are a family of four that lives in small town in
eastern Iowa. Spending quality time with our family
is very important to us. What better way to do
that than to sit down as a family and play quality
board games? It keeps the entire family engaged
and forces some deep thinking for the kids.
These board game reviews
will be done with the perspective of encouraging
and nurturing that precious family time.
A cooperative micro card game coming to
Kickstarter on January 14th, where
players work together as they help maximize human
survival rates on four newly discovered planets.
As you attempt to accomplish this, players
must prevent or minimize clone attacks that will
reduce the number of human survivors based on
cards that are played to the planets.
Each clone card played will have a letter
(A, MM, O, or B) that is initially unknown to the
the word Mob, Ammo, or Bomb is spelled out at the
end of the game for any planet, then some or all
citizens will be lost affecting the survival goal.
Top 20 Games-2016
concludes and we move onto 2017, each of us have
created our own top 20 games that we enjoy.
There is a lot of variety between each one.
trivia game where you compete against your family
and friends answering questions in categories of Who Am I, What Am I,
Where Am I, and the Hard Ass question.
Be the first to make it around the board by
correctly answering the questions to determine who
is the smart ass among your family and friends.
A card battling game that is affected by card
location when played, character attack powers, and
a single die roll.
The deluxe version of Squirmish comes with
108 unique character cards.
Plenty of humor is mixed in throughout the
cards including their names, their battle cries,
their attack powers, and the art associated with
Be the first to knock out three opponent cards in
the Squirmish battle to be declared the winner.
Eriath-The Worst Ship in the galaxy
unforgiving tongue-in-cheek cooperative game where
the players are onboard the Eriath, the worst ship
in the galaxy.
You and your inexperienced crew are
attempting to deliver cargo that is being carried
on the derelict ship.
Each crew member has their own abilities
and a random strength and weakness card is added
to them each game.
Standing in your way will be fires
throughout the ship, hull breaches, power outages,
hazmat leaks, and both pirates and aliens that
board your ship.
Based on the 1935 experiment by physicist Erwin
Schrodinger, is a card game of
You will try to determine the number of
alive cats, dead cats, or empty boxes by trying to
prove your own scientific hypothesis or attempting
to debunk the hypothesis of other players through
the use of blind bidding.
semi-cooperative game where the team of players
attempt to navigate through a swamp.
Players will help control the path of the
boat as they gather different natural treasures
that will help both the team and their own secret
While you navigate the swamp you must always be
aware of the man eating crocodile that
continuously follows you throughout the swamp
trying to prevent anyone from winning or leaving
Spectaculum is an economic game where traveling circuses move across the kingdom trying
to gain the favor of the royal court, you are able
to invest into any of the four traveling shows.
Some shows will get jeers and some will get
Each player helps or hinders the paths the shows will take
throughout the kingdom and must decide when to invest and when to sell to
maximize your earnings.
Knowledge: A Fantasy-Battle Deck building Game
Being released to
on October 31st, Knowledge: A Fantasy-Battle Deck
Building Game is set in a world that
brings to life many fantasy characters including
but not limited to Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Giants, Ogres, Goblins, and
Wizards. During the game, you can choose to battle
other players as you try to reduce their hand by using dice and
card attributes. Beware though as they can
block your attack or gain an advantage if they
defeat you. You are also trying to obtain
mana which allows you to summon cards into your
deck ultimately allowing you to gain knowledge
cards. The player that has the most
knowledge at the end, raises their hand in
A deck building game where you
compete with the other players to spell out words
using the letters and wild cards currently in your
hand along with using a common letter that
all players have access to. Use the points earned
by spelling a word to add additional cards (letters)
to your deck. The cards you purchase will
ultimately allow you to add cards which include Fame
points. At the end of the game, the player
with the most Fame points wins.
Overview: Available in November
2016, you battle to be the first monkey to climb
to the top of the tree in this push your luck
family friendly card game. You will compete
with the other players by knocking their monkey
further down the tree by setting and dodging traps
played directly on each monkey or onto the tree
itself. Each turn will introduce a spell
card that may either help you or cause havoc in
the game. Be the first monkey to make it to
the top of the tree and you will face one final
battle against Kurgill the Wizard. Beat him
and be declared the winner. <Full Review>
Overview: Take control of a team of
race cars in Thunder Alley as you immerse yourself
in the world of auto racing. A hand of cards
will determine what actions you can take. You need
to strategically play the cards to limit the
damage done to each car on your team and also get
as many of your race cars to the front of the
racing pack as you can before the checkered flag
drops. This is done by positioning your car
on the track, so it can be pushed in a line of
cars or doing the pushing itself to break away
from the other cars. The first car across
the finish line does not determine the winner,
instead the win goes to the team who scores the
most points across all of their cars.