Board Game Reviews

Spotlight Your Best Moves with “Kangaroo Disco Mania”

Spotlight Your Best Moves with “Kangaroo Disco Mania”

You don't have to remember the Electric Slide, the Boogaloo, the Bus Stop, and the Hustle to enjoy the new family-focused card game Kangaroo Disco Mania, but it might help just a little bit. Actually busting out a move is optional, but this fun pattern-matching game...

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Goofy ‘Take That!’ Card Game “Fight A Bear”

Goofy ‘Take That!’ Card Game “Fight A Bear”

Them thar woods are full o' bears and they're all a bit nutty. Some of 'em are aggressive, but mostly they've clearly spent too much time dumpster diving, watching TV through tent flaps, and reading gossip magazines for news of us humans. It's no wonder that the only...

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Retro Sci-Fi Solo Gaming with “Pulp Invasion”

Retro Sci-Fi Solo Gaming with “Pulp Invasion”

Captain D! This is the Intergalactic Council. We need to talk to you! It's a matter of galactic peace! Roger, roger, Council, Captain D here, in the far reaches of space, as usual. What's going on? Captain D! What a relief to hear from you! We have a secret mission...

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Game Review: Fun, Intriguing “GigaWatt” Board Game

Game Review: Fun, Intriguing “GigaWatt” Board Game

The era of coal and gas-burning power plants has passed and it's time to help migrate the power grid to using green and clean power sources. The challenge is that you can't just shut everything down because there's an ever-increasing demand on the grid: People need...

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Game Review: Fun, Whimsical Co-op “Roll Camera”

Game Review: Fun, Whimsical Co-op “Roll Camera”

INT. DAY: tight on Roll Camera game set up on a large, well-lit table. Slow zoom out to reveal game room with shelves full of games and a man [TAYLOR] sitting at the table, staring intently at the game. SF/X: retro sci-fi 'whoosh' sound as from old 40's serials of...

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The Story of the Doomlings Card Game Expansion Sets

The Story of the Doomlings Card Game Expansion Sets

A while back I had a chance to review the fun take-that card game Doomlings over on my GoFatherhood site. I explained "The basic premise of this 2-6 player card game is that everyone’s competing to build the strongest gene pool, even as bad things are happening and...

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Game Review: Cute Battle Royale Card Game “Battle Pufs”

Game Review: Cute Battle Royale Card Game “Battle Pufs”

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and plenty of games have picked up the theme with one v. one combat. Co-op? That's for softies! If you're really tough, if you're gaming with equally tough folk, you want to battle for dominance. Sure, most of your characters might...

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Game Review: Sudoku + Dice Indie Puzzler “Disuko!”

Game Review: Sudoku + Dice Indie Puzzler “Disuko!”

You'd need to have hidden under a rock not to bump into the engaging and popular mathematical puzzle game Sudoku. Invented by Japanese puzzle enthusiast Maki Kaji, it's a 9x9 grid comprised of 9 3x3 boxes. Each 3x3 box, each row, and each column can only contain a...

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Game Review: Fun Push-Your-Luck “Hamsters vs. Hippos”

Game Review: Fun Push-Your-Luck “Hamsters vs. Hippos”

You're a hamster and it's your big chance to make a break for it and escape the zoo. Problem is that you really need to grab a lot of lotus flowers from the lily pads to ensure you have enough food to survive in the wilds. Oh. and hippos. There are hungry hippos (are...

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