Games as Art – From Box Tops to Bits

It occurred to me the other day that there is more art in a board game than just the actual art.  There are visuals in every aspect of the package.  There is a musical quality to a well designed game with mechanics that interlock and boost the feelings of theme and tension.  A truly artistic…

Choose Your Crew – Better Get Kraken

Choose Your Crew: Pirates (Choose Your Crew: Pirates) This little card game is a simple set collection type game.  You are trying to collect your full 16 member crew that goes from captain down to powder monkey.   The twist is that your opponents can steal the cards you have played in front of you.…

Get to Kickstarter Now!!!!! 3/12/2014

Attention everyone!  There are some games on Kickstarter that you should not miss. #1 – And I do mean NUMBER ONE, Is Tuscany.(Tuscany Kickstarter)  This is an expansion to Viticulture a worker placement game about grow/making wine.  This expansion (you can get the expansion and improved 2nd edition of the base game on the Kickstarter)…

Latest Kickstarter Games I’m Backing

A little update to let everyone know what I’m currently backing on Kickstarter. Character Meeples (Meeple Kickstarter): Pick from any of Meeple Sources existing Meeples or one of the 99 (I think my count is right) currently unlocked Meeple styles with many more potentially coming.  They currently have Meeples for Oz, Tiny Epic Kingdom, Pandemic,…

Dice Town – Roll Your Way Through Main Street

This week there was no game night.  My daughter was out camping with the Girl Scouts. My wife and I did play a game of the PnP version of oddball Aeronauts and she thought it was great!  If you like card games, quick games, games that seem simple but have a hidden depth of strategy…