Codenames Review – Battleship With Words

Whether You Are Playing the Original, Pictures, or are Deep Undercover, Codenames is Surprisingly Tense

Lately, I have been playing a TON of Codenames. Supporting 2-8 players and only taking about 15 minutes (often less), it’s not surprising that any version of the game has an easy time hitting the table. Codenames feels a lot like playing Battleship, except your ships are words and you WANT to hit them. Continue reading

Sushi Go! Review (And Sushi Go Party! Too)

I May Not be a Fan of Sushi, but I Love Sushi Go!

Back when I was celebrating my 4th of July, I had the opportunity to play a ton of board games with friends and family. We broke out many great games ranging from the ever popular Deception: Murder In Hong Kong to what I’ll be covering today:  Sushi Go!

Game Info

Player count:  2-5

Game Time:  About 15 minutes

Game Type:  Drafting & Set Collection

Coolstuff Price:  $9.99

Sushi Go! is a quick card game that has players attempting to create the best sushi dishes in order to score more points than their opponents. As cards are passed around the table, much like sushi going around on a conveyer belt, players must choose wisely from amongst what’s left. Sushi Go! makes for a great game for any group due to its easy to understand rules and fast play time. Continue reading

Machi Koro Review

Overview

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Having gotten much enjoyment from various city building and city management games, when I heard of Machi Koro I was intrigued to say the least. Machi Koro is a game for 2-4 published by IDW games. The game has players build up their own individual cities (comprised of cards) in order to be the first player to build all four landmark cards. This is a review of only the base game of Machi Koro, though it should be noted it has a few expansions that I’ll link to at the end. Continue reading

Hearts of Attraction Review

Overview

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Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I thought I’d take a look at this small dexterity game for 2-5 people that uses magnets. It’s simple to play and make for a good time for couples or a small group of friends. Hearts of Attraction is based on the original Attraction game, the only difference being heart shaped pieces. With that said, let’s see what this game is all about. Continue reading

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong Review

Overview

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You and your fellow detectives arrive at the scene of a murder. Initially, everything seems pretty routine. That is, until you realize that one of your coworkers must be the murderer. You know this because of the odd evidence left behind at the scene of the crime. Now begins the deception as you work with your fellow detectives to weed out the criminal amongst you.
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