Cinque Terre – Pick Up and Deliver Produce on the Italian Riviera

Cinque Terre - Pick up and deliver produce on the Italian Riveria

Cinque Terre (pronounced chink-qua terra) is a pick up and deliver game of acquiring and delivering produce to fulfill orders for the five villages on the Italian Riviera known collectively as the Cinque Terre (five villages). I really like this game, the colorful board and bits and really cute Produce Trucks initially drew me to it then Tim played it […]

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Elysium – Nobody can play just one!

Elysium - Nobody Can Play Just One!

I propose a new classification of board games: nobody can play just one. It should be applied to games that you immediately want to play again, even after just finishing a game. I first remember experiencing this phenomena after losing a game of Pandemic. We all immediately wanted to play it again… and we did! It’s perfectly understandable, we lost […]

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The Builders: Middle Ages – A Sweet Little Micro Game

The Builders: Middle Ages - A Sweet Little Micro Game

The Builders: Middle Ages is a sweet little micro game in which players vie to be named First Builder of the Kingdom by earning the most victory points by game end. To achieve this, players must combine wise choices of construction sites with recruitment of appropriately skilled workers. As you complete construction of buildings you’ll not only earn renown (victory […]

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Rise of Augustus, Ave Ceasar and All That Jazz or Euro Game Meets Bingo and It Works!

Ceasar and All That Jazz or Euro Game Meets Bingo and It Works!

While looking for some new games to bring into the store, I ran across Rise of Augustus, one of 2013’s Spiel des Jahres nominees. Spiel des Jahres, for those of you who haven’t heard of it, is a really important gaming award. It translates to Game of the Year. Spiel des Jahres nominations typically only go to the cream of […]

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Bohnanza – Growing Beans for Fun & Profit

Bohnanza - Growing Beans for Fun & Profit

In the highly interactive card game, Bohnanza, you play a bean farmer. Your goal: become a wealthy bean farmer – the wealthiest if you want to win the game. You begin building your bean empire with just two bean fields and a handful of beans. While there are 11 varieties of beans, you can only cultivate one type in each field, and each […]

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Valdora – Gorgeous Medieval-Themed Pickup-and-Deliver Game with Books!

Valdora

Hidden far away from our time lies a valley of unimaginable riches, where gold, silver, and precious jewels lie strewn along the roads, seemingly just waiting for you to scoop them into your rucksacks so you can fulfill commissions for wealthy patrons. The name of this wondrous place is Valdora. Valdora is a pickup-and-deliver game with straightforward rules, a beautiful […]

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Five Tribes – Journey to the World of Arabian Nights

Five Tribes - Journey to the World of Arabian Nights

In the land of the Arabian Nights, oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes of Viziers, Elders, Builders, Merchants and Assassins to gain influence over the legendary city-state Naqala in their bid to become Sultan. Some will even call on the powerful Djinn for help. In Five Tribes, your goal is to become the new Sultan by acquiring […]

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Sushi Go! – A Fresh, Light Quick Snack

Sushi Go! is a delightful, light card game that plays in about 15 minutes. Your goal: rack up the most points by collecting yummy sushi dishes as you Pick, Play and Pass each turn. Yep, it’s that simple. Each turn, players simultaneously Pick a card from their hand and place it face down in front of them. When everyone is […]

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Splendor – Splendidly Addicting

Ah, the Splendor of it all! Splendor is an easy-to-learn, quick-playing and addictive game for two to four players. Players play rich Renaissance merchants acquiring mines, transportation methods, and artisans so they can turn raw gems into beautiful jewels and increase their prestige. If you’re resourceful and acquire just the right combination of developments one or more nobles may visit […]

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