Articles About strategy games

Exactly Eight Times Better Than Checkers

Exactly Eight Times Better Than Checkers

On Sunday I showed you CrossWise, a Thrift Treasure find that was a solid abstract strategy game. If you’re a fan of this type of game, but are stuck with Chess and Checkers, then I have a perfect solution for you. Octi from FoxMind G ...
Look Out! A (Rivet) War is Coming!

Look Out! A (Rivet) War is Coming!

Among the board game crowd, there is a class of game that’s been around for a while. Commonly referred to as “miniatures games”, these strategy/role-playing titles usually include highly-detailed pieces that you can custom ...
Hot Tin Roof Board Game Overview

Hot Tin Roof Board Game Overview

If you’ve ever delved into the world of hobby games, you already know the publisher Mayfair Games. Not only are they a sponsor of the biggest gaming convention in the U.S., they are the company that introduced the world to Settle ...
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

The other day I was playing a board game and thought to myself, “You know what would be fun? If I could kill off all my pawns and still win the game!” I kid, that didn’t happen. But you have to wonder exactly what does go ...
So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

Last Christmas I asked for a chess set from “Santa”. Not because I’m a huge fan of the game or wanted to work on my skills, but because I remembered playing it with my dad. When I was about the same age as my girls are now ...
2014 Gift Guide: 10 Games Under $29

2014 Gift Guide: 10 Games Under $29

It’s amazing what you can learn in a year. When 2014 started out, our family played board games about once every couple of weeks. Fast-forward to today and you’ll find us hunched over a board arguing about the rules at least 3 t ...
Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

We’ve had pretty good luck lately game hunting at our local thrift stores for our Thrift Treasure series. While we do like finding current games at deep-discount prices, we also really enjoy finding vintage issues that still play as w ...
Renaissance Man Board Game Overview

Renaissance Man Board Game Overview

We’re usually pretty good about telling you of new games right after they are issued, or at least shortly after we receive a review copy. Renaissance Man from Rio Grande Games was a little different for us in that it took nearly ...
El Caballero Tile-Laying Game Overview

El Caballero Tile-Laying Game Overview

Back in April we featured Boxcars from Rio Grande Games and told you how much we thoroughly enjoyed it. For our family it was the perfect mix of strategy and luck, and the inclusion of recognizable train lines that we regularly see pass thr ...