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Oct 06
2022

Tusk! Surviving the Ice Age Review

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When I think about the life of early humans I picture a challenging life full of hardship and danger where day-to-day survival was their only goal. Compared to now where completing Wordle before your morning cup of coffee feels like an achievement and I get the sense that we’ve gotten soft as a species. Like […]


Oct 06
2022

Plutocracy Review

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Euro games stand out from more pedestrian board games because Euros tend to have a lot less luck involved, and even when Euros do feature luck, they usually offer some way to hedge against a bad outcome. When I reviewed Khora, I lauded how nicely that game provided you with a way to buy your […]


Oct 05
2022

Overdrive Review

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I’ve always been drawn to sports games and to be honest, I really enjoy playing them whether I win or lose. I used to play 2nd Edition Blood Bowl and Strat-O-Matic Baseball back in the day and my friends and I loved creating our own teams and drafting players probably just as much as playing. […]


Oct 04
2022

Attending Essen SPIEL – An Interview from Magic Omens

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Magic Omens has invited Board Game Quest to share our views, advice, and experiences regarding attending Essen SPIEL. Magic Omens is a local game store in Zagreb, Croatia. They are helping to grow the local gaming community by organizing daily TCG & board game events and writing cool educational articles and resources for tabletop gamers. Magic […]


Oct 04
2022

Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar Review

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I get it, you are confused. I assure you that’s not a typo in the byline. This is a review about a board game with a movie theme not written by our resident “Movie Guy” Chris Sacco. Unfortunately, he was busy working on his board game prototype for his latest design. It’s a themed mash-up […]


Oct 03
2022

Top Ten Anticipated Board Games at Essen Spiel 2022

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It comes that time of the year when one of the biggest board game conventions in the world, the Essen Spiel, is just around the corner. If you’re a board gamer, this is an event you don’t want to miss. The halls will be packed with games of all types and publishers, so it can […]


Oct 03
2022

Kickstarters of the Week: 10/3

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October has arrived and with it, comes the annual Essen Spiel! We were hoping to have a man on the scene to cover the convention this year, but had to cancel at the last minute. Alas. But don’t worry, we’ll do our best to cover the games when they come across the pond. We also […]


Sep 30
2022

Play This… Not That!

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It’s the holidays, a birthday event, or just a family gathering—everyone is sitting around, relaxing, letting the food digest and the drink course through the system. The television is on yet… no one is really watching. They seem bored. Mom shuffles to a closet and returns with Clue in her hand, asking others to join […]


Sep 29
2022

The Fox Experiment 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. From Elizabeth Hargrave, the designer of the worldwide phenomena Wingspan, comes The Fox Experiment, a game where you will take the role of a scientist and breed your domesticated foxes. Elizabeth Hargrave games—Tussie Mussie, Mariposas, […]


Sep 28
2022

Steamforged Games Releasing Two New Dark Souls Core Sets

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Even with the new Elden Ring news, Steamforged Games doesn’t want their fans to think they have forgotten about their roots. Steamforged Games recently announced that they will be releasing TWO new Dark Souls Core Sets on November 8, 2022. Wait, TWO new Core Sets? Yes… TWO! Ok, no more caps. Sorry. Tomb of the […]


Sep 28
2022

Interview with Elizabeth Hargrave, Designer of Wingspan and now The Fox Experiment

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There could be no better moment to have an informal chat with the talented designer Elizabeth Hargrave, who created Wingspan, and now The Fox Experiment, is on Kickstarter. The campaign finishes on the 1st of October 2022. Elizabeth Hargrave games, Tussie Mussie, Mariposas, and Wingspan, are widely regarded as examples of great talent as a game […]


Sep 28
2022

Kohaku Review

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In addition to being Board Game Quest’s self-professed movie person, I also wear a variety of other hats around the office. I pride myself on being the team’s self-professed plant person (“That’s a Ficus, Tony, not a Fir.”) and am often astonished when anyone questions my self-professed mastery of handcrafts (“Macrame is done by hand, […]


Sep 27
2022

Gutenberg Review

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As Board Game Quest’s resident movie person, I’m always the first person handed cinematic tie-in games. But—for some reason—the game Guttenberg wasn’t immediately sent to my desk after it arrived at BGQ headquarters. “How could this be?” I thought. “Why wasn’t I being given a game based on the life and career of beloved 80s […]


Sep 26
2022

Downtown Farmers Market Review

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It’s a late June morning and the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s the perfect morning to head off to the farmers market. Time to stock up on some local cage-free eggs, artisan cheeses, and maybe even a soft pretzel if you are lucky. Publisher Blue Orange Games has made a name […]


Sep 26
2022

Kickstarters of the Week: 9/26

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September is just about in the books and we close out the week with a rather large group of our Kickstarters of the Week. We’ve got seven different board games this week, so hopefully there is something here that catches your eye. We also just recently launched our BGQ Gamers Facebook Group. Check it out […]


Sep 23
2022

Cryptid Cafe Review

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Generally, I like cooperative games, and I also have a tendency to focus on games based on intellectual properties that I enjoy. As a lover of theme, I like seeing how things I am already familiar with are implemented in a game. Sometimes though, I see a game that just by the cover of it […]


Sep 22
2022

Gloomhaven Digital Free Now in the Epic Games Store

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If you are reading this site, chances are you’ve heard about Gloomhaven. This massive dungeon crawler board game has been hanging out on the pole position of the BGG rankings for quite a while now. Its sequel, Frosthaven, is also the most funded Kickstarter project ever. While the BGQ team has made our thoughts on […]


Sep 22
2022

That Old Wallpaper Review

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Arlo Guthrie’s “The City of New Orleans,” relates the travels of the eponymous train as it heads south down the Mississippi from Illinois to Louisiana. For me, one specific couplet has always captured the romance of playing card games on a long train trip: Dealin’ card games with the old men in the club car […]


Sep 21
2022

Red Flag Over Paris Review

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If you were to read my last few reviews, you’d be sure I was a 2-player game fanboy. You might also gather that I’m a GMT-head, a champion of the card-driven war game. I actually am neither of those things. It’s pure coincidence that my last three reviews were exclusively for 2-player games, and my […]


Sep 20
2022

Veggies Review

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It’s Veggies! A quick-playing card game designed by Jog Kung and published by Devir Games. I’m a little shaky on the history of this game. It appears to have been based on the two-player card game Small Warehouse, but I’m not 100% sure. Anyway, in this card game, you’ll be trying to build out a […]