Boonlake is an expert strategy game that strikes a meaty 3.78/5.00 difficulty at Board Game Geek website.
I walk you through a turn or two and highlight the scoring opportunities, the cool mechanisms, and the thematic and cleverly labeled components and cards in this tile-laying, boat travel game.
Explore the landscapes, build houses and settlements, raise cattle, produce raw materials, and develop an infrastructure in Boonlake. But players will do better when they upgrade and develop these actions through automatization.
I begin with an overview of Boonlake, take a turn of the game, explain how it ends and what is scored, and finish with my final take on the game. It's a juicy game, but one that I think deserves your time and attention.
Kim is an avid gamer and enjoys reading books, watching movies and television shows, and playing with her two dogs.