Khora – Rise of an Empire the Game

Overview In Khora, each player is the head of the ancient Greek city empire. Each turn, you perform 2 of 7 actions, combined with the dice rolling mechanism to create an effective strategy to grow the empire – Philosophy – Legislation (Law) – Culture (Culture) – Trade – Military (Military) – Politics (Politics) – Development (Development) In addition, the player must choose to develop the city in favor of aspects such as Economy (promoting Taxes … Read more

Dune – The Return of a New Classic

This is not an expansion of Dune : Imperium from Dire Wolf studio. This game is one of the latest games from Gale Force Nine for 2-4 players. It is also a remake of Dune 197x as well as a more concise version of Dune 2019. In Dune, you’ll take control of one of four major factions — House Atreides, House Harkonnen, Fremen, and Imperium — all of which compete for control of the universe’s … Read more

Be a Classy Merchant in Splendor

Splendor Game Intro Splendor by far has the simplest and cleanest rulebook. The actions are very straightforward. One is selecting the tokens (3 of the different colors, or 2 of the same colors). The second one is reserving a development card (and get a joker token – which is a wild token). Or the third one is building a development card (either from your hand, or any card on the table). Building a development card … Read more

Majestic Tug of War with Royal Visit

WHAT GAME IS THIS? Royal Visit (“Hail Majesty!”) is from IELLO publisher. This is also a retheme from the Times Square series of publisher KOSMOS. This is an abstract strategy game with tug-of-war and hand management. Two players will try to move pieces and invite the king to visit their castle, using the cards in their hand as well as the functions of the cards on the board. On a 17-square chess board (1 center … Read more

Set Up a Tolkien Themed Hobby Room

Source:https://www.pexels.com/photo/bread-food-wood-corn-5196874/ If you are a fan of the High Fantasy genre, you should really set up a Tolkien themed hobby room. By doing so, you will be able to practice your fandom in the best place possible. Before you do though, you should make sure you have a set strategy. Here are some tips for setting up a Tolkien themed hobby room. Choose A Fitting Location At Your Home If you are going to build … Read more

The Art of Trick Taking – The Crew the Quest for Planet Nine

Game Terminologies (1) Trick-taking : When doing a trick, the player must play cards of the same suit . It can be same color, same type,  depending on the game. In the Crew, the same suit means the same color. The trick’s color set will depend on the first player. If there are no cards of the same suit, the player can play 1 card of another suit or 1 rocket card. The player with … Read more

Enjoy a beautiful hike across National Parks with PARKS Board Game

WHAT GAME IS THIS? PARKS (“Park”) is a set collection, worker placement and little card drafting game. PARKS  comes from publisher Keymaster. Moreover, it is in partnership with the Fifty-Nine Parks project, a project to honor and preserve national parks in the United States. In the game, players will move their meeple (in PARKS, Hikers) on a road trip through the four seasons of the year, gathering resources and visiting national parks. How to play … Read more

Waterdeep – the City of Splendors

Looking for a gateway game to get into board games? Wondering what you should try out next after sessions of trading sheeps for stones in Catan? Then you come to the right place! Let’s check out the review for Lords of Waterdeep – a game from Wizards of the Coast.   Similar to any other hobbies out there, newcomers need the right gateway games to start with. A solid one can totally blow you away and … Read more

Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game Review

Step by step becoming the right hand man for Mendel Players will take on the role of Mendel’s assistant, to assist him in his genetic research. All players will start with 3 Action Markers (AM), 3 research markers (RM) and 1 coin. Surprise? Just 1 coin. In addition, each player also has 1 Pea Plant card as a starter. These Pea Plant cards will have different genetic requirements. If the player collects enough genes matching … Read more

Mrs. DragonBlogger Showcase – October 31st 2021

Mrs. DragonBlogger covers some unique products this week with the Amazon Live stream and here are the products that were featured from this past weekend in the live video recap which you can watch above. MIULEE Pack of 2 Soft Plush Decorative Throw Pillow MIULEE Boho Tufted Throw Pillow Cover La Regis Baroque Tahitian Cultured Pearl Infinity Dangle Earrings Vont LED Candles  Anne Klein Women’s 104899SVTT Two-Tone Dress Watch Anne Klein Women’s Premium Crystal Accented … Read more

Pros & Cons: LouisvilleCon 2021

Louisville was once known for having a few conventions such as Galaxycon that was formerly known as Supercon and there was Fandom Fest. Both of these conventions are no longer active leaving the area having only left the area with one sort of convention which is really more of an expo with that being Louisville Arcade Expo. Louisville is a very multicultural city and a town that I firmly believe makes for a great convention … Read more

The Test for Your liver – F Your Liver

Are you bored of playing “Circle of Death”  at every single party you’ve been to ? Do you feel frustrated about explaining the rules every single turn when someone asks what it is about? Are you looking for a party game that can withstand your drunk roommates? Then you should check out the review for “F Your Liver” card game, from Wood Eye Games LLC.  How to “F your liver”  Just to clarify, this is … Read more

When History Meets Board Game – Gugong

Gugong is one of the games that I have to praise the production team for how well they researched the historical and cultural contexts. The game’s profundity is expressed throughout many different elements. It ranges from the items on the gift cards, the usage of Jade, to the actions and especially the exchange (or bribery). An historical overview through Gugong Gugong takes place in 1570, during the reign of the Longqing Emperor (1566/1567 – 1572) … Read more

Happy Hour with On The Rocks

Gather up Bartenders! The Happy Hour clock is on. Pull yourself together and get ready to take orders from your precious customers. The night will be tight, since you will have to compete with your fellow expert mixologists. “On The Rocks” lounge is waiting for the best bartender of the night.  When Bartending meets Board Game “On The Rocks” is a competitive bartending game, which simulates the experience of being a bartender at the lounge. … Read more

A Documentary of a life time – WILD: Serengeti

Have you ever been amazed by watching the wildlife documentary on Animal Planet? Have you ever wondered how hard it must be to film the animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them? Even though it is a challenging task, it is rewarding to watch the final results. Bad Comet – a small board game studio from Seoul, Korea – just released their latest Kickstarter campaign to stimulate this experience – WILD: Serengeti  In WILD: … Read more

Spice up your game night – Game Night Powerups

Let’s settle down with one thing before moving on: board games are fun. Period! The fact is, after playing the same game over and over again, people can grow bored out of it. Sometimes, the problem is from the game itself, such as low replayability, too predictable, inaccessible to certain audiences etc. That’s when publishers or game designers decide to make expansion(s) for the base game. A lot of games become more popular, more accessible … Read more

Pros & Cons: PopCon Indy 2021

  For months on end, convention goers and fans of many different genres of pop culture have been desperately waiting to attend conventions in person once again. For the city of Indianapolis, this wait has finally come to an end. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending my 8th PopCon with this being only the 7th in-person event for PopCon Indy. Last year, PopCon faced some challenges with their Virtual PopCon, but … Read more

Enjoy your stay in Bantam West

Have you ever had an immense amount of palpitation when you solve a puzzle in your own way? No, it is not any generic puzzle but a specific one indeed. The ones making you tear your own hair out since you can’t connect all the hints. The ones frustrate you because of a rabbit hole you dig, and come back to zero again. And the climax reaches when you have your “ah-ha” moment, figure out … Read more