Category: Reviews

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...

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...

Voyages board game (solo) review – a hidden Roll-and-Write gem

I’ve been on a “Print and Play” (PnP) streak recently as I’m trying to curb my board game spending. What I’m finding as I dig more and more into PnP board games is that there are a lot (a lot!) of them, and some of them are basically AAA...