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”

Armonia

In this game, set in the Sagani-universe, players take on the role of the children of nature, wandering around the wilderness to discover the most precious tunes, and forge these into sound discs by completing tasks in the Temple of Clouds. 1-4 players, ages 8+Playing time: 45 minutesDesigner: Uwe RosenbergArtwork: David Cochard Publisher: Skellig Gameshttps://www.skellig-games.de/Continue reading “Armonia”

Octopus’s Garden

Cultivate oysters, buy plants and decorations, and attract colorful fish in order to create the most beautiful undersea garden! 2-4 players, ages 8+Playing time: 30-45 minutesDesigner: Roberta TaylorArtwork: Kerri Aitken Publisher: Maple Gameshttps://maple.games/ A game of Octopus’s Garden is played over a number of consecutive rounds, until one of the players manages to fill theContinue reading “Octopus’s Garden”

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”

Kingdomino Origins

Bring fire to your regions and gather resources to expand your tribe! 2-4 players, ages 8+Playing time: 15 minutesDesigner: Bruno CathalaArtist: Cyril Bouquet Publisher: Blue Orange Gameshttps://blueorangegames.eu/en/ In Kingdomino players are expanding their kingdom, which consists out of five by five squares, starting from their castle – which for this ‘Origins’-version has been replaced byContinue reading “Kingdomino Origins”

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”

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”

Caesar’s Empire

Ave Caesar! Centurions are gathering their troops to bring glory to the Roman Empire, trying to expand its borders and construct roads to connect even the smallest villages to the big city of Rome! 2-5 players, ages 10+Playing time: 30-60 minutesDesigner: Matthieu PodevinArtwork: Alexandre Bonvalot & Joëlle Drans Publisher: Holy Grail Gameshttps://holygrail.games/ On their turn,Continue reading “Caesar’s Empire”

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”

Splitter

Many roll & write games are popping up these days, but if there’s one publisher who has a proven track record for me with this type of game, it’s definitely NSV. Two of their earlier releases, Qwixx and Silver & Gold, are games that I count among my favourites in this genre, so when theyContinue reading “Splitter”