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Apr 16
2021

2020 Board Game Award Winners

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A couple of weeks ago we announced our nominees for our 8th Annual Board Game Awards. While 2020 wasn’t without a whole mess of challenges, it also had some great offerings for tabletop gaming. So, we always enjoy taking one last look back at the year to recognize the best and most creative among them. Today […]


Apr 15
2021

Funfair Review

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I feel like the last few months I’ve been swimming in copies of board games centered around theme parks. First was the tile-laying game Meeple Land. Then came The Grand Carnival and Danger Park. And today, we have Funfair to check out. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because it’s a follow-up to […]


Apr 14
2021

Which Cthulhu Mythos Board Game Is For You?

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If you are ready to do some tabletop gaming in the Cthulhu Mythos, you could be wondering where to start. Perhaps you are a minis gamer looking for something new to paint or to crush your opponents with. Or you might be a euro gamer looking for a title that blends resource management with a […]


Apr 14
2021

Tales of Evil Review

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Stranger things have happened than a publisher capitalizing on popular culture for a game idea. Certain intellectual properties have become noteworthy recently that bring back the “kids as investigators” and weird tales concepts. This theme began somewhat in the late 70s and 80s with Steven Spielberg movies and combined with other media featuring mysteries of […]


Apr 13
2021

Rococo: Deluxe Edition Review

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You’ve been invited to the Grand Ball of King Louis XV. Sounds like a good time… but what are you going to wear? Well fear not my lords and ladies, the tailors here on your tabletop will make sure you are well outfitted for the occasion. And you are bound to get a good deal […]


Apr 13
2021

Bar Fight Preview

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Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. This post was a paid preview, you can find out more information here. Welcome to Bar Fight, the mixology competition that will have you and your other players making some tasty adult beverages. You’ll gather ingredients and, […]


Apr 12
2021

Kickstarters of the Week: 4/12

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April rolls on and with it come more games for your browsing enjoyment. Speaking of games, last week we rolled out a fun new quiz, which board game component are you?! Give it a try and which component aligns with your personality (try not to be paper money). If you missed it, recently we announced […]


Apr 09
2021

Top 10 Auction Board Games

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As I’ve played more and more games over the years, it has come to the forefront in my mind what my favorite board game mechanic is: auctions. They come in all forms, from 15-minute fillers to three-hour headliners. Auctions may be the driving force of the entire game, while in others it may be a […]


Apr 08
2021

What Board Game Component Are You?

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Today’s burning question, if you were reincarnated into a board game component, what would you be? Sounds impossible, right? But these ten simple board-game-related-ish personality questions will give you the answer. It’s science. 100% Science.


Apr 08
2021

Master Word Review

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Word based party games these days feel like they are multiplying. Likely the massive success of Codenames has something to do with this. In the years since we’ve had endless Codenames varieties, Letter Jam, Decrypto, Werewords, Just One, and countless others. They seem to ride a fine line between the “party” game title and often […]


Apr 07
2021

PARKS: Nightfall Expansion Review

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It’s hard to believe that it was only 2 years ago that we were dazzled at Gen Con 2019 with the release of PARKS from Keymaster Games. This game not only looked beautiful, but made its way to our tables often with its smooth and streamlined gameplay. In fact, it went on to win our […]


Apr 07
2021

Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace Review

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We don’t normally review video games here at BGQ (well outside of digital board games), but when Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) decided to make an adventure game set in the Arkham Horror universe, my interest was immediately piqued. I’ve been watching the teaser videos over the past year, eagerly awaiting a chance […]


Apr 06
2021

Miyabi Review

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HABA is well known for its yellow boxes line of “kids” games. Kids, in quotes, as Tony over at BGQ Headquarters maybe loves Rhino Hero more than any 5-year-old ever has or ever will (Editor’s note: Andrew is not wrong). But they continue to expand into more family weight games that really fall perfectly into […]


Apr 05
2021

Gate Review

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This is a guest post from James Wolff. Some board games have become large sprawling monstrosities taking over tables and shelves thanks in part to Kickstarter and a trend of adding heaps of plastic miniatures into oversized boxes. Gate, designed and illustrated by Jason Glover—the one-man show at Grey Gnome Games—is made to order at […]


Apr 02
2021

2020 Board Game Award Nominees

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Welcome to the 8th annual Board Game Quest Board Game Awards. Each year we take some time to honor the best and most creative new tabletop games from the previous years. For those wondering, we usually wait until spring to announce our nominees to give us time to play games that came out late in […]


Apr 01
2021

Deadpool Coming to Unmatched from Mondo and Restoration Games

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While the timing seems suspicious, today being April Fool’s Day and all, Mondo and Restoration Games announced today that Deadpool will be coming to their Unmatched Skirmish system. They are assuring people that this is, in fact, not a joke and you will be able to pre-order Deadpool around 11am CDT today. For those of […]


Apr 01
2021

Galilean Moons Review

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As befits a game with an astronomical title, eager readers will want to know (or may already know) that the Galilean moons (Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto) were first observed by Galileo Galilei in 1610 as he observed Jupiter with a telescope. Interestingly enough, the names of the moons come from Simon Marius who observed them […]


Mar 31
2021

Which Strategy Game Is Right For You?

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Do you love to collect resources, run an economy, build train routes, or acquire victory points? Then you might be an euro gamer at heart. If you are wondering what kind of strategy game is right for you, we are here to help. Our quick quiz will help you find that next great euro game […]


Mar 31
2021

Going Concern Review

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Sit down. Straighten up. There’s some accounting education necessary for this review. A “going concern” is defined as follows: “The going concern assumption is a basic underlying assumption of accounting. For a company to be a going concern, it must be able to continue operating long enough to carry out its commitments, obligations, objectives, and […]


Mar 30
2021

Praga Caput Regni Review

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The capital of our kingdom. The hunger on our wall. The egg in our bridge. Welcome to Praga Caput Regni, from Delicious Games designer Vladimir Suchy (Pulsar 2849, Underwater Cities) and published by Rio Grande Games. This is a crunchy action selection title filled with ever-evolving synergies that players use to expand their wealth and […]