Category Archives: Board Games

Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn A New Dawn is the latest in the line of Civilization-style board games. Fantasy Flight has managed another solid game while simultaneously reducing the difficulty of the genre significantly. From now on, A New Dawn seems to be the best way to introduce gamers to the genre, taking a […]

7 Wonders Anniversary Expansion Packs (Cities & Leaders) To celebrate 7 years of 7 Wonders, Repos has released two Anniversary expansion packs for 7 Wonders: 15 cards each for both the Cities and Leaders expansions to further enhance gameplay. This expansion is a thematic win, both in content and in release strategy. The new cards […]

A Game of Thrones: Catan This new version of Catan, is a beautiful return to the gameplay of a classic board game that adds complex, thematic mechanics that deliver on both flavor and fun. In addition to the regular building, trading, and settling, players are tasked with defending the Wall and defending Westeros from the […]

This is Part 2 of our review of Twilight Imperium. Check out Part 1 here. The Mechanics of Twilight Imperium The new edition of Twilight Imperium brings about a myriad of changes to the classic 4X. First off, the trade system has been entirely revamped. Instead of trade contracts, players trade commodities.┬áCommodities do nothing on […]

Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition Twilight Imperium is the heart of the Fantasy Flight catalog. First released in 1997, the epic space 4X has become a legendary part of the board gaming world. Set in the unstable power vacuum left by the collapse of the once-dominant empire of the Lazax race, the game has players war, […]

Shadowrun: Zero Day Shadowrun: Zero Day is a new entry into the Shadowrun IP by Catalyst Game Labs. In the game, 2 players face off as hackers racing to hack into the megacorporations of the cyberpunk IP. Like many 2-player games, Zero Day takes less than 30 minutes to play from setup to breakdown.┬áThe gameplay […]

Farlight: Tile Bidding in Space Designed by King’s Forge designer Nick Sibicky, Farlight is a new entry to the tile-bidding genre that was launched on Kickstarter last year. Each turn, players bid for resources, ship parts, and missions. Once they’ve won ship parts, players assemble a Galaxy Trucker-like ship to take on missions. Players then […]

Crazier Eights: Avalon Crazier Eights: Avalon is a standalone expansion to Crazier Eights. Avalon follows the same theme as Camelot and allows 2-3 players to play the game. The deck can be combined, much like Camelot, with additional copies of itself or with a copy of Camelot. The mini-expansion contains 33 additional cards that add […]