Family Staples: Labyrinth. A game grownups and kids actually all enjoy

I’ll admit, it’s rare to find an older board game that I actually enjoy. Board games have evolved to give more agency to players in the past few decades, and it’s quite difficult for a modern gamer to enjoy the purely luck-based games of old. Ravensburger’s Labyrinth (1986) is...

Sprawlopolis (solo) review: SimCity in my pocket

Sprawlopolis is a solo card game from popular publisher Button Shy, who specialize in “fits in your pocket” wallet games. From the publisher: In¬†Sprawlopolis, 1-4 players work together to build a new city from the ground up. Using only 18 cards and a variable scoring system, the game is...

Cartographers is nice, but my Roll-and-write world is getting crowded (Review)

I bought Cartographers last year during a board game shopping spree, because it was part of BoardGameGeek’s 2021 people’s choice Top 200 Solo Board games. TL,DR: After about 10 game sessions, the vast majority of which were solo, I find Cartographers to be “ok”, lightweight, relaxing and enjoyable with...

(P)Review: Rogue Angels – A Sci-fi co-op campaign adventure

Disclaimer: this is an early review of a work-in-progress game. Reviews always represent the personal opinion of the writer of course, but in this case you need to add another bucket of salt to your critical-reading meal: it is possible that some of the elements of the game that...

The board game review world faces an identity crisis

What would you think of an Amazon review where the customer was offered the product for free in exchange for an “honest” review? When it comes to reviewing board games, where does the “regular business practice” stop, and the “conflict of interest” start? A few days ago, a thread...