Tabletop Simulator Review: Facilitating fun

Tabletop Simulator Price: $14.99 System(s): Windows, Mac, Linux Release Date: June 5, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Berserk Games (Berserk Games) ESRB Rating: N/A Tabletop Simulator is a hard game to review. It’s a sandbox, but not in the traditional sense. Rather, someone should approach it as a platform, a facilitator of other sorts of games. As more »


Yahtzee with Buddies lets you pay to win

Oh mobile games, leave it to you to ruin any any board game we’ve loved since childhood. If you at ever point in your life ever enjoyed Yahtzee, then you aren’t going to want to see what Scopely did with Yahtzee with Buddies. I’ll give you a hint. You can pay to cheat your way more »


Mario Party 10 Review: 3 Flavors of partying

Mario Party 10 Price: System(s): Wii U Release Date: March 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Nd Cube) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” Nintendo’s Mario Party series has made it to its ‘tweens with Mario Party 10 launching on the Wii U. After so many iterations across several different platforms, it may be hard to believe that developer more »

Celebrate International Tabletop Day April 11, 2015

Board games are in the midst of a huge resurgence, with mainstream media including NPR and the New York Times taking notice. Tabletop cafes are opening all over the country, allowing people to share their favorite games and learn some new ones. The Toy Industry Association estimates non-digital games and puzzles made $1.9 billion in more »


Guild of Dungeoneering preview: Finally, a board game I can play by myself

There is no need to beat around the bush on this one. If you’re familiar with dungeon building table top games, then you’re familiar with Guild of Dungeoneering. I’m not saying this as a bad thing, as I’ve had a lot of fun with that type of game in the past. In point of fact, more »

Bowser Party is Mario Party 10’s true star

The Mario Party series has always performed well in its primary aim, providing a competitive multiplayer experience. Mario Party 10 for the Wii U is no exception, offering both the party-moves-as-one format of the prior game as well as the classic round-the-board-buy-stars version in the Amiibo Party mode. But the true star of the party more »

Billionaire Banshee is more fun when eschewing the rules

This weekend, some of my best friends and I played Billionaire Banshee for the first time. As you may recall, I talked about it a little under a year ago with Steven “Razlo” Bailey. I was quite excited about this title, as similar titles such as Cards Against Humanity and Slash proved to be popular more »

The Legend of Zelda Yahtzee coming in Spring

I guess that The Legend of Zelda Monopoly did pretty well, because something similar is happening again. Nintendo and USAopoly have teamed up for another themed game. This time, we’re going to be getting The Legend of Zelda Yahtzee. I know, it seems like it would be difficult to really do a The Legend of more »

Show and Tell: A look at Culdcept (PS2)

Graham Russell brings Jenni Lada into a world of swords and sorcery for the card-combat board game Culdcept! Watch to see whether Graham’s army of ugly creatures can triumph over the adorable AI-controlled deck Jenni likes so much. Culdcept is a long-running Japanese series of games, most of which play identically. You move around a more »


Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle can be Frustrating

I don’t remember what I expected from Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle. I’m pretty sure that what I got wasn’t at all close to whatever it was that I did expect. If you’re considering picking up this recent Steam release, or if you’ve already made that decision, there are a few things you should know before more »

Kickstarter’s The Great Debate makes arguing fun

Arguing is a basic human survival trait. We can go for hours about where to eat or not to eat. Don’t let the debate turn to matters such as politics, religion or which Star Trek captain was best. Wait, actually let’s talk about all those things. The Great Debate is a board game project currently more »

Chess 2: The Sequel isn’t as crazy as it sounds

I’m going to be honest with you. This was going to be an opinions article where I was going to tear into the notion of game touting itself as Chess 2. Because Chess is Chess, and it’s the kind of classic game that shouldn’t need a sequel. It would be like saying next there should more »