Category: Fantasy Games

Scurvy Dogs Board Game Video Review

It’s the golden age of piracy, where cutthroats and scurvy dogs sail the seas and raid villages in search of plunder. But before they run afoul with the local government, they must rush to pay the Governor and the King a hefty tax to go from pirate to privateer. Scurvy Dogs: Pirates and Privateers is …

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Level 7: Omega Protocol Video Review

LEVEL 7 [Omega Protocol] picks up right where LEVEL 7 [ESCAPE] left off. The Subterra Bravo facility has been thrown into chaos through the players actions in [ESCAPE], and now the government has sent in a top-secret, highly-trained special forces unit to shut down the facility and eliminate everything remaining in the base. In [Omega Protocol], one player takes on …

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Quebec Board Game Video Review

The year is 1608, at the dawn of New France and the foundation of Quebec City. In this new game, you head a rich family seeking to build the historically rich and architecturally beautiful city of Quebec. You will have four centuries to build the most beautiful buildings while ensuring your legacy among the most …

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Spartacus Board Game Video Review

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF BLOOD AND TREACHERY! Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery is an exciting game of twisted schemes and bloody combats inspired by the hit STARZOriginal series. Players assume the role of the Dominus of a great house competing for influence in the era of ancient Rome.Players vie for dominance through …

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The Heavens of Olympus Board Game Video Review

Zeus, the greatest of all gods, has decided to build a universe that he can gaze upon from high atop Mount Olympus. He has enlisted the help of several unknown gods to do this for him – and they have 5 days to finish the job. The god who performs the best while building this …

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Condottiere Board Game Video Review

  This game has a large deck of oblong cards and a fairly simple map of provinces in Renaissance Italy. The object of the game is to acquire four connected provinces. Game play is fairly simple as players use numbered cards to get the highest bid for a given territory. Unlike standard auctions, in which …

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Mousquetaires du Roy Board Game Review

  “Mousquetaires du Roy” is based on the novel “The three Musketeers” from Alexandre Dumas. The Musketeers (a team of one to four players) are fighting against Milady to find the Queen’s pendants before end of the game. Meanwhile, they also have to defeat the plots in several places (Le Louvre, La Rochelle…). A turn …

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Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan video review

  Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan is a board game from Alderac Entertainment Group. Designed by veteran game designer Fréderic Moyersoen, Ninja features fast play, hidden movement, limited information, bluff and guile. It is sure to challenge players and bring hours of enjoyment. From AEG’s Website: Ninja marks a major excursion of the vaunted …

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Citadels Card Game Video Review

CITADELS The players must try to build the most valuable, or the most useful districts. However, the core of the gameplay revolves around role selection. Players secretly choose a character card and pass on the rest – starting with whoever has the crown. Each character has a special ability, and the usefulness of any character …

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Okko Board Game Video Review

  Okko, Era of the Asagiri, is a tactical game for two players using beautifully illustrated modular game tiles, with a large number of characters, cards and dice. Thanks to simple rules, you will be able to lead a group of Demon Hunter or control a clan of Evil Creatures. Gather your band, recruit mercenaries, …

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Game of Thrones Board Game Video Review

“There is ice and there is fire. Hate and love. Bitter and sweet. […] Winter and summer. Evil and good.” She took a step toward him. “Death and life. Everywhere, opposites. Everywhere, the war.” -Melisandre King Robert Baratheon is dead, and the lands of Westeros brace for battle. In the second edition of A Game …

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Dungeon Run Video Review – Board Game

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A tale of teamwork and betrayal The mole ogre howled out as it collapsed into a bloody pile of rent flesh and broken bone. The aging knight bent over, panting heavily, and gave his dwarven peer an approving nod. It had taken great effort between them both to slay the beast, and they …

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Guards Guards Board Game Video Review

The game sees players taking on the role of newly recruited members of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. With the Eight Great Spells missing from the Unseen University the future of the Disc hangs in the balance. Each player is tasked to collect and return a number of the spells to the university before it is …

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Dark Minions Board Game Review – Zman Games

A fantasy dice game by Alan M. Newman

Hordes of dark minions have descended upon the countryside, eager to secure their reputation as a scourge on mankind. The despicable evil marauders attack everywhere in search of conquest. The citizens are helpless and will soon be overwhelmed. Death and destruction awaits all those in the path of the evil ones…

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Dungeon Lords Video Review

  They meet in a tavern. They quaff a few ales. Before the night is over, the strong warrior, the wily wizard, the committed priest and the sneaky thief form an inseparable party of adventurers, ready to rid the world of evil. And wouldn’t you know it? There just happens to be some evil within …

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Summonaria Board Game Video Review

Summonaria:Take on the role of one of the great Master Summoners of Thranok as they wage war for total control of the realm’s magical source! What’s Cool: Great Strategy. Good player interaction. Comic Book style artwork. Rule Book and Bestiary are nice. What’s Not: The Production quality is not amazing. Some games can really drag …

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Castle Ravenloft Video Review – Dungeons & Dragons

Castle Ravenloft Video Review – Dungeons & Dragons: “The master of Ravenloft is having guests for dinner—and you are invited! Evil lurks in the towers and dungeons of Castle Ravenloft, and only heroes of exceptional bravery can survive the horrors within. Designed for 1–5 players, this board game features multiple scenarios, challenging quests, and cooperative …

