Category: Reviews

  • Combo Color

    The game: Combo Color by Charles Chevallier and Laurent Escoffier, published by Asmodee in 2019. I got a review copy from Asmodee Nordics. Elevator pitch: A strategic colouring game where players try to score points by colouring valuable areas on the board. What’s in the box? The fairly big but shallow box contains four dry […]

  • Amul

    The game: Amul by Remo Conzadori and Stefano Negro, published by Lautapelit.fi in 2019. I don’t own a copy, I’ve played with copies owned by other people. Elevator pitch: A card drafting and set collection game for up to eight players. What’s in the box? The game is a deck of cards, a small central […]

  • Tummple!

    The game: Tummple! by Bruce Shadorf, published by Nordic Games in 2018 (and also by couple of other publishers, but that’s the copy I have). I received a review copy from Asmodee Nordics. Elevator pitch: Build a tower from blocks and avoid causing blocks to fall in a sort of reverse Jenga. What’s in the box? […]

  • Copenhagen

    The game: Copenhagen by Asger Harding Granerud and Daniel Skjold Pedersen, published by Queen Games in 2019. I loaned a review copy from Lautapelit.fi, the publisher of the Scandinavian edition of the game. Elevator pitch: Tetris-like tile laying powered with rummy-style card play and clever use of special powers. What’s in the box? A big […]

  • Texas Showdown

    The game: Texas Showdown by Mark Major. This was originally self-published as Strife in 2015, then published by Amigo in 2018. I bought this myself. Elevator pitch: A Western-themed trick avoidance game for 4–6 players with couple of very clever twists. What’s in the box? A standard Amigo card game box contains a 60-card deck […]

  • On Tour

    The game: On Tour by Chad DeShon. The game was published by BoardGameTables.com in 2019 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. I received a review copy of the game from BoardGameTables.com. Elevator pitch: A lavishly produced roll and write game where you plan a tour of United States for your band. What’s in the box? A […]

  • WordPress: The Card Game

    The game: WordPress: The Card Game by Rustan Håkansson. The game was published by Angry Creative in 2018 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. I was a sponsor-level backer in the campaign in order to get my WordPress plugin Relevanssi featured in the game. Elevator pitch: A simple card game about running a WordPress agency. Create […]

  • Astro Drive

    The game: Astro Drive by Max Wikström and Mikko Punakallio. The game was published by Lautapelit.fi in 2018, sixth game in their small box series. My copy is on loan from the local library. Elevator pitch: A sci-fi racing game based on old arcade games. What’s in the box? The race track is made of oversize cards which […]

  • KeyForge: Call of the Archons

    The game: KeyForge: Call of the Archons by Richard Garfield. The game was published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2018. I received my first three decks as a review copy from Asmodee Nordics, but have bought rest of it myself. Elevator pitch: A dueling card game from the designer of Magic: The Gathering, using procedurally generated unique […]

  • 1918: Brother Against Brother

    The game: 1918: Brother Against Brother by Antti Lehmusjärvi. The game was published by Antti’s Linden Lake Games in 2018 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. My copy was on loan from the publisher. As a disclaimer, I know Antti, have used his services as a lawyer and have designed the website for Linden Lake Games. Elevator […]