Mosaic board game

Patching Board Games

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! I’m not sure where I heard it first, but someone once said that in the first two weeks after releasing an anticipated game, it gets played more often than during all of the months and years of playtesting combined. It’s shocking to hear at first but makes …

High Season: Grand Hotel Roll & Write

Review of High Season: Grand Hotel Roll & Write – Catering to an Audience

Grand Austria Hotel is a game I adore, much more than I rationally should do. It’s punishingly tight, can easily become multiplayer-solitaire, and I get it to the table way too infrequently. But that’s emotions for you, right? There doesn’t have to be a rational explantation why we feel attracted to certain games while we …

Tokyo Highway boardgame

Review of Tokyo Highway – Tiny Traffic Traverses Tricky Tongue Depressors

Have you ever won a game by making your opponent laugh too hard? I have! We were playing Tokyo Highway and the absurd difficulty of the manoeuvre they were trying to pull off just to score one more tiny car simply got me. I couldn’t help myself and started laughing, they laughed, hands shook, and …

Last Light board game

First Impressions of Last Light – A 4x Stratego in Space

There are many good reasons to be interested in a board game: a unique mechanism that hasn’t been seen before, a great theme, a designer one really enjoys. From the top of my head, I can’t think of a game where the outstanding feature that intrigued me was its play length, but that’s exactly what …

Halls of Hegra board game

First Impressions of Halls of Hegra – Congratulations, You Lost!

I’m not much of a conflict/war gamer. Direct aggression just doesn’t seem to be something I enjoy. I tried Blood Rage once and it wasn’t for me, Cubra Libre for some reason gave me headaches, and playing Clash of Cultures put me in a state of such anxiety that it caused me to preventive strike …

Roam metal coins

Metal Coins in Board Games 2 – So You’ve Got MORE Metal Coins?

As I’ve written before, I like using metal coins when playing board games, especially if they are unique to the game I’m playing. Since a lot of you enjoyed that post, here are some recent acquisitions. I thought I try also something new and give you a close up to enjoy the detail. Metal coin …

Last Light board game

Last Light Solo Mode

I was quite disappointed to realise Last Light has no solo mode, so I started creating my own. It’s still under development, but today it produced the first session where it seemed competitive and actually created some nice battles. I’m mainly aiming for full support of all rules/techs/factions, no extra components, and ease of use. …