Redonkulary is a word-building party game for all ages. Put your imagination (and salesmanship) to the test as you create definitions for made up words, and then convince the Donkster (player in charge) that your word makes the most sense! Redonkulary is on Kickstarter right now --and has already passed its goal! If you want to get your hands on it before it hits store shelves, this is your chance!
Are you ready to battle against the raging current of the Niagara? In this week's review we cover the gem-collecting, river racing, collection stealing, cool-box-top-resting board game Niagara. Players use paddle cards to maneuver canoes up and down the river in order to collect precious jewels. They have to move their cargo decisively or they'll end up toppling over the falls when the game platforms shift each round.
In Splendor players act as merchants attempting to collect and sell gems in order to gain the greatest prestige. Each turn they can either collect new, multi-colored gems (to add to their stash), or use their gems to purchase cards. Cards give players a permanent gem bonus for future purchases. And some cards give prestige points. The first player to garner 15 points wins!
Elder Sign is a cooperative dice game in which players take the roles of investigators trying to seal a portal before time runs out and ancient monsters escape. If they are able to successfully complete enough adventures before all the doom tokens are collected they win. Great artwork, unique character abilities and a good cooperative mechanic make Elder Sign another two-thumbs-upper.
In Bang! The Dice Game, players take on secret roles as the Sheriff, deputies, outlaws or the renegades of a wild western town. Using their dice rolls the Sheriff and deputies try to take down the outlaws, the outlaws try to win by killing off the Sheriff, and the Renegade attempts to be the last-man-standing. The game is full of special character powers, Indian attacks, and lively debate over who's on whose team. Easy to learn and quick to play, Bang Dice is a great addition to almost any collection.
Steam Court is a 4-10 player gateway party game. Players take on the role of Court Engineers attempting to win the good graces of the Queen in this steampunk themed card game. It's the perfect mix of easy-to-learn game play, fantastic artwork, and clever mechanics. This new "insta-classic" is sure to be an instant classic... just as soon as you help us successfully launch it on Kickstarter next month!
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Boss Monster is an 8-bit blast from the past! This dungeon-building card game puts players in the shoes of some classic Baddies who must stop a bunch of do-gooder Heroes from invading their domain. Add rooms to your dungeon, lure in the heroes and then defeat them before they get to your lair. Be the first Boss to capture ten souls and you win!
Betrayal at House on the Hill is an eerie adventure for 3-6 players. As your group cooperatively explores room by room, tile by tile, you create a new game board every time. Items, omens and event cards weave a story of betrayal, and once you fail a haunt roll the game turns on its head.
Packed with great characters, tokens, plastic figures and storyline this spooky adventure-in-a-box is perfect for your Friday the 13th game night.
Camel Up is a fast-paced guessing game, in which players try determine which camel will win a race around a pyramid. The pyramid is serves as a quirky dice tower and when players expel a die it determines which camels move. As the camels stack up and climb over one another, their order changes, and nothing is ever certain (except the fact that you'll have a blast) running this colorful race to the finish!
Grab your archer, warrior and other heroic friends and venture into this deck building game from AEG. With similar mechanics to the popular game Dominion, Thunderstone leads us to the mouth of a dungeon that's chock-full of monsters who are just asking to be slain (there's no better way to earn victory points, amiright?)! Some have said that this game would replace Dominion. Find out what Will and Ryan think in their Terrible 2-Minute Review.
Easy to learn, a blast to play, and never the exact same game: Dominion is a deck building game for the domineering strategy types... and for all the rest of us as well! This game defined a genre, and with its nine expansions continues to tower over it.
Quarriors is a dice building game with lots of great cards, dice, and components. Players (or "Quarriors") compete for glory in the eyes of Quiana, the Empress of Quaridia (enough Q's in there for ya?). Spend your rolls wisely to build your attack power and destroy your opponents. There's tons of variety to this game, and depending on how lucky you are, it can be loads of fun!
Bohnanza is a fun-filled family game full of card trading and negotiations--so there's plenty of room for strategy (and swindling)! There are a ton of zany cards and some unique game-play mechanics that all make for an exciting, but easy to learn, German card game!
Kingsburg is a well balanced dice game in which you "influence" the King's Council in order to gain resources, military strength and victory points. For 3 seasons out of each year you roll dice to gain those resources, and every winter you must defend against the invading horde. The player with the most victory points at the end of the fifth year wins! Good artwork, a great mechanic, and straightforward game play make this a two-thumbs-upper!
The Resistance is a party game full of lies, backstabbing and general awesomeness! Similar in format to Mafia/Werewolf the goal of The Resistance is to complete 3 (out of 5) missions without being sabotaged. In this game no players are eliminated, and a narrator isn't necessary, so if you're looking to upgrade your Mafia/Werewolf experience, this is how you get it done!
In 7 Wonders you take control of one of the seven great cities of the ancient world. Players build their cities and grow their armies hoping to beat their neighboring players during the three ages of the game. Lots of ways to score, and an interesting card-sharing mechanic make this a great addition to any collection.
To Court the King is a dice game in which players try to gain the favor of numerous court officials, through specific dice rolls, in order to work their way to the top. There's lots of fun to be had as each roll brings you one dice closer to courting the King.
Tantrum House reviews the game King of Tokyo in this Terrible 2-Minute Review. Players tromp in and out of Tokyo trying to be the last man... er, Monster standing (or the first to gain 20 victory points). Lots of luck, and plenty of strategy, are involved in this fantastically illustrated, high energy, dice brawl.
This week Will and Ryan tackle the fast-paced, strategic investment, tile-based game: Acquire. Have you played this one before? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
This week Will and Ryan give their take on the game: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space. A shoot-in-the-dark strategy game, (just right for the stalker in your family) Escape is a creepily intense ride for the right audience. Check it out!
We got some great feedback on our pilot and we've tried to incorporate as much as possible into this week's review. Today we talk about the game: Hanabi. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more terrible goodness!
Ryan and Will give their very first Terrible 2 Minute Review and cover the very popular game: The Settlers of Catan. Watch the video and then let us know what you think. We want your feedback!
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