We’re back with another round of Tweeviews, which are reviews in the form of a Twitter post. But enough chit-chat, here we go!
Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition is an epic dungeon crawl campaign game that improved upon the first edition by making it shorter and more competitive with the Overlord. It’s an enjoyable game that I don’t get to play much, but need to try out the solo variant app.
Say Anything is a party game, something I normally don’t like. But this one succeeds in making it a game more than most PGs. You ask a question, everyone picks their answer, you pick your favorite, everyone guesses what you picked. It works very well – this is one of the best.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle is a simple deckbuilding game set in the wizarding world. It’s a great introduction to the mechanism as it build you up through all seven books. I’ve only gotten through Book 3 so far, but have enjoyed my plays. It definitely gets tougher as it goes.
Burgle Bros is one of my all-time favorite games. It captures the feel of a grand heist movie while maintaining the sense of an interesting cooperative game. It’s very tough to beat, but oh so satisfying when you do. Great game from Tim Fowers.
Alien Frontiers was the first major Kickstarter board game success, though I got my copy in a store later. It’s a dice placement game where you’re founding colonies on a distant planet. I enjoy it, but most of my plays haven’t gone over well with the people I played with.
Dice Town is a game of poker with dice. You roll, keep dice, and keep rolling until you have built a hand. Then, based on who has the most of each number, you get benefits like gold, money, cards, land. I’ve cooled on it in recent years as it can get pretty mean, but still fun.
Tokaido is a game about a journey. You can move along the path as far as you want, but the player furthest back on the path always has the next turn. The game is gorgeous and gives a sense of tranquility, but in certain crowds can be vicious. It’s fun.
Lazer Ryderz has the best packaging I’ve seen in a game in theory, but it doesn’t work too well in practice. The game is interesting, but suffers if you are on a slippery table. I was very excited to get this, but my one play left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.
The Settlers of Catan is a classic for a reason. It introduced many people, including myself, to the world of board games outside of Monopoly. Also like many others, I have moved on from the game, but I still respect its position as the ultimate gateway title.
Fairy Tale is a small card game that was the original drafting game. You take a card from a hand, then pass that on, building a new hand in the process. You then play cards to try to score points. It plays quickly, has some complex decisions, and is very portable. Recommended.
Blood Bowl: Team Manager is a base attack style game where you’re sending players to win various matches for rewards like upgrades and fans. It’s a very fun game with different teams, and it’s unfortunate that FFG doesn’t make it anymore. I haven’t played in a while.
And that’s it for another round of Tweeviews! As always, thanks for reading!