While 2017 may have been a rough year for some of us, it was a great year for the board game community. Surprisingly, not many science fiction board games were published last year; perhaps because of the success of the 2016 year of games, or maybe because companies were focusing on other genres. Whatever the reason, there were still a few gems that came into the world last … [Read more...] about Best Sci Fi Board Games of 2017
By nature top 10 board game lists of 2017 (or any top 10 list for that matter, for any year) are bound to be subjective. Comprehensive board game lists are complicated by many factors, two of which are the many genres of board games, of which some reviewers may have specific (dis)interest, and reviewers' time to play or read about all games. For this list, I have aggregated … [Read more...] about Best Board Games of 2017: An Aggregated List
In my experience, there are two types of board game players: those who play Monopoly, Scrabble, maybe Rummikub; and those who play everything else. I don’t want to hate on Ameritrash games, but to be fair, they’re named that for a reason. The world of board games is so shockingly vast that it would be literally impossible to play every great game, or even every type of … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to Play Horror Games
The last few years have been great for horror in general, but horror board games in particular have taken off. Whether you want zombies, monsters, human killers, ghosts or ghouls or otherworldly abominations, there’s a game for you. There are options from funny to depressing to legitimately terrifying, and everything in between. The sheer diversity and volume of horror games … [Read more...] about 10 Best Horror Board Games Published This Decade (So Far)!
Let’s talk about Werewolf. If you’re familiar, it started as a simple card game where players are either a villager or a werewolf. The goal of the werewolves is to kill all the villagers and not get caught; the goal of the villagers is to flush out the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Since its inception, there have been at least four or five different versions. One Night … [Read more...] about A Comparison of Werewolf: Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow vs. Daybreak