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