Articles About board games

First Look: Mondo Games and Collectibles

First Look: Mondo Games and Collectibles

One of the things I missed about not being able to attend conventions last year is the opportunity to learn about new products as well as new-to-me companies. Sure, I subscribe to a lot of newsletters, see things on social media and read or ...
Doodle Dungeon Fantasy Game Overview

Doodle Dungeon Fantasy Game Overview

I remember getting my first Dungeons & Dragons set when I was around 7 or 8. As much as I would like to say that I dove in and embraced my inner geek at the time, I can’t. I hadn’t played before and trying to learn the ins a ...
First Look: Super Truffle Pigs Game

First Look: Super Truffle Pigs Game

I remember entering a coloring contest when I was in elementary school; second grade if memory serves me correctly. My school was in a rural area where a good portion of the kids, including my best friend, Liz, were from farm families. As I ...
Four Gardens Board Game Overview

Four Gardens Board Game Overview

One of the cool things I love about finding older games at thrift stores is the fact that the industry went through a phase when bigger was better. When plastic was introduced to board games, publishers raced to see what crazy things they c ...
Kitara Area Control Game Overview

Kitara Area Control Game Overview

Are you one of those people that reads the synopsis on the book jacket or do you just open it up and start reading? I’ve noticed that board gamers have similar engagement patterns. Some open the box, set it up and go. Others embrace t ...
MicroMacro Crime City Game Overview

MicroMacro Crime City Game Overview

When I first moved to the Quad Cities (Iowa) in 1990, I was introduced to the art of John Holladay by Nicole. He was a local artist who came to fame for his line of caricature-styled sports-themed posters. Not only were all the Big 10 schoo ...
Wayfinders Board Game Overview

Wayfinders Board Game Overview

Before relocating back to Iowa from Los Angeles, we made the conscious decision to take a trip to Hawaii. With an infant and a toddler, it wasn’t an ideal situation, but still an opportunity for us to see the state while it was a much ...
Cloud City City-Building Game Overview

Cloud City City-Building Game Overview

It is my hope that by now we’ve impressed upon you the fact that not all games of a particular type are the same. There are a multitude of different games that may fall into the same category but that doesn’t mean you’ll h ...
Keepers of the Questar Deduction Game Overview

Keepers of the Questar Deduction Game Overview

Thinking back to my youth, there are a number of games that stand out in my memory. We played a lot of cards including Spades, Hearts and Euchre. I remember my parents teaching me Pinochle and it was where I honed the card-counting skills t ...
Old West Empresario Game Overview

Old West Empresario Game Overview

Have you ever heard the term, “Shelf of Shame”? It refers to things (games) you purchased and put on a shelf without having opened or played. If I’m being honest, I have an exceptionally large Shelf of Shame. More like a R ...