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Oct 01
2020

Mini Steel 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. If you run a quick poll on least favorite board game mechanisms, you’ll likely find that “take that” is going to be mentioned somewhere on the […]


Sep 30
2020

Imperial Settlers: Rise of the Empire Expansion Review

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Since its release in 2014, Imperial Settlers has easily been one of my favorite engine building games. In fact, when I do an overall top 10 of my favorite games, it would easily makes the list. I’ve picked up almost every expansion for this title, and always greedily scoop up a new faction expansion. This […]


Sep 30
2020

Exit: The Stormy Flight Review

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Note: This will be a spoiler-free review of Exit: The Stormy Flight You’re part of the flight crew on an uneventful flight to Barbados. Suddenly, a freak storm causes havoc—electricity crackling across the plan and water damaging some of the machinery. Can your team repair the aircraft and make a safe landing? Exit: The Stormy […]


Sep 29
2020

Back to the Future: Dice Through Time Review

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Great Scott! Hoverboards! Deloreans! Flux Capacitors! Back to the Future: Dice Through Time will take you through a journey of the entire Back to the Future movie trilogy. And, as you might expect, you’ll be trying to keep all the timelines straight while punching Biff occasionally just for good fun. So is this cooperative take […]


Sep 28
2020

Aldr: The High Sage Review

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One of my favorite game categories is abstract strategy games. Like trick-taking games, I’m almost always willing to give abstract games a spin. So when Tony sent me Aldr: The High Sage to review, I was a little unsure. Call me shallow, but I judged this game by its cover and wasn’t really psyched or […]


Sep 28
2020

Kickstarters of the Week: 9/28

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We are just about done with September with only a few days left. Has this month been any better to you or just as crazy as all of 2020 has been? Regardless, we’ve got some great looking Kickstarter games for you to check out. And if you missed it last week, we are giving away […]


Sep 25
2020

Super-Skill Pinball 4-Cade Review

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Growing up, arcades were my home away from home. My friends and I would go to play the newest releases, from Cyberball 2072 to Super Street Fighter II Turbo (I THINK I included all the adjectives…). But I wasn’t there to only play video games. I also enjoyed playing pinball. I loved the bells and […]


Sep 25
2020

Piece of Pie Review

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One look at Piece of Pie from Blue Orange Games and you can’t help but have a craving for a slice. Blueberries, strawberries and even some kiwi will be testing your resolve to keep playing and not head over to the refrigerator to hunt for some leftover dessert. But once you have satisfied your sweet […]


Sep 24
2020

Monumental: The Lost Kingdoms Expansion Review

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Earlier this year, I reviewed the unique deck-building game Monumental. I was surprised how much I liked the clever gameplay and have eagerly gotten this one to the table as often as I could. Since that, publisher Funforge have offered up the first expansion for Monumental for us to check out. The Lost Kingdoms lets […]


Sep 24
2020

5211 Review

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I really enjoy small abstract games that can get a bit thinky if played with the right people. Onirim, Tak, and Nox comes to mind as easily taught and deceivingly tactical games that can scratch the brain burner itch on a coffee table or an airplane tray table (whenever those are accessible again). When 5211 […]


Sep 23
2020

Back to the Future: Back in Time Giveaway

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Back to the Future is probably one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve watched the adventures of Marty McFly cruising around in a DeLorean far more times than I can even count. And one bight spot on the otherwise nightmare that is 2020 was the release of the Back to the Future: Back […]


Sep 23
2020

Silver Coin Review

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There I was, sitting in JFK Airport, recovering from hernia surgery ten days prior, looking forward to Gen Con 2019. My main focus was browsing social media and putting together the booths I was going to make my wife wheel me to. I came across a post from Bezier Games saying that in advance of […]


Sep 22
2020

High Rise Review

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Alright fellow wealthy entrepreneurs. As I’m sure you all know, the best use of your wealth is to make more of it. And what better investment than real estate! You’ll be constructing skyscrapers throughout the city, attracting tenants to give you special abilities, and maybe participating in a little minor government corruption to keep things […]


Sep 21
2020

Railroad Ink Review

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2018 marked the rise of roll and write games with the release of three heavy hitters: Welcome To…, That’s Pretty Clever, and Railroad Ink. Roll and write describes a genre of board games in which all players receive the same set of random inputs (dice rolls, card flips, etc.) and apply those to their (usually) […]


Sep 21
2020

Kickstarters of the Week: 9/21

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Welcome to this week’s batch of Kickstarters of the Week. The campaigns keep rolling in and so do the new releases. We’ve been getting a steady amount of summer releases here at BGQ HQ for us to review, so keep an eye out for them in the future. In the mean time, on to the […]


Sep 18
2020

Best Board Games to Play Outdoors

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Don’t you just love the outdoors? Sometimes gamers get a bad rap for only participating in indoor activities. But I can vouch, gamers can enjoy life outside of the air conditioner. But that’s not to say we can’t bring a game along with us when we camp, hike, or go to the beach. Certain games […]


Sep 18
2020

Publisher Sale and New Offerings from Asmodee Digital

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This week, publisher Asmodee Digital had quite a few news releases. First, there was the release of Scythe for iOS and Android. This award-winning game from Stonemaier Games has long been on Steam, but for those looking to play on the go, they now have that option. Gloomhaven goes Coop – The digital adaptation of […]


Sep 17
2020

Sonora Review

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We’ve rolled dice and wrote. We’ve drawn cards and drawn. But today, we aren’t doing any of those things. We are flicking and filling! In a left turn I never really anticipated, the explosion of roll-and-writes has inspired a Crokinole-like wonder called Sonora from Pandasaurus Games. Can dexterity really work as the semi-randomized input for […]


Sep 17
2020

Marshmallow Test Review

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In 1972 researchers at Stanford University conducted the Marshmallow Test. This was an experiment that studied delayed gratification in children. Either take a marshmallow right now or wait 15 minutes and get a better treat. You can browse the results here if you are curious, as there is too much for me to summarize in […]


Sep 16
2020

Techlandia Review

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“Silicon Valley meets Lovecraft” is definitely the tagline that hooked me into trying out Techlandia. After living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost eight years now, I knew that I not only had the personal experience of the tech spaces but also the appreciation for horror to give this game a […]