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Honshu Review

Honshu is a card placement, or map building, game with a trick taking element set in Feudal Japan. Well, you have to look very hard to find that theme in this game, but the game looks good and that’s also something. What about the game itself? Trick taking combined with card placement, sounds interesting..

The Test of Time: Aladdin’s Dragons

Originally reviewed in November 2013 and still a very good game, also apparent from my top 100 listing. It’s my twenty-fourth favourite game. That shows that I still love the game and would still like recommend the game to others, like I did in 2013. The worker placement mechanism combined with blind bidding and bluffing is very fun, very exciting. The magic cards add some chaos to the game and the rest of the game […]

Watson & Holmes: From the Diaries of 221B Review

Sherlock Holmes, a character that captures many people’s imagination and a character not unknown to board games. Think of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Mr. Jack or A Study in Emerald. All games that are quite well-regarded and have their fans. Watson & Holmes: From the Diaries of 221B, published by Ludonova, is a new(ish) deduction game set in the Sherlock universe and it’s getting a new edition in 2017, published by Space Cowboys. So, let’s find out if it’s worth your money, shall we.

First Class Review

Welcome to the Orient Express. We travel through exotic countries and doing so you can profit from all the luxurious services we offer. Some murder may occur, but, don’t worry, you will be fine. Probably.     First Class is a train game. A train themed game. You’re not actually building routes on a board, like you often do in train games. They are giving you the impression of doing so, but it’s more a […]

Scythe Review

2016 Is over. So, it’s about time I review one of my favourite games of the year. It’s Scythe, Jamey Stegmaier’s Kickstarter success with beautiful artwork and lovely gameplay.

Fabled Fruit Review

A fable game from Friedemann Friese. A new gaming term, the fable game. Will it stick? It’s like a legacy game with a reset button. Sort of. Lets see what I think of Fabled Fruit.  A new concept from Friedemann. A game that changes, but can always return to its original state. 505 Was also a new gaming concept. An ambitious project. Too ambitious if you’d ask me. Too many components, an unclear rulebook and […]

Capital Lux Review

Capital Lux is a drafting game. I like drafting games, so this should be a game that I normally would enjoy. It has no theme, no back-story that makes any sense, but it looks quite appealing. The question remains, is it any fun?

ICECOOL Review

Welcome to ICECOOL, the penguin high-school. Here we only educate the quickest and the strongest penguins. Here is the gym, there’s the chemistry lab and most importantly at the end of the hallway: the canteen. This is where we serve all fishy goodness between twelve and two in the afternoon. Enjoy.