Review: Happy Salmon

At Gen Con 2015, I met Nick Bentley from North Star Games. He talked to me about what was next for Evolution, and also about a “super secret game” that he couldn’t show me because it was “easy to replicate.” Then he began to talk about fist bumps and high fives, and he slapped my arm […]

Review: Brix

Brix is a simple, clean abstract game with a beautiful, fun look and interesting gameplay. […]

Kickstarter Round-Up: Hero Realms, Rocky Road a la Mode, and the Duchess

Derek takes a look at three exciting Kickstarter projects. […]

Review: Stockpile

Stockpile is an accessible, well-designed introduction into the world of stock market games. […]

Educational Games Round-Up: Dr. Eureka, Fast Flip, Odd World

Derek takes a look at three educational games from Foxmind and Blue Orange Games. […]

Review: EXCEED

In second grade, I went to a friend’s birthday party, and he had just received Street Fighter II for the Super Nintendo. Despite being a large group, we decided to watch each other play, with the winner getting to stay in the round. I was the only player who could throw Hadokens or any other projectile. Let’s […]

Review: Between Two Cities

Between Two Cities is clever, quick, simple introduction to both city-building and drafting games, making it an easy recommendation for family gamers. […]

Interview: Jamey Stegmaier talks Charterstone, Scythe, and Community-Building

My first introduction to Stonemaier games was when a friend insisted I play Viticulture. Another overly complex, boring euro, I thought, but I entertained him anyway. What a masterpiece!Intuitive and thematic, despite being a medium-heavy Eurogame. Since then, Stonemaier games has established a strong following and rapport with Kickstarter backers, recently with a 1.8 million-dollar campaign […]

Interview: Christopher Chung talks Lanterns: the Harvest Festival

We interview Christopher Chung, designer of Lanterns: the Harvest Festival. […]

Review: The Rose King

This one definitely holds up. […]