Category: Reviews

  • Escape Team

    Escape Team by Fabian Hemmert. I received a free mission pack voucher from the publisher. The Escape Team home page. Elevator pitch: Escape Team is an app-powered escape room puzzle game where you print out all the materials at home. What’s in the box? There’s no box! The game is an iOS or an Android […]

  • So Clover!

    So Clover! by François Romain, published Repos Production in 2021. I received a review copy from Asmodee Nordics. Elevator pitch: Come up with clues for four two-word pairs and hope your friends can figure out your clues in this cooperative word puzzling game. What’s in the box? This game sure has eye-catching components. Each player […]

  • Blue Skies

    Blue Skies by Joe Huber, published Rio Grande Games in 2020. I’ve played this couple of times with a friend’s copy. Elevator pitch: This very plain-looking game offers an interesting mix of short-term point collection and long-term area majority in a very old-fashioned way. What’s in the box? There’s a big very plain-looking board full […]

  • Lands of Galzyr

    Lands of Galzyr by Sami Laakso and Seppo Kuukasjärvi, launched on Gamefound by Snowdale Design in 2021. The campaign draft can be found here. Snowdale Design loaned me a preview copy. I’ve previewed all previous Snowdale Design games, but I’ve also purchased every one of them afterwards. Elevator pitch: Narrative adventuring in a persistent open […]

  • Unlock! Star Wars

    Unlock! Star Wars Escape Game by Cyril Demaegd and Jay Little, published by Space Cowboys in 2020. I received a review copy from Asmodee Nordics. Elevator pitch: Three Unlock! escape room puzzle scenarios set in the Star Wars universe. What’s in the box? This is a typical Unlock! three scenario box: there’s three decks of […]

  • Copenhagen: Roll & Write

    Copenhagen: Roll & Write by Daniel Skjold Pedersen and Asger Harding Granerud, published by Queen Games in 2019. I received a review copy of the Nordic edition from Lautapelit.fi, the publisher of the Nordic edition of the game. Elevator pitch: The roll & write version of Copenhagen is a simpler, faster version of the original […]

  • Dale of Merchants 3

    Dale of Merchants 3 by Sami Laakso, coming to Kickstarter on May 1st 2020. Sami Laakso was kind enough to send me a preview version of the game. I know Sami and have helped promote his games before, but I’ve also bought the published versions of all his games and will buy this one as […]

  • Escape from the Starline Express

    Escape from the Starline Express by Alessandro Deriu, published by Professor Puzzle in 2019. I bought a used copy myself, because this was a new escape room game series for me – I’ve never tried one of these before. Elevator pitch: An escape room puzzle game where you hunt down diamond thiefs in a 1920s […]

  • Freezing Death: Finnish Winter War

    Freezing Death: Finnish Winter War by Antti Lehmusjärvi and Olli Kleemola, published by Linden Lake Games after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2019. I got a review copy on loan from Linden Lake Games. I know Antti and have a professional relationship with him: I have used his services as a lawyer and have built […]

  • Tapestry

    The game: Tapestry by Jamey Stegmaier, published by Stonemaier Games in 2019. I got a review copy from Stonemaier Games. Originally they told me no, but when a local gamer who had preordered the game got a dented box, Stonemaier had him pass the damaged copy to me, while he got a brand new game […]