Expedition to NewDale – The Story Continues in the Kingdom of Longdale

Introduction to Newdale When mentioning Alexander Pfister, many people will think of the Western cowboys in the Great Western Trail, or economicizing Africa with Mombasa, or controlling chaos in Blackout: Hong Kong. But it is impossible to not to mention lighter games like Port Royal or especially Oh My Goods! ***Oh My Goods*** brings an extremely excited feelings to players. The feeling that players try their luck in drawing cards, until they find cards that … 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

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

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

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

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

Board Game Kickstarter Showcase – Drink your Life Away in Barcadia

You are invited to your wife’s friend’s party. Everyone is really nice, and welcoming, but there is one problem: they only want to drink. You are not a big fan of drinking and, of course, your livers too. You don’t want to cause your wife to be concerned. She might think that you are refusing to hangout with her friends. You don’t want to end up sleeping on the sofa tonight. At the same time, … Read more