Articles About Calliope Games

Mass Transit Cooperative Game Overview

Mass Transit Cooperative Game Overview

I’ve had a lot of opportunities to travel as a result of this website and I like to think I know a think or two about navigating my way around. Adapting to ridesharing serves like Uber and Lyft took a few times before I felt confident ...
Enchanted Plumes Card Game Overview

Enchanted Plumes Card Game Overview

Our gift guide to Stocking Stuffer ideas is full of small-box games that would make any kid (or adult) happy. We’re so used to getting fruit and candy in our stockings that many times it is a huge surprise when something non-food rela ...
ShutterBug Family Game Overview

ShutterBug Family Game Overview

It’s been six years since we first shared about the massive, multi-year, multi-designer undertaking by Calliope Games. Affectionately termed the Titan Series, the Kickstarter project was an offering of three games per year from well-r ...
Tsuro: Phoenix Rising Tile-Laying Game Overview

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising Tile-Laying Game Overview

When I hear that a game publisher is launching a spin-off of a previously released game, I’m always curious what direction it will go. Are they simply 1) reskinning the game with a new theme, 2) re-releasing the same game to correct m ...
SpyMaster Board Game Overview

SpyMaster Board Game Overview

One of the interesting things about the board game industry is the sense of camaraderie and synergy that exists between what are essentially competitors. Part of the reason is because game designers are like free agents. Few are locked into ...
Everyone Loves a Parade Game Overview

Everyone Loves a Parade Game Overview

As we approach the middle of March, you may think I’m going to start talking about games to play on St. Patrick’s Day. Nope, we did that a couple of years ago. I want to brag about the Quad Cities St. Patrick’s Day parade. ...
First Look: Station Master Card Game

First Look: Station Master Card Game

Looking back over the years of writing about board games, I’ve come to the conclusion that I do tend to favor a type of game without realizing it. It seems that whenever we see a game about trains it makes its way into our shopping ca ...
Holiday Giveaways 2019 – Hive Mind by Calliope Games

Holiday Giveaways 2019 – Hive Mind by Calliope Games

We go way back with the team at Calliope Games and regularly get sneak peeks at their upcoming titles. When they’re available on the market, we’re happy to share the details with you so you can learn more about their quality gam ...