Tag Archives: tabletop

Build And Recruit Your Way To Victory In Villages Of Valeria

Villages of Valeria is the second of three games designed by Isaias Vallejo in the kingdom of Valeria. Published by Daily Magic Games, this Valeria game is co-designed by Rick Holzgrafe. It plays with one to five players in about 45 minutes.

Playing The Next Great Board Games At Play & Pub Toronto

Play & Pub is a board game play-testing event in Toronto. It is an opportunity for designers to pitch games to publishers and gain invaluable feedback from players on how to improve their games. There were prototypes that were fresh ideas just being worked out and games that had been play-tested for years on the verge of being published. Most of all, it was a chance to meet fellow board game geeks and have fun playing games. These are some of the games I had a...

Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail Gameplay Revealed

Purrrlock Holmes is the cat detective board game from IDW Games designed by Stephen Sauer. With just the theme announced, the game has been gaining a lot of attention. IDW Games' VP of New Product Development, Jerry Bennington, is "incredibly excited to be bringing this game to market" and said "it's already started to develop a strong following of cat, pun, and cat-pun-loving fans." From everything shown about the game thus far, it is indeed chock ful...

Pests Is A Top Notch Light Strategy Board Game

Pests is a board game where players take the role of an exterminator trying to clear the house of their infestation before rival exterminators clean the house first. Players must exterminate all their pests, seal the nest, and capture the queen to win the game. The game was designed by Michael McFarland and decked out in art by Todd Jakubisin. Pests is currently seeking...

Fox Spirits Trick Foolish Humans In Kitsune

Kitsune of Foxes & Fools is a game about fox-spirits playing tricks on foolish humans to earn tails. The first fox to nine tails wins. This theme was intriguing and sounded fun. Unfortunately, playing Kitsune was the most frustrating experience I’ve had playing board games. Before you skip reading this review, know that there are good aspects of the game, and a simple version was later discovered online that could have avoided the initial d...

Build A Startup And Sabotage Competitors In Control Alt Deceit

Build your business and sabotage the competition to win in the new card game, Control Alt Deceit. From Aidan Price and first time designer Étienne Garbugli, Control Alt Deceit simulates the growth of technology companies from the garage prototype all the way to filing for IPO (and, thus, winning the game). There is nothing special or unique about the gameplay; it really is as simple as dra...

Catacombs & Castles Designer Aron West On Future Plans

If you are really into board games, you've probably heard of the dexterity game Catacombs from Elzra Games. A standalone expansion titled Catacombs & Castles recently launched on Kickstarter to much success. The game's designer Aron West and I have been chatting over email about the expansion and future plans for Catacombs....

Paizo Takes Their RPGs Celestial With New ‘Starfinder’ Game

Always one for having surprises up their sleeve, the geniuses at Paizo have dropped a galactically-stunning announcement: a brand new, science fantasy game will drop into our book collections in 2017. Releasing a teaser-filled statement today, we're already counting down the days until we can get our hands on Starfinder. Alongside that news, the company also shared a bit about Pathfinder Society and their new seasons for Pathfinder Roleplaying Guild as w...

Review: Poor Choices Is The Kickstarter Game You Never Knew You Needed

 Launching today on Kickstarter is a campaign for a new party game called Poor Choices. I had the chance to test out the game and now I'm relaying my thoughts to you. First, for some background knowledge, here is a quick video explaining how the game is played: