One thing that I really love about board gameing is seeing people on the other side of the globe, some of which lead completely different lives, and who are from completely different culture to me, sitting around playing the same games as I have on my shelves with their friends. It’s why I enjoy Instagram over Twitter of other social media. It’s also why this project appealed to me.
Fellow board game Instagramer, and reviewer Jeremiah Acevedo aka The Board Game RenegadeThe Board Game Renegade invited me to take part in his new YouTube series of Board Game Collections around the world. In the series Jeremiah has asked Intagramers from all over the globe to send in videos documenting their board game collection.
Please take a tour around my collection and also check out the other videos.
Ominoes if one of our most frequently played games since we bought it at Airecon 2017 from the lovely Andrew Harman of YAY Games. It’s super easy to learn and quick to play. Andrew asked if we would do a review for the UK Games Expo and we happily accepted.
Super Hot the card game from Boards & Dice launched at the UK Games Expo 2017. The game is enjoyable but the rules are not very clear and there is lots of moving around of cards that all look the same. This can cause issues so I’ve produced a cheat sheet here, which I think break down the main rules into a step by step flow. It’s still useful to read the rules but the cheat sheet combined with the video will hopefully help you out a lot.
Dixit is a beautiful empathy game of releasing your imagination, and taking a peek into that of your friends. This simple family/party game designed by Jan-Louis Roubira and Published by Libellud is a great addition to you board games collection.
The aim of the game is to have the most points when the cards run out (or first to the end of the score track depending). You do this by giving the cleverest clues about the picture cards on your hand and being best at correctly guessing the picture cards chosen by your opponents. (more…)
Machi Koro designed by Massao Suganuma and published by IDW and Pandasaurus games is one of the most played games in my collection as it’s fun, light, and a great length for an after work easy game session, at about 30 minutes.
Machi Koro is a dice rolling, city building, card game where players must make money to build a series of landmarks in their city, the first player to buy the set wins. Players reach their goal by buying a range of different establishment cards which activate to make the player money when the number depicted on them comes up on the dice.
The most successful players put together a good economic engine to rake in the dough when their numbers come up. But, as this is a dice based game, winning not only needs good card choices but a big pile of luck too. (more…)