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Legitimacy Board Game Review

Legitimacy Board Game: “The kingdom of Legitimant is in turmoil. The old king has died, leaving no legitimate heir… He has, however, left several illegitimate ones.  Since you were an infant, your mother has told you of the royal blood that runs in your veins. Now the time has come for you and your trusty …

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Those Pesky Humans Board Game

Those Pesky Humans Board Game: “A humorous reverse dungeon crawl designed for 2 players with hybrid play for 3-4. Highly dynamic for maximum re playability“.  Those Pesky Humans game turns the tables and lets you play the role of the Monsters who are fighting off the annoying Humans who keep invading your dungeon. This game …

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Defenders of the Realm Board Game Review

EXPANSION VIDEO: Defenders of the Realm Board Game Review, From their website: “Our Liege is in desperate hour! From what grievous cause have these accursed races arisen? Orcs, Dragons, Demons and the Dead make haste towards Monarch City. The King and Countryside of Monarch City is in need of valiant Heroes! Will you answer the …

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Myth Pantheons Video Review

In the age of myth, gods and goddesses vie for domain over the mortal world. The arenas of these great struggles are the mighty cities of the ancients. Can you sway mankind to your cause with an awesome display of your divine power? Or will you be just another forgotten myth? In Myth: Pantheons, you …

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Runewars Video Review

What’s Cool: Random board every game Both a War and a Quest game ( 2 in 1) Nice production quality Great battle system Each race has a  different alignment Heroes’ items are hidden from others until used Four seasons with different effects What’s Not: Typos on the board, cards, and in the rulebook. No separators …

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Summoner Wars Card Game & Faction Decks

FACTION DECKS VIDEO – VANGUARDS & FALLEN KINGDOM: FACTION DECKS VIDEO – Cloaks & Jungle Elves: What’s Good: Tactical & Strategic. Well Balanced. Easy to learn & teach. Portable. Each race has their own special abilities and style of play. Nice rule book with examples. What’s Not: The Playing sheet is annoying. The starting moves …

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World of Warcraft Video Review

[media id=57 width=600 height=350] What’s Cool: The artwork and board is nice. True to the online game. What’s Not: Cards are really small. Linear adventure game. Only 4 characters. (Unbalanced) Game can be completed using only half the board. No separators inside the box. User Ratings: [starratingmulti id=1 tpl=12] Overall rating by users:

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Tomb & Cryptmaster Video Review

What’s Cool: The setting and artwork is great. Over 80 characters! 200 cards to make up the tomb! Two sided board for difficulty setting. Players are always involved one way or another. The game is completely different every time you play. What’s Not: The Characters should have been one sided cards. The rule book is …

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Smallworld Video Review

What’s Cool: Lots of races to play as. Each race has a random ability every game. Easy to teach and games are short. The artwork is very nice & comical. Everything is well separated inside the box. A different board depending on the amount of players. Summary cards included. What’s Not: The rule book needs …

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Witch’s Brew Video Review

[media  id=26 width=600 height=350] What’s Cool: Nice wooden ingredients. The Artwork blends well with the theme of witchs. Once you know the cards, it’s very fast paced and fun for everyone. You play different roles every turn. You really have to look at other player’s strategy to base yours on. You can hide your victory …

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Runebound Video Review

[media  id=10 width=600 height=350] What’s Cool: Small board and spaces on the board to put cards. 3 ways of fighting per battle (Ranged, Melee, and Spirit). Cool movement system and dice. There is a huge amount of expansions and add-ons. The artwork is very nice on each card. Allies can join you in battles. What’s …

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Descent Video Review

[media  id=9 width=600 height=350] What’s Cool: Lots of characters to chose from. Nice 3D pieces. Map pieces that can easily be used for other games. Good battle system. Your characters can have familiars. Nice fire attacks and magic attacks. What’s Not: Dropping items makes them disappear into a puff of smoke. If the game master …

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Munchkin Quest Video Review

[media  id=8 width=600 height=350] What’s Cool: Hilarious game cards and board. One of the few funny games out there. The board is random every time you play. Snap in pieces to create the board as you explore it. Great quality for the price you pay. What’s Not: Some rules need to be more precise. The …

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Chaos in the old World Video Review

[media id=5 width=600 height=350] Official Fantasy Flight Video: What’s Cool: You get to play as the Evil Demon Gods of Chaos! Don’t have to be a Warhammer fan to enjoy this game. Map design is beautiful (By: Andrew Navaro). Multiple ways of winning. Start-up map is random due to special tokens. Really sick looking Monster …

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Talisman Video Review

[media id=4 width=600 height=350] What’s Cool: Easy to learn and get into The board design is sweet! Fast-paced game Characters have alignments (Good, Evil, Neutral). You can have many followers. Your kills are trophies that can be traded in for stats (extra points). Detailed 3D character pieces What’s Not: Very random (dice roles, card drawing), …

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Dungeon Twister Video Review

[media id=3 width=600 height=350] What’s Cool: Easy to play Perfect game for gamers who are just getting into the board game craze. Cardboard screens to hide behind, with character’s abilities on it. Rule book takes about 7 minutes to read! Classic fantasy characters. (Nostalgic feel) Nice detailed dungeon boards. Has many expansions with new characters, …

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