Category: Opinions

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...

A Middara review by a Gloomhaven veteran

TL,DR: Middara is a solid Dungeon crawler with tons of contents and an interesting story (provided the “Anime” style of the characters and come-of-age story doesn’t completely annoy you). So if what you’re looking for is a modern dungeon crawler with a massive campaign and characters you’ll get attached...

Are board games an expensive hobby?

No…but yes. Buying the occasional board game is usually not considered an expensive thing for a family, as people think of the traditional $20 monopoly. But for us hobbyists, it’s a different thing. We buy way more of those, and the games we buy are more expensive. The recent...

10 popular board games that didn’t work for me

Here’s a huge secret: not all board games work for all people. If you’re not entirely new to the hobby, it must have happened to you: you just came home from the store, with that huge box game that everybody around you, from your favorite hobby youtuber to your...

Why I’ll never get rid of Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island is a nice cooperative game, created by Matt Leacock of Pandemic fame. It’s a somewhat simplified Pandemic, with great looking components, and at a super cheap price. It’s been a game I’ve been recommending to families who want a simple (not dull) board game. As a matter...