Kemet: Blood and Sand

Become an Egyptian God, build your army and destroy your rivals to claim your dominance and earn eternal worship! 2-5 players, ages 14+Playing time: 90 minutesDesigners: Jacques Bariot & Guillaume MontiageArtwork: Arnaud Boudoiron & Pierre Santamaria Publisher: Editions Matagothttps://www.matagot.com/ Everyone has a few games that they would like to try out, but for some reasonContinue reading “Kemet: Blood and Sand”

Goetia: Nine Kings of Solomon

Draw a pentagram and start your chants, you might draw the attention of a demon and summon him. If he likes what you’re doing, it’s possible you’ll be rewarded with demonic powers, treasures and relics. 2-4 players, ages 14+Playing time: 40 min/playerDesigner: Kristian KarlbergArtwork: Andrzej Masianis Publisher: Demonic Gameshttps://demonicgames.com/ During their turn players place oneContinue reading “Goetia: Nine Kings of Solomon”

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”

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”

Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory

2-4 players, ages 14+Playing time: 90-180 minutesDesigners: Vangelis Bagiartakis & Varnavas TimotheouArtwork: Jakub Skop Publisher: Hegemonic Project Gameshttps://hegemonygame.com/ Hegemony is now live on Kickstarter: In Hegemony, each player takes on the role of one of the four different classes: The working class sends their workers to work in companies, earning them money which they needContinue reading “Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory”

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”

Efemeris

As a fleet commander, your task is to conquer new territories and lead your nation to celestial domination! 2-4 players, ages 10+Playing time: 30-40 minutesDesigner: Sergio MatsumotoArtwork: Manon “Stripes” Potier Publisher: DTDA Gameshttps://www.dtda.fr/ Each player starts the game by picking 2 captains to play the game with, and 5 crew members that they’ll have availableContinue reading “Efemeris”

Downtown Chase

Try to be the first player to eliminate Johnny the Quick but make sure to keep an eye out on your opponents, because you’re not the only one having personal issues with JTQ! 1-4 players, ages 14+Playing time: 45-90 minutesDesigners: Janko Nišavić & Vukašin NišavićArtwork: Ivan Mijatović, Nenad Mirković & Dimitrije Pajtić Publisher: Princeps Gameshttps://princepsgames.com/Continue reading “Downtown Chase”

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”