Board Game Review: Ricochet Robots

Quick description from Board Game Geek: Ricochet Robots is less of a game and more of a puzzle, which explains why there’s such an odd number of solutions possible. There’s a four-piece modular board that forms a large room with walls spread around the board. There are...

Board Game Review: Ticket to Ride

Quick description from Board Game Geek: With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in 3 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway...

Board Game Review: Cards Against Humanity

Quick description from Board Game Geek: A card game which involves a judge choosing a black question or fill-in-the-blank card. Each player holds a hand of ten cards at the beginning of each round, and each player contributes card(s) to the “card czar” anonymously. The...

Board Game Review: Monopoly Deluxe Edition

Quick description from Board Game Geek: Monopoly is the classic real estate game. Buy properties, build houses and hotels, collect rent from fellow players. Repeat as necessary until everyone else is bankrupt. Players: 2-8 (ideal with 4) (3,4,5,6 is playable) (2,7,8 is not...

Board Game Review: The Settlers of Catan

Quick description from Board Game Geek: In Settlers of Catan, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources to build...

Board Game Review: Carcassonne

Quick description from Board Game Geek: Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister (monastery), grassland or some combination thereof, and it must...

Board Games With Scott

[In my recent introductory post on board games, I let you know that you’d see a series of posts from me on my favorite board games. Before we launch into that, however, I wanted to take the time to recommend a great resource if you’re having trouble learning a new...

Board Games: A Quick Introduction

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved playing board games. When I was a kid, I enjoyed all the classics: Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry, Clue, and any other game you can find on the shelf at Target for $9.99. As I grew a little older and started having sleepovers that...

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