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Reviews & Impressions

Coatl - Simple Rules, Complex Consequences

Coatl - Simple Rules, Complex Consequences
Coatl is a beautiful game. But that would be selling it short. It's also an excellent game, one that is as simple as it is engaging. It's a game o...

The Castles of Burgundy; Stefan Feld's Masterpiece

The Castles of Burgundy; Stefan Feld's Masterpiece
I've been a fan of Stefan Feld since my first game of his; Castles of Burgundy. And while over the years his designs have come and gone (and in so...

Everdell; A Delightful World of Incredible Gameplay

Everdell; A Delightful World of Incredible Gameplay
Let's continue the trend of greenery in games I'm currently loving. First Carcassonne, then Parks and now Everdell. Does a green box count? If so ...

Parks; The Most Relaxing Way You'll Ever Screw With Your Friends

Parks; The Most Relaxing Way You'll Ever Screw With Your Friends
Last week Carcassonne, this week Parks. It's a great month for greenery. Parks is amazing. Go buy a copy now. Seriously. I'll wait. ... ...  Ok...

Circle the Wagons, Strategy and Screwage in 18 Cards.

Circle the Wagons, Strategy and Screwage in 18 Cards.
I've talked about Sprawlopolis in the past, an amazing little wallet game that packs perhaps the best solo experience you can get at that size. It...

High Society; Elegance and Strategy Intertwined

High Society; Elegance and Strategy Intertwined
In the highly probable scenario that I were to be trapped on a desert island with two other hardcore gamers and a light, medium, and heavy game, I...

Res Arcana; The New Kid on the Block from Tom Lehmann

Res Arcana; The New Kid on the Block from Tom Lehmann
Arcane matters can be delightful So, there was I time in my life that Le Havre represented the apex of a gaming experience. (Thanks, Uwe:) That wa...

Paladins of the West Kingdom; My Favorite Shem Philips Game Yet

Paladins of the West Kingdom; My Favorite Shem Philips Game Yet
Paladins of the West Kingdom is my favorite game so far from Shem Phillips. And yet I'm still not keeping it. While every time I play another of...

Sprawlopolis; The Smallest City You'll Ever Build

Sprawlopolis; The Smallest City You'll Ever Build
'Cooperative' and 'puzzle' are two words that I generally don't associate with great gaming experiences; however, Sprawlopolis deserves attention ...

Coimbra; Why I'm Trading a Game I Respect

Coimbra; Why I'm Trading a Game I Respect
One of my business advisors, Rob Slee introduced me in his book ('Private Capital Markets', Wiley, 2011) to a concept called 'value worlds' with r...

Tiny Epic Galaxies; A Lot of Game per Square Inch

Tiny Epic Galaxies; A Lot of Game per Square Inch
As I've written before, I'm a huge fan of games that pack strategy into small packages. In fact, 'strategic choices per cubic inch' may in fact be...

Troyes; A Heavy Game Worth Playing

Troyes; A Heavy Game Worth Playing
I first got Troyes sometime back in 2014, and while it's been a little over a year since my last play, I finally got it back to the table twice th...