It’s the return of the Tweeview! These are my short-form reviews that could fit into a Twitter post (i.e. 280 characters). I haven’t done these in a while, but needed something to write today, so here we go!
Vast: The Crystal Caverns is an asymmetric game where everyone has their own game play mechanisms and victory conditions. It’s brilliantly put together. Solo play is only OK, but the overall game is a lot of fun and I look forward to being able to play with others again.
Evolution is a board game where you’re creating new species and helping them survive. It’s a rules-light game with lots of good strategy as you try to get the best combo of traits so you can eat the most food. Plus, the watercolor art is beautiful. Worth a try if you haven’t yet.
Shear Panic is an abstract game where you are arranging sheep. You have twelve different actions you can take in the game, and you can take each exactly once. It’s a fun game that I don’t know if you can get anymore since Mayfair went under. But it has cool sheep minis.
Werewords is basically Werewolf meets 20 Questions. I don’t like Werewolf much, but this is better since it has no player elimination and is quicker. It still has the boring Villager roles, and the word game is not really the point – you win by finding the werewolf (or not).
Tobagois a classic reverse deduction game where you are hunting for treasure that has a location collectively determined by the players. You can move around a modular island, or you can put down a clue to the location. It’s a great game that just recently got an expansion.
Horrifiedis a cooperative game featuring the classic Universal monsters. You’re trying to complete different objectives based on the monsters in play. It’s fairly simple and straightforward, and very fun. It’s basic set collection, with the monster variability adding to the fun.
NMBR 9is a multiplayer solitaire tile-laying game where you are trying to score the most points by building an efficient stack. The number shaped tiles are very cool, and the puzzle of getting them in the right spot to maximize their score is very well implemented.
The Climbersis one of the most strategic dexterity games out there. Each player is trying to get as high as they can on a mountain that is built as you play. Positioning the blocks is important, but so is trying to prevent your opponents from going higher. A very deep game.
Sylvionis the third game in the Oniverse, this one in the form of a tower defense game. I’m not very good at it, but I do enjoy the challenge. The advanced game has a cool drafting aspect, which I didn’t know was possible in a solo game. I haven’t tried it with two players.
Azulis a tile placement game where you’re drafting little ceramic tiles to place them in a mosaic. Points are scored for adjacency to other tiles, as well as completing sets, rows, and columns. It’s a very well designed game that I enjoy a lot. Plus, the components are nice.
Fairy Tile is a tile placement and piece manipulation game where you’re basically just trying to fulfill certain conditions on the cards you got. It’s fun enough, but the cards are quite flimsy. The minis are nice, and it’s an overall pretty game, but maybe not much replay value.
OK, another round of Tweeviews in the books. Stay safe out there, and thanks for reading!