To call this a lighter version of Twilight Struggle understates the situation entirely.
Watch Grandma play Mahjong, and you’ll think that someone juiced her julep.
The possibilities are endless, thought-provoking and often hilarious.
The reign of Ludwig II of Bavaria in the latter half of the 19th Century is memorable mainly for its castles. The young king couldn’t stop thinking about them. By the time of his death, he’d created some of the most extravagantly lavish castles in the world. Their iconic nature so captivated Walt Disney that […]
Most serious gamers out there have, at some point, come into contact with a social party game called Mafia. In Mafia, players secretly take on roles right out of The Godfather. There are mobsters, policemen, a doctor, everyday citizens and the Godfather himself. Each round, the innocent townspeople try to unmask the mafiosi through deductive […]
Bring out your inner star with this ingeniously creative, free-form role-playing game that will have you and three or four friends improvising the next great cinematic gem… before watching it all fall into ruin. I grew up at the dawn of classic role-playing games. Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) exploded onto the gaming scene when I was […]
Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative deck-building game by Greater Than Games, based in the fictional Sentinel Comics universe. The goal is simple: two to five players —taking the guise of a chosen superhero —must work together to defeat a common enemy, while both heroes and villain deal with environmental bonuses and hazards. SotM […]
I have a friend who almost never fails to ask me what game I’m currently enamored with. Oddly, for possibly the first time in my life, the only game I’m currently addicted to is on my phone and it’s an Android version of a card game we often play at Penn Gamers. It’s called Tichu. […]
Timeline is a simple little game that we’ve been playing of late. The core game (now more accurately referred to as Timeline: Inventions) comes with 110 cards that depict inventions throughout human history. The cards have a picture of the invention on both sides and its name. On just one side of the card you’ll […]
The word “hanabi” is Japanese for “fireworks”. It also happens to be a highly original card game that I absolutely love. Hanabi is a co-operative card game for 2 to 5 players ages 8 and up. I found it works best with 3 or 4 players. It generally takes less than 30 minutes to play. […]
Days of Wonder (DoW) is preparing to ship a follow-up to its highly-regarded Shadows Over Camelot board game. This time around the designers have taken the original in for a tune-up and reduced it down to a sleek, easily approachable card game aptly named Shadows Over Camelot: The Card Game. For those unfamiliar with the industry […]