Board Game First Impressions: Maracaibo & Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles (episode 2)

Maracaibo I’ve never really been drawn to Alexander Pfister games, they always seemed like super dry Euros. Even though they had interesting themes, they didn’t seem to capitalize on those themes. And I was pretty lukewarm on Great Western Trail when we played it, so I hadn’t ever really looked at Maracaibo. But after watchingContinue reading “Board Game First Impressions: Maracaibo & Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles (episode 2)”

Board Game First Impressions: Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles (Episode 1)

When this was originally on crowdfunding, I wasn’t particularly excited by what I saw in episode 1. The theme is cool, but parts of the game are more abstracted than others, and I’ve not been really drawn to Mindlcash before. Their games always seem slightly over-designed and in need of more streamlining. But my friendContinue reading “Board Game First Impressions: Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles (Episode 1)”

Catching up on board games

Though I’ve been playing games, I haven’t had much time to get into impressions, session reports, or reviews. Here are some of the games I’ve been playing. Caverna I’ve played Uwe Rosenberg games before, including Agricola, but I hadn’t gotten a chance to play Caverna (in part because of the high price tag). We’ve playedContinue reading “Catching up on board games”

Board Game First Impressions: Merchants of the Dark Road

I recently borrowed and played (and opened; it’s a long story) my friend’s copy of MotDR. Played solo and 2-player so far. Unboxing My friend requested that I double-check the components. Everything is accounted for (and 2 extra blue dice!). It’s a bit disappointing that there’s no insert and it only comes with 5 baggies,Continue reading “Board Game First Impressions: Merchants of the Dark Road”

Board Game App Review: Mystic Vale

8/10 A good, high-production app Available on:Steam for PC — $12.99Apple — $4.99Google Play — $5.99 This week, I’m reviewing several different board game apps. These reviews are primarily looking at the quality of the app and content. Previous reviews: Scythe Tokaido Lords of Waterdeep Aeon’s End Viticulture Through the Ages Mystic Vale is anotherContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Mystic Vale”

Board Game App Review: Through the Ages

7/10 A good but fiddly implementation Available on:Steam and GOG for PC — $15.99Apple and Google Play — $9.99 This week, I’m reviewing several different board game apps. These reviews are primarily looking at the quality of the app and content. Previous reviews: Scythe Tokaido Lords of Waterdeep Aeon’s End Viticulture Through the Ages (theContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Through the Ages”

Board Game App Review: Viticulture

4/10 A messy attempt that lacks any polish Available on:Steam for PC — $14.99Apple — $8.99Google Play — $9.99 This week, I’m reviewing several different board game apps. These reviews are primarily looking at the quality of the app and content. Previous reviews: Scythe Tokaido Lords of Waterdeep Aeon’s End I had avoided the digitalContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Viticulture”

Board Game App Review: Aeon’s End

7/10 Technically competent if lacking presentation Available on:Steam for PC — $14.99Apple/Google Play — $9.99 This week, I’m reviewing several different board game apps. These reviews are primarily looking at the quality of the app and content. Previous reviews: Scythe Tokaido Lords of Waterdeep Aeon’s End is another I’ve not played in person. It hadn’tContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Aeon’s End”

Board Game App Review: Lords of Waterdeep

9/10 Top-notch worker-placement, a steal on sale Available on:Steam for PC — $9.99Apple — $7.99Google Play — $6.99 This week, I’m reviewing several different board game apps. These reviews are primarily looking at the quality of the app and content. Previous reviews: Scythe Tokaido This is the first game in this roundup that I’ve notContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Lords of Waterdeep”

Board Game App Review: Tokaido

9/10 A personal favorite, but others can expect caveats Available on:Steam for PC – $9.99Apple and Google Play – $1.99 This week, I’m reviewing several different board game apps. These reviews are primarily looking at the quality of the app and content. The first review featured Scythe (click here). Tokaido was one of the earlierContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Tokaido”