Twilight Imperium Third Edition: The Review

There’s something about anthropomorphic lions that gets me every time.

Why review Twilight Imperium Third Edition? It has been out for a long time, it appeals to a very select niche, and it’s unreasonably huge. This game is a monster. Remember how, as a child, you wanted your board games to come alive? Continue reading “Twilight Imperium Third Edition: The Review”

String Railway: The Review

It really IS full of string and takes 20 minutes! What more could you want?

I finally got a chance to get my hands on a copy of String Railway last month, and have played it a whole bunch. This is going to be a pretty short review- I love String Railway. Continue reading “String Railway: The Review”

Star Wars: Armada- The Review

Peekaboo! The box insert is probably great for selling boxes, and really terrible for the entire time you actually own the thing.

Life gets busy, and games you buy on release day sometimes sit around for weeks, taunting you with their large peek-a-boo panels. They reveal beautiful star ships encased in plastic, waiting for you to fiddle with their bits. This is what happened with Star Wars: Armada. Continue reading “Star Wars: Armada- The Review”

Alchemists: A Review

There’s a nice touch in this picture- the student is trying to jump out the window!

I made my friends play Alchemists with me. We headed to 401 Games in Toronto, went into their nice new board game space, and opened the box. It was filled with fantastic little bits, colourful tiles and many, many tokens. I downloaded the App (!) and started to read the rules so that I could explain the game. Continue reading “Alchemists: A Review”

King of Tokyo: The Review

COLOUR AND LIFE! Look at that box art? This game is something special.

If I were to be asked who is my favourite game designer, I’d have to answer Richard Garfield. I don’t think there’s any individual that has had more influence over my leisure time than Mr. Garfield. I got really into Magic: The Gathering when I was about 11 years old, and it has been a mainstay of my gaming time. Continue reading “King of Tokyo: The Review”