I just got Vivid Memories, a Kickstarter game about connecting memories and weaving a tapestry of beautiful moments, and I can't wait to unbox it and share my take on it!
There's a lot to like about this game: the quality, the graphic design, the mechanics, gameplay, and theme. What I like the most is how it reminds me of a lot of other games that I really enjoy: Calico, Sagrada, and more.
2-4 players can enjoy this game in under and hour, enjoying the unique drafting quality of acquiring memories and activating special abilities in their individual player tableaus.
Watch it here: youtu.be/duZ3D2uPFY0
ROGUE ANGELS is designed by Emil Larsen. I got to sit down and play the game with him and that's what this video covers: my review of our two-player game.
Rogue Angels is a co-op sci-fi legacy game driven by character choices and a strong narrative with multiple paths, tactical combat with fluent turns and action management with asymmetric abilities.
Set in the Burning Suns universe, you get the opportunity to become a hero and help save the galaxy through impactful choices for your characters and their legacies.
It plays 1-4 and takes between 90-120 minutes per mission. When I talked with Emil, he likened it to Mass Effect, but a board game. I'd second that comparison!
The complexity of the game is medium strategy, below Imperial Assault, Myth, and Gloomhaven. And the mechanics include AI driven enemies, Asymmetric characters, Campaign and storytelling, Card and dice combat, Character personalities and traits, Cooldown for cards and abilities, Individual difficulty setting, Legacy elements and choices, Variable player powers, Unique damage and recover system, and Upgradable cards. Watch it here: youtu.be/dWC5aJpI0v8
Rolling Heights is John D. Clair's latest press-your-luck, meeple rolling game! And it's coming to Kickstarter on February 8.
You play a contractor building up the sites in the city, recruiting all types of workers to help you achive victory! What kinds of cool landmarks will you build and what stories will you tell about your success?
This game is tactile with visually stunning 3D elements, which will activate all your senses as you roll your way through Rolling Heights.
Watch it here: youtu.be/bspLOmBIPIQ
We played Return to Dark Tower and couldn't wait to share our experience with you.
Join me and Louis for our review and favorite parts of Return to Dark Tower. Plus you'll see the tower in action: it moves, twists, reveals info, and has cool sound effects that place players in the storyworld.
This is a Kickstarter release by Restoration Games that has totally blown us away with how clean, fun, and easy it is to play. Watch it here: youtu.be/aAAs3Fr0Khs
I ran several D&D campaigns at my college years ago and I want to share my experience with you. In this video, you'll find out what kits, trays, dice, and maps I used or wish I'd had when I DM'ed for my first time. Plus you'll get some personal stories!
There's a full list of all the resources mentioned in this video at YouTube in my Description. Each D&D Box is just around or less than $20! And you get a 30% discount for your very own copy of the Yarro Immersive Battle Maps!
Check it out here: youtu.be/QoKrqapb7o0
I played a bunch of games with my nieces and nephew over the holiday break. Join me for this list and what games work great for kids.
The youngest is 8 and the oldest is 13. And nearly all these games worked for all three of them.
There's a dexterity game, an abstract puzzle game, a battle game, a card game, a strategiy game, and a cooperative game in this list, so stay tuned:)
Watch it here: youtu.be/a9gxIJz5VA8
Crack the Code is a super fun campaign style game that requires logic, deduction, and reasoning from all players to puzzle out the solution.
In this limited communication game, players rearrange data spheres to match their current mission goals. With strong choices and teamwork, players can successfully accomplish their goals and move onto the next mission!
This is a great game for the classroom and instructors should give this puzzle game a chance as it will easily fit into a 30-50 minute class period and create a dynamic and challenging experience for students of all ages (middle grade and higher is recommended).
Watch here: youtu.be/MC12ODuYr-I
The Kims are at it again! Watch Kim battle herself MicroMacro style.
Which one will win? Which one will convince the other that their game is the best?
What is MicroMacro Crime City and what does it offer players? Watch this video to find out how the game works and why your gaming group should nab a copy of either the base game or the standalone sequel, Full House, today.
Watch it here: youtu.be/7t4vMeQ880E
I can't wait to share with you my favorite games of 2021. I played over 50 new games from this year and narrowed my picks to my top ten games. Hold tight and enjoy the list!
I also include a Surprise Stinker list and a list of games that are re-releases, second editions, or variants on existing games that I really enjoyed playing but are games that I've played before to some degree.
Stick around to the end and you'll catch my five runners up that just missed the list but are still great games and ones that I recommend.
Watch it here: youtu.be/LNR84cHuK74
Want three more puzzle experiences from Unlock? Look no further than Epic Adventures! This one will have you tied up for hours with your friends, looking for all the clues to figure out some really fun, challenging puzzles.
I review each of the three games in this video, offering my take on what I liked, what I found frustrating, and what to like about each of these in the Unlock: Epic Adventures box.
The Seventh Screening, The Dragon's Seven Tests, and Mission #07 offer such unique and dynamic game play that you'll enjoy them for a variety of reasons. Watch this and find out what my reasons were.
Watch it here: youtu.be/pZcNYHyn7J0
Kim is an avid gamer and enjoys reading books, watching movies and television shows, and playing with her two dogs.