Virtù

Virtù first popped on my radar at the end of last year, because of the description of its ‘wheel-building’ mechanism that really intrigued me. Unfortunately, for quite some time the game was only available in French, something that has now changed with a Dutch-language version published by Geronimo Games. 2-5 players, ages 14+Playing time: 30Continue reading “Virtù”

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”

Stroganov

Each player takes the role of a member of the powerful Stroganov family. In all four rounds of play, you travel further and further east into Siberia, exploring the land on the hunt for fur and establishing outposts. 1-4 players, age 12+Playing time: 90 minutesDesigner: Andreas StedingArtwork: Maciej Janik Publisher: Game Brewer (NL/FR retail versionContinue reading “Stroganov”

Oriflamme: Ablaze

In this tactical card game, players take on the role of heads of influential families who are in the midst of a power struggle for the royal throne! 3-5 players, age 10+Playing time: 15-30 minutesDesigners: Adrien & Axel HeslingArtwork: Tomasz Jedruszek Publisher: Geronimo Games (Originally published by Studio H)http://geronimogames.com/ Over the course of six rounds,Continue reading “Oriflamme: Ablaze”

Rush Out!

When adventurers enter an underground maze and thereby enter the territory of a powerful sorcerer, they are hunted by him. The only way to survive is to escape from the maze and try to avoid the terrible spells the wizard casts on them! 3-5 players, ages 8+Playing time: 20-30 minutesDesigner: Thomas DupontArtwork: Alexandre Bonvalot Publisher:Continue reading “Rush Out!”

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”

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”

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”

Bellum Magica

In Bellum Magica each player is an evil lord, recruiting creatures and assigning them tasks like exploring for resources or attacking the human kingdom and other players. Each lord tries to expand his kingdom and become the most powerful and rich lord of all times! 2-5 players, ages 10+15-30 minutesDesigner: Frédéric GuérardArtist: Sylvain Aublin Publisher:Continue reading “Bellum Magica”

Dive

1-4 players20-30 minutesDesigners: Romain Caterdjian & Anthony PeroneArtist: Alexandre Bonvalot Publisher: Sit Down!https://sitdown-games.com/ Dive deep and find the sacred stone thrown into the ocean by the elder of the tribe. By diving up the stone you’ll be the hero of the ocean during the summer solstice feast. Divers will have to be able to makeContinue reading “Dive”