Tabletop Game Reviews

Bärenpark

First Impression: A very light but quick and satisfying tile-layer.

First Impressions

Carnegie

First Impression: A unique, if dry, economic engine-builder.

First Impressions

Chronicles of Frost

8/10, A game of strong mechanisms, enjoyable, and that appeals to my tastes.

Review

Core Worlds

9/10 A deck-building game greater than the sum of its parts.

Review

Darwin’s Journey

First Impression: Fun, complex combos, but lacking in surprises.

First Impressions

DinoGenics

7/10 Good, though the theme does most of the work

Review

Fabled Lands
Volume 1, The War-torn Kingdom

7/10 Enjoyable and unique but not without drawbacks.

Review

Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga

8/10, solid, streamlined, thematic

Review

Formosa Tea

First Impressions: A surprisingly deep worker-placement game that’s all about timing.

First Impressions

Glen More II: Chronicles

First Impressions: Easy and satisfying mechanisms.

First Impressions

Lost Ruins of Arnak

First Impressions: A fun hybrid worker-placement and deck-building game of exploration.

First Impressions

Merchant of Venus (second edition)

7/10 A classic pick-up-and-deliver game that runs long

Review

Mosaic: A Story of Civilization

First Impressions: Some neat ideas suffering from rough edges.

First Impressions

Nusfjord

First Impression: Streamlined and fast with interesting combinations of ideas.

First Impressions

Parks

First Impressions: Some interesting resource-management with a pleasant theme.

First Impressions

Runebound 3rd Edition

5/10, a mixed bag

Review

Scythe

7/10, solid but flawed

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SpaceCorp 2025-2300AD

First Impressions (era 1 and 2 only): Interesting mechanics but very random.

First Impressions

The Castles of Burgundy

8/10 A classic strategy game of satisfying mechanisms

Review

Yedo

8/10 A thematic Euro with a unique combination of mechanisms.

Review

Yokohama

First Impressions: A fun worker-movement game with tight resource management.

First Impressions

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