Tag: Boardgames

May 10

Michael played Dragon Wood, with the minions!

Full disclosure – I really like this game.  Like, more than my kids like it, like it. I’d enjoy playing it with adults. Playing with kids is a bit different matter, but read on.   If you are not familiar with the game, Dragonwood is a mixture of dice rolling, set collecting, risk-taking and probability …

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Apr 05

Michael played Animal Upon Animal, with the minions!

  Animal Upon Animal   For this month I am reviewing Animal Upon Animal, designed by Klaus Miltenberger and published by HABA.  The game is in intended for 2-4 players and is recommended age is 4 and up. Each game lasts about 15 minutes. This was a recommendation from my twitter feed (@therpgacademy) when I had …

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Feb 08

Michael played King of Tokyo, with the minions!

  King of Tokyo   Today’s Family Board Game Review is of King of Tokyo, designed by Richard Garfield and published by iello. It plays 2-6 players and suggested age is eight and up. Play time is around 30 minutes.   I wasn’t supposed to play this game with the boys. I wasn’t against it, But I had placed …

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Jan 04

Michael played Tsuro, with the minions!

  Tsuro     I am going to start reviewing the various board/card games I play with my boys. JG is almost 7 and Jacob is 5 and a half.   First up Tsuro from Calliope Games.       If you are not familiar with the game, Tsuro is a tile-based board game flavored as …

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Oct 03

Michael Played Love Letter

    LOVE LETTER   This past week my regular RPG game night got cancelled but rather than lose the whole night I turned it into a Boardgame night.  I got to play 2 new games (to me) that I really liked. The first is Love Letter by AEG (Alderac Entertainment Group) who also produces L5R, …

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Oct 01

Clancy Played D&D Legend of Drizzt Board Game

D&D Legend of Drizzt Board Game If you are familiar with the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons (specifically The Forgotten Realms) you have probably had at least one run-in with the Dark Elf Ranger, Drizzt Do’Urden. Drizzt was introduced as a supporting character in R. A. Salvatore’s Icewind Dale Trilogy in the late 80’s. He was …

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Sep 24

Travis played Mage Wars

Summoning beasts from the depths of darkness, slinging spells of insanity, and casting magic missile at the darkness is nothing new in the realm of today’s fantasy games. However, let me tell you why Mage Wars by Arcane Wonders takes all these old tricks and makes them feel fresh and exciting again. Mage Wars is …

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Sep 03

Clancy Played Relic Runners

Grab Your Pith Helmet, It’s Relic Runners! The idea of running through ancient temples in search of treasure has been ingrained in my mind since I was a young boy. This was largely due to the Atari and Commodore 64 games I played. In video games like Pitfall and Pitfall II: Lost Caverns you were …

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Aug 23

Rocky played High Noon Saloon

I played High Noon Saloon at GenCon 2014.   “The last one standin’ wins, and there ain’t no prize for second.” This is what the demonstrator said to me and it’s the quote from the back of the box that made me sit down and try the fast, easy to learn, and sometimes downright hilarious …

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