Category: Board Games

Roleplaying and board games with reviews, podcasts, videos and interviews

Boardgame review – Escape: the Curse of the Temple

By Michael Chamberlain Designed by Kristian Amundsen Østby and published by Queen Games in 2012, Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative game of collecting gems to weaken the curse until you are able to escape. It sounds too simple and because it a cooperative game, it is. In this occasion the catch…
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Board game review – Sigismundus Augustus: Dei gratia rex Poloniae

By Michael Chamberlain Sigismundus Augustus: Dei gratia rex Poloniae, released in 2012 by Fabryka Gier Historycznych, is the game of Polish politics in the sixteenth century. Not a subject I’ll admit I have given attention or curiosity to prior to playing this game, but it is history so for me is always an appealing theme.…
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Card Game Review – Hanabi

By Michael Chamberlain Do you think with the help of friends you could sort coloured cards numbered from one to five into that order and by colour? That is the question that Hanabi asks of its players. Hanabi is a three to five player cooperative game about creating a firework show. It won this year’s…
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Card Game Review – Fleet

By Michael Chamberlain Fleet, released in 2012 and published by Gryphon from designers Benjamin Pinchback and Matthew Riddle is a card game themed on building your own shipping fleet. The game plays 2-4 players and play time comes in at a very pleasant 30-45 minutes and so far I have found no reason to disagree…
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DuCo, a first play review

The perpetual casual gamer in me loves filler games. More often than not, though, I get disappointed because, more often than not, filler games are not very satisfying. They’re not that good, or that deep or, simply put, that fun.

Duco was offered to me by the creator and they advertise the game as “easy to learn, difficult to master”. When I received the game and saw that, I let a loud *sigh* leave my lips. The number of times I’ve heard/read that escapes me.