I attended GenCon 2022 after a three-year hiatus. I had a great time, attended some fun events, played nonstop in the Board Game Geek room from 6 to midnight each night, nabbed some cool games to bring home with me, and (of course) had some hits & misses of the con.
Check out what I was up to at GenCon this year! Watch it here: youtu.be/BCHsPLyn4Nw
It's here!!! The third installment of my ongoing Top 5 Filler Games Series. I've already made my Top 5 Filler Card Games and My Top 5 Filler 20-Minute Board Games, so check this one out if you're looking for that perfect 40-minute game for game night!
I cover my favorite 40-minute filler board games in this video and even throw in a runner up because I just couldn't help myself.
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite 40-minute filler board games are!
Watch it here: youtu.be/2SWQHABBzhQ
Dice Theme Park is a heavier dice worker placement game for those ready to puzzle out their best attractions in their very own designed theme park.
There's also scads of other cool mechanisms with action selection, open drafting, and hand management in this game.
I'll walk through each phase of the game to showcase the unique and fun elements that caught my eye in this really colorful and engaging strategy game for 1-4 players.
Watch it here: youtu.be/7hWBw0xeoR0
Eternal Palace is a new, Kickstarter-backed dice worker placement and painting game with beautiful components and cool mechanics.
Players group their rolled dice and then openly place them on the main board to gather resources, monuments, painting swatches, and advisors that help them in their quest for glory.
With a player count ranging from 1-5 and all the expansions I got in the Kickstarter Deluxe Edition, I think I'll be playing this game for a while to come:)
Watch it here: youtu.be/nk6NflVHSU0
Ready for a nautical adventure game of placing exploration cubes and connecting trading posts? You'll get all of that and more in this pattern movement, hidden victory points game by AEG.
The Guild of Merchant Explorers uses flip and place as the simultaneous action for all players, but everyone will quickly diverge from their opponents' strategies when they earn unique Investigation Cards that allow them to navigate into new places on their map.
With four maps and several objective cards for each map, this game is super replayable and enjoyable for all ages. I love the time it takes to play (under an hour) and the ease with which to teach it.
Watch it here: youtu.be/qDtm7OlX5JY
Welcome to the Moon can be played as stand alone flip and write fun, but it also comes packed with secret boxes, 8 unique and colorful maps, and tons of story!
As a campaign, I've played half of the missions (that's 4 maps) and am loving it!
Check out what's cool about Welcome to The Moon! Watch it here: youtu.be/CE7uezF-6vo
I'm headed to GenCon for a weekend of fun and games. And there are some hot games that I'm thrilled to check out.
This video contains my curated 10 games that I anticipate playing at GenCon this year followed by a list of games that are super hot right now that I've already backed, played, or own.
If you see me there, don't be shy! Say hi! Watch it here: youtu.be/R8Q0w944bnI
Every year, Spiel des Jahres rolls around and crowns a new family, kid, and strategy game of the year. I've played many of these games and can't wait to share my take on them.
Join me for an overview of the nominees and recommended games that I've played along with my guess for who will walk away with the Spiel des Jahres win as well as the Kennerspiel des Jahres title.
Watch it here: youtu.be/dJerJiMdlEQ
The Kims are at it again! This time, they debate AEG's Cat Lady and Dog Lover, two games with 100% cute factor and 100% fun.
Both share set collection and open drafting as their main mechanics, but you'll have to check out the debate between the Kims to find out more details about these two card games.
Watch it here: youtu.be/9-_e2XO5dzc
To kick off the summer right, I held a mini convention in my basement with my husband and we played games all day long!
In this video, I'll share the 7 games we played with an overview and my favorite moments, elements, and mechanics from each game!
I've got a cooperative game, a real-time game, some medium-weight strategy games, dice games, roll & writes, and even a cool 18 card deck game from Button Shy!
Check it out here: youtu.be/5FOY5BBihRc
Kim is an avid gamer and enjoys reading books, watching movies and television shows, and playing with her two dogs.