Worker Placement

Boardgames like Lords of Waterdeep, Caylus, Caverna, Agricola and Le Havre. From designers such as Uwe Rosenberg and Stefan Feld.

Stroganov Kickstarter

News posted February 05, 2021 by Jay Kay

Game Brewer announces the launch of their new board game, Stroganov, on Kickstarter.

Philosophia: Floating World

News posted August 26, 2020 by Jay Kay

A fully simultaneous deck-builder sure sounds interesting and Philosophia: Floating World promises to be just that. Combine this with ideas from games like Race for the Galaxy and Inis, together with artwork of Edo Japan, and it sounds like good times indeed.

Anachrony: Future Imperfect

News posted June 09, 2020 by Jay Kay

We covered the Anachrony: Fractures of Time Kickstarter a year back, and in this Kickstarter, there were a couple of expansion modules included as stretch goals. Those are now contained in this box called Anachrony: Future Imperfect. Let's have a look.

Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

News posted June 04, 2020 by Jay Kay

A worker-placement game set in the very famous Fallout universe has been released! We are talking about Fallout Shelter: The Board Game, based on the popular mobile science fiction game. The game looks promising with top-notch artwork and some cool mechanics.

On Mars

Review posted April 27, 2019 by 5cc601b2ff87165e3136935d

William Aukes has been playtesting the new title by the renowned Vital Lacerda, for 5 months. Is it any good? Is it your next buy? Well, read on and find out!

Anachrony Fractures of Time

News posted April 25, 2019 by Jay Kay

Mindclash Games is releasing the much anticipated expansion to Anachrony, Fractures of Time, on Kickstarter. Fractures adds a new area for worker placement, the Amythenia Valley, an area where humanity has learned to survive and collect the powerful Flux resource.

Caverna: The Forgotten Folk

News posted January 31, 2019 by Jay Kay

Caverna: The Forgotten Folk is being released in the US as we speak. It's an expansion for Uwe Rosenbergs behemoth Caverna, and one interesting thing is that it originated as a fan project on BoardGameGeek, and Caverna publisher Lookout Games decided to work with the designer to develop this material and release it as an official expansion.

On Mars by Vital Lacerda

News posted January 21, 2019 by Jay Kay

The Portuguese designer Vital Lacerda, known for titles such as Vinhos, Lisboa, and CO₂, is working on a game named On Mars.

Like the name suggests, the game is set on Mars, and the players take the roles as chief austronats working for private space exploration companies. They are to develop the biggest, most advanced colony on mars scoring points for different mission goals and hidden corporate agendas.
Mining, building, exploring, upgrading buildings, recruiting and managing settlers are their tasks, aswell as getting power to the colonies.
In the end, the colony should be self-sufficient.

Underwater Cities

News posted January 20, 2019 by Jay Kay

Rio Grande games has announced that Underwater Cities is hitting the stores in US this spring. This version has upgraded components such as thicker boards. The game, which was released in 2018, has been designed by the Czech designer Vladimír Suchýwhich (Pulsar 2849 and Last Will), has reached a high ranking on BGG, and looks very solid.

Roll for the Galaxy: Rivalry

News posted January 15, 2019 by Jay Kay

The highly anticipated second expansion for Roll for the Galaxy is being released some time in Mars/April 2019.

MSRP $80, which is 20$ more than the base game, and the designer has commented this like so;

There will be plenty of content; a new die type, new start factions, home worlds, and game tiles, new player screens, all new 10 player dice, a dozen customizable dice with over 200 plug-in die faces in 48 different type, 62 Roll dice in 10 different types, 5 sheets of tiles and markers, 8 sheets for the deal mat, new phase strips, plus wooden disks. Alot of stuff.
We recognize the price is high, especially for an expansion. If we divided it into three separate expansions, then the total would probably be around ~$125, instead of $80, and we wouldn't be able to provide unified Player screens or save some cost on components shared between the Deal and Orb games.

Core Worlds: Empires

News posted December 14, 2018 by Jay Kay

According to Stronghold Games, a standalone board game set in the Core Worlds universe is under development by designer Andrew Parks and his Quixotic Games development team.
No exact release day has been announced but we are guessing some time after the summer 2019.

New version of Power Grid

News posted December 11, 2018 by Jay Kay

The publisher 2F-Spiele and the designer Friedemann Friese has announced a "Recharged Version" of the classic game, which will replace the old base game, to celebrate Power Grid's 15th anniversary.

The changes will be minimal graphic wise, with rule changes only to improve gameplay such as the updated player order with two rows (as in Power Grid deluxe) so that players can more easily identify who has already taken their turn.

Tyrants of the Underdark

Review posted November 30, 2018 by Jay Kay

This game was released in 2016 with what seemed like a big marketing campaign. For reasons beyond us it seems to have failed somewhat. One reason could be the theme of the game and the color palette, which for non D&D fans could be off putting. But you should never judge a book or a boardgame by the cover, should you?

Great Western Trail: Rails to the North

Review posted November 28, 2018 by Jay Kay

This expansion revolves around a new extension board which contains new cities like Chicago, Detroit, and New York City, amongst others. The new board overlaps the uppermost part of the original board, covering the old ones.

Be advised that business is much more difficult on this rails, so players will want to take advantage of friendly hospitality by establishing branchlets and helping form towns. In addition to the new railway system, players will also discover new station master tiles, private buildings, and an expanded player board to offer more strategic depth in their decision making.

Terraforming Mars Colonies

News posted November 22, 2018 by Jay Kay

Just in case you have missed it, another expansion for the excellent board game Terraforming Mars, is out now in a store near you. Go pick it up already.

Below there is more information, and also a tutorial video.

 

Narcos the Boardgame

News posted November 19, 2018 by Jay Kay

The drug war is in full swing in Colombia, and the man who controls the biggest operation is known as the Patrón. His enemies are numerous, and they’ll stop at nothing to bring his empire to its knees.
He will have to avoid his would-be captors, as he moves from one Location to the next, using his many properties as hideouts in a high stakes game of cat and mouse.

In Narcos: The Board Game, based on the Netflix original show, one player takes on the role of the Patrón, while the others become the Factions forming a tense alliance in their search for the cartel kingpin. Unfortunately for the Patrón, his Sicarios leave behind clues to his Location, allowing the Factions to close the net. Are the Patrón’s days numbered, or will he find a way to escape his pursuers?