crankychinchillas.com/ Cranky Chinchillas is now live on Kickstarter: The game starts with every player receiving a role card, which they keep secret for their opponents. Each role comes with aContinue reading “Cranky Chinchillas”

Flower Garden

Build your own beautiful garden and try to be the first player to collect 4 flowers of the same colour! 2-4 players, ages 12+Playing time: 30-60 minutesDesigner: Thyyen Ta Publisher: Flowersflame Designshttps://flowergarden.flowersflame.com/ Each player starts the game with one random Seed card, a coin and a resource. During their turn, players must perform two differentContinue reading “Flower Garden”

Bugz

Recently Belgian publisher Game Brewer, known for its major releases like Gugong and Paris, released a couple of family games in their range of Amuza Games! We were lucky to receive review copies of them, so please allow me to introduce you to the first one: Bugz! 2-5 players, ages 8+Playing time: 15 minutesDesigner: RobertContinue reading “Bugz”