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Iwari: Explore and expand in the new continent [Review]

By Stephan Sonny Iwari is a fictional universe created solely for this game. Here, humanity was still in its infancy. They founded their tribes and started exploring uncharted terrains. While doing so, they also encountered other tribe members. Anyway, for those who don’t know, the game got funded through Kickstarter. Will this game get on our […]

Top 4 Marketing Lessons From Successful Board Game Kickstarters

As host of the Board Game Marketing Podcast, I’m fortunate to get to speak with many different creators on how they successfully marketed for and ran their campaigns.  Through our conversations, I’ve learned a tremendous amount of what actually worked to market a game, and what ended up being unsuccessful strategies for a launch. Here […]

Untamed: Feral Factions, a potential great CCG [Review]

by Stephan Sonny The vast world of Collectible Card Games (CCG) has always been enticing new fans either by its innovation on the mechanic or even only through thematic appeal. Untamed: Feral Factions (for the sake of space, we will shorten it as Untamed from now on) is the latest game in this domain published by Grumpy […]

Planet in sight. Preparing for arrival…

Terraforming Mars is not a game that a novice board gamer can easily teach themselves…unless they get the digital version. My husband and I blithely attempted to play the physical board game, thinking that we’d just read the rules then play. [Insert slightly hysterical laughter] Instead we spent a frustrating day googling and attempting to […]

Women Designers in Board Gaming

Inclusion has historically been difficult in board games and board game designs, despite the overwhelming participation of women as gamers throughout history. Representation of non-binary and women characters remains very low, and very few women or non-binary designers make their way into the top 100 of board games. Given that the name of our blog […]

How (Not) to Talk About Your Non-Gaming Partner

By Li0ness  I want to start out by acknowledging my incredible privilege – I’m a cishet woman married to a cishet man, and I’m lucky enough to share a very important hobby with him: board gaming. In fact, when we met on a dating site, my first very romantic, knock-his-socks-off charming message to him, was, […]

Board Game Review | Fluxx

The first time I heard of Fluxx was through my ex who pulled out Zombie Fluxx and taught me how to play. She beat me at every single game I played with her, bar maybe one or two, but I immediately fell in love with the game. 

Board Game Review | Kingdomino

GenCon 2017, Photosynthesis by Blue Orange Games was one of the big sellers which, in turn made Kingdomino, published in 2016, one of the big sellers, too. The company gave out $10 promo copies and developer Bruno Cathala stood at the booth, prepared to answer questions and sign copies of the game. 

Board Game Review | Dragonwood

If I could calculate the hours played for all of our games combined, the sum would not come close to the number of hours my children and I have spent playing Dragonwood. Six dice and 106 cards of pure joy in a tiny box, Dragonwood completely captured my children’s attention and adoration right from the […]

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