This new card game is all about hand management and clever timing. DOUC in Danger offers 2-6 players a chance to save the doucs and outsmart their opponents at the same time.
While it's easy to learn the rules to this game, there are plenty of variants and levels that will continually challenge players, adding a nice level of difficulty to the base game (which is all included in the Kickstarter promotion). Watch it here: youtu.be/vzWfmoUuc0s
It's got city building. It's got grid planning. It's got tile placement. It's got a solo variant.
Shake that City has the coolest device that drops down 9 cubes in a 3x3 grid. Players will then add tiles to their personal board in the same configuration as one of the cube colors, thus developing their city to earn victory points!
It's a fast, fun, family strategy game that will get you thinking. Watch it here: youtu.be/LXHOkIbe5ZE
Wanna know what my thoughts are about Twilight Inscription? I'll give you an overview, sample turn, and insights about the game boards, diplomacy, and warfare.
Join me here for all the details about this epic roll & write game based in the same universe as Twilight Imperium! Watch it here: youtu.be/KQ8u0hTw1as
Join me for my hits and misses from BGG Convention 2022. I walk you through my week beginning on Wednesday and ending with my games on Saturday.
Make sure to stay to the end and play along with my original puzzle!
Watch it here: youtu.be/pslu3LTFRoE
I just can't get enough of Caesar's Empire. Seriously. This game is so easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to love.
Dog Park is a mid-weight, competitive set-collection and point-to-point movement game in which players take on the role of dog walkers.
There's a wonderful blind bid in the recruitment phase and then players will inevitably get in each other's way as they stroll through the park, gathering the necessary resources to create an inviting kennel for their dogs.
The end game scoring incorporates conservative bidding, nabbing reputation points during dog walks, and accomplishing personal objectives. The coolest reputation points that players vie for are the breed bonus points which go to the player who gathered the most dogs in each breed, earning victory points from 8 to 2, depending on where they were randomly dealt at the beginning of the game.
Dog Park scratches that dog itch and gives you everything you've wanted in a game about dogs.
Watch it here: youtu.be/Wu4bqEnNQqc
Join me in this overview of Verdant, a new card placement game from Flatout Games. Players collect and care for their houseplants as they cozy up the place.
Verdant is a puzzly spatial game for 1-5 players and takes about 30 minutes to play. It's my new favorite filler game. There's open drafting, set collection, and grid placement. What's not to like?!
Watch it here: youtu.be/cjvXFdkC0ew
Create the best ecosystem in Keystone: North America! It's an open-drafting, card laying game where players compete to protect animals in the environment, offering them the best, happiest habitat.
There's just enough strategy to please every gamer here! Check out the three things I like about this 60-minute game. Watch it here: youtu.be/W5fi9kjz8Z8
I received my Kickstarter-backed copy of The Spill and couldn't wait to play it. There are several features/mechanics that sold me on backing it, which include a dice tower, cooperative play, and scalable difficulty.
Players will attempt to contain the oil flowing from the rig at the center of the board, remove what oil they can from the waters (either temporarily or permanently), and hopefully rescue as many of the marine animals as they can.
Check out my overview & review of The Spill now: youtu.be/FiqbJDN45co
Kim is an avid gamer and enjoys reading books, watching movies and television shows, and playing with her two dogs.