Tag: board game

Forbidden Island Game Review

Forbidden Island Game Review

I’ve written in the past about how some of the games at our house are more intense than others. We may choose different games depending on the mood, endurance and experience of the folks in a gaming session. Seasoned game players may be fine for several sessions of longer, more intense narrative games such as […]

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Tsuro – The Game of the Path Board Game Review

Tsuro – The Game of the Path Board Game Review

Every Sunday we do Burger Night at our house. We doors are open to any of our friends, and we may have from one to eight visitors on top of our usual four for dinner. We tell folks they can come over as early as 3PM, and cooking usually starts between 5 and 6. We […]

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Zooloretto Zoo Board Game Review

Zooloretto Zoo Board Game Review

We play all sorts of grim and gritty games at Gibberish Manor. Games about space exploration, colonial conquest, wizards and magic, monsters, haunted houses, and The Old Ones. That’s some heavy stuff, and every once in awhile we want to play something with a lighter theme. Enter Zooleretto, a cute little board game for two […]

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Ascending Empires Board Game Review

Ascending Empires Board Game Review

Sometimes I buy things that really catches my interest and then fade away once a shinier, more interesting object appears. Such is my experience with Ascending Empires, a dexterity/strategy board game made by Z-Man Games. I bought it over five months ago, played it frequently with friends, and then two major flaws pushed it to […]

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Gravity Burst – an Ascending Empires Clone for Android OS First Impressions

Gravity Burst – an Ascending Empires Clone for Android OS First Impressions

I own Ascending Empires, a board game that pits up to four players against each other in a race to dominate the galaxy. The game requires a mix of tactical thinking and dexterity, as players move their spaceships around by flicking them with their fingers. I am in the process of writing up my feelings […]

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Betrayal at the House On the Hill Board Game Review

Betrayal at the House On the Hill Board Game Review

I review Betrayal at the House on the Hill, a unique and fun board game with a mix of co-operative and competitive play under a survival horror theme.

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Selecting Family Games During the Holidays

Selecting Family Games During the Holidays

One of the things I liked the most about family events as a child was playing games with the extended family. We would often play the card game Hearts with two decks and a dining room table full of people. It was hilarious, and I had fun even if I didn’t win. We also played […]

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YuCatan Settlers of Catan Game Board Review

YuCatan Settlers of Catan Game Board Review

I review the YuCatan Settlers of Catan Game Board by Mayday Games. Despite a good idea, the cardboard warps too easily for long term use.

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Zombie Fluxx Card Game Review

Zombie Fluxx Card Game Review

I received Zombie Fluxx as part of my 2009 Ars Technica Sekrit Santa gift. I had some limited, prior exposure to the original Fluxx game several years ago when I worked in Maryland and remember not liking it. I wasn’t entirely sure why I didn’t like it, and in fact I don’t remember if I […]

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Power Grid Board Game Review

Power Grid Board Game Review

We love board games at the Den o’ Gibberish. I prefer to play games that are partly competitive, partly co-operative. If a game isn’t truly co-operative, I like games that allow for “isolated group” play, wherein every person in the game can still do something, no matter how far ahead or behind they are. Games […]

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