App: 7/10 Technically competent if lacking presentation
First Impressions: An interesting and tense puzzle with unique mechanics.
First Impressions: A very light but quick and satisfying tile layer.
First Impressions: A unique, if dry, economic engine-builder.
Chronicles of Frost
8/10, A game of strong mechanisms, enjoyable, and that appeals to my tastes.
9/10 A deck-building game greater than the sum of its parts.
First Impressions: Fun, complex combos, but lacking in surprises.
Volume 1, The War-torn Kingdom
7/10 Enjoyable and unique but not without drawbacks.
Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga
8/10, solid, streamlined, thematic
First Impressions: A surprisingly deep worker-placement game that’s all about timing.
Glen More II: Chronicles
First Impressions: Easy and satisfying mechanisms.
First Impressions: A deep and engaging puzzle with less usability than the previous version.
Lords of Waterdeep
App: 9/10 Top-notch worker placement, a steal on sale.
Lost Ruins of Arnak
First Impressions: A fun hybrid worker-placement and deck-building game of exploration.
Magic: The Gathering Arena
8/10 Generous for free players but a heavy barrier for new players
First Impressions: A fun tableau-building game with tight resource management but a bit long.
Merchant of Venus (second edition)
7/10 A classic pick-up-and-deliver game that runs long
Merchants of the Dark Road
First Impressions: A fun and immersive pick-up-and-deliver game that could have used more streamlining.
Mosaic: A Story of Civilization
First Impressions: Some neat ideas, suffering from rough edges.
First Impressions: Streamlined and fast with interesting combinations of ideas.
First Impressions: Some interesting resource management with a pleasant theme.
Railways of Nippon
First Impressions: A neat, light economic train game, but it might lack replay-ability.
Runebound 3rd Edition
5/10, a mixed bag
First Impressions (era 1 and 2 only): Interesting mechanics but very random.
The Castles of Burgundy
8/10 A classic strategy game of satisfying mechanisms
App: 9/10 A personal favorite, but others can expect caveats
10/10 A perfect blend of theme and strategy
App: 4/10 A messy attempt that lacks any polish
8/10 A thematic Euro with a unique combination of mechanisms.
First Impressions: A fun worker-movement game with tight resource management.