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Nov 30
2021

Anno 1800 Review

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In the year 1800, things are really going to be different. There will be plenty of opportunities to expand our small island nation, build the industry our population desires, even explore worlds both old and new. What an exciting time to be alive! Should we consider celebrating all of this with a festival? Sure sure, […]


Nov 29
2021

Pancake Monster Review

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If you are a regular reader of BGQ, you know that I’m constantly on the lookout for new games to entertain my pair of toddlers. Frankly, the longer I can keep them away from games like Candyland and Chutes and Ladders, the better off we’ll all be. That’s probably why I’ve been feeding them a […]


Nov 26
2021

ROVE: Result-Oriented Versatile Explorer Review

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I’ve got a healthy dose of respect for the people at Button Shy Games and the designers that work with them. Coming up with engaging gameplay using only 18 cards is not easy. And not only that, but Button Shy somehow manages to put out a new game every month! And this is in an […]


Nov 24
2021

The Night Cage Review

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You awaken in the dark on a cold, stone floor. You feel around and your hands grasp the smooth wax of a candle. Lighting it, the grim reality of your situation hits home. You are trapped in a pitch-black labyrinth with only the light of your flickering candle to guide you. On hands and knees, […]


Nov 23
2021

Necromolds: Monster Battles Review

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One of the reasons I enjoy tabletop gaming is the tactile and visceral experience of playing with physical pieces. And a lot of games, especially children’s games, have a toy factor to them. This may be a gimmick, a key part of the gameplay, or it could just be table bling. The creators behind Necromolds: […]


Nov 22
2021

Wolfwalkers: My Story Review

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[Recording starts, September 23, 8:04PM CST] *cards shuffling* Tony: Have you ever wanted to be a werewolf? *long pause* Brian: Like a Team Jacob kind of werewolf, or just your everyday werewolf, hunted by folks who don’t understand the difficulties of being a lycanthrope? *pause* Tony: Either. Brian: No. Never once in my life. Tony: […]


Nov 22
2021

Kickstarters of the Week: 11/22

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It’s holiday week here in the US with Thanksgiving this Thursday. This friday is also Black Friday with loads of shopping deals planned for stores everywhere. Do you have some shopping to do still or have you gotten it all finished already? And speaking of shopping, on to the campaigns. Also, last week we posted […]


Nov 19
2021

Board Game Gift Guide 2021

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“Now what should I get for Aunt Martha who doesn’t know any board games besides Sorry!.” If you identify with this situation, this article’s for you. You know it’s an uphill climb to give gifts to those unfamiliar with board gaming, so we’re opening up the Board Game Quest bunker survival database to release our […]


Nov 18
2021

Dinosaur Island: Rawr ‘n Write Review

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If Jurassic Park or an equivalent dinosaur-themed park actually existed, would you visit it? I mean, in just about every movie the dinosaurs get loose and someone gets eaten, smashed, or otherwise killed. I’m not sure how I want to go in life, but being eaten alive by a dinosaur is not very high on […]


Nov 17
2021

Great Board Games That Would Make Bad Movies

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As Board Game Quest’s self-professed movie person, I’ve been tasked with compiling a list of board games that would make terrible movies. (I’d like to point out that I only describe myself as the “self-professed” movie person because the editorial staff of the site disagrees with that assessment. I’m also being told that I need […]


Nov 16
2021

Wild Space Review

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“Dude, you NEED to play this game! It is SO GOOD!” exclaimed Tony. My curiosity was piqued as Tony doesn’t get excited by anything… except werewolves. “What is the game?” I questioned. “It’s about establishing a social network and growing your friend’s list. I only have one problem with it so far. EVERY game, no […]


Nov 15
2021

Upkeep Review

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Ah, homeownership. I’m in California so I’m fairly certain I won’t know what that’s like for another ten years but at least I can experience the frustration of keeping up with the growing piles of leaves in various areas of my home in Upkeep! It’s an environmental puzzle game for 1-4 players that takes about […]


Nov 15
2021

Kickstarters of the Week: 11/15

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Welcome to this week’s batch of Kickstarter campaings. We’ve got a nice mix of board games and RPGs for you to enjoy this week. And if you are ready to do some holiday shopping, our annual Board Game Gift Guide will be launching this week, so keep an eye out for that! Also, are you […]


Nov 12
2021

Black Sonata Review

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“For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.” Little is known of the identity of the “Dark Lady” referred to in several of William Shakespeare’s published sonnets. Indeed, this fact has eluded scholars and historians for more than four centuries. Enter Black Sonata, […]


Nov 11
2021

Conquest: First Blood Review

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Conquest: First Blood is a miniatures skirmish game that is a variation of Conquest: Last Argument of Kings. Each game can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on the size of the forces. This is a variation of the full-scale Last Argument of Kings using the same miniatures but […]


Nov 10
2021

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game Expansions Review

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Last year we were able to dive into the Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game from Steamforged Games. Based on the best-selling video game, this board game tasks 1-4 players to enter the wasteland and hunt down robotic dinosaurs. You can read the full review of the base game here, but the short of it […]


Nov 09
2021

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Review

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Earth-bound humans have long been fascinated Mars, our nearest planetary neighbor (editor’s note: this is not actually true. Andrew is not much of an astronomer). And a lot of great things have resulted from this fascination. Among those, thanks to a lot of human ingenuity and amazingly smart people, we’ve managed to launch a rover […]


Nov 08
2021

Kickstarters of the Week: 11/8

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November rolls on and this week we have a solid offering of tabletop game campaigns for you to check out. The holidays are also just around the corner, so if you still have some shopping to do, keep an eye out for our annual board game gift guide, which we should be posting soon. In […]


Nov 05
2021

Unique Dice, Bags, and Trays from the Easy Roller Dice Company

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Dice. Those multi-sided polyhedral that we all love to shake, rattle, roll, and sometimes banish to the “jail” container when they continuously roll poorly at those critical moments. Yeah, we’ve all been there. And like me, I’m sure you also have tons of dice hiding out around your house. Go check the couch cushions, I’m […]


Nov 04
2021

Super Mega Lucky Box Review

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It’s hard to believe that game designer Phil Walker-Harding has been creating board games since 2007. I first took note of one of his titles in 2013 with the excellent card drafting game Sushi Go!. Yet it was his release of Barenpark and Gizmos that really cemented him as a designer that can make both […]