Review: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

Overview The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (also known as The Lord of the Rings LCG) is a cooperative, deck building card game for 1 to 4 players, ages 13 and up, designed by Nate French, and published by Fantasy Flight Games. Games are intended to last between 30 and 90 minutes. Switching Things…

Review: Guillotine

I usually like to have a picture of my copy of the game on here, but, for reasons that will be discussed later, we no longer have the original box (at least, not to my knowledge). Overview Guillotine is a competitive card game for 2 to 5 players, ages 12 and up, designed by Paul…

Review: Wizard School

Overview Wizard School is a cooperative card game for 2 to 5 players, ages 12 and up, designed by Hank Green and Eric Johns, and publsihed by DFTBA Games. Games are intended to last between 40 and 90 minutes. Setup Being a card game, there isn’t much to setting up a game of Wizard School. Here’s how…

Review: Kodama

Overview Kodama is an abstract strategy game for 2 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, designed by Daniel Solis, and published by Action Phase Games. Games are intended to last around 30 minutes. Setup Setting up Kodama is fairly easy, with the most complicated task being shuffling a few decks of cards. Here’s how setup should run:…

Review: Onitama

Overview Onitama is an abstract strategy game for 2 players, ages 8 and up,  designed by Shimpei Sato, and published by Arcane Wonders. Games are intended to last between 10 and 30 minutes. Setup Setup for Onitama is as easy as it gets. Each player chooses a set of pawns (blue or red) and sets them up…

Review: Tides of Madness

Overview Tides of Madness is a card drafting game for 2 players, ages 10 and up, designed by Kristian Curla, and published by Portal Games. Games are intended to last around 20 minutes. Setup Setup for ToM is minimal because the game has minimal components. All that is required is that you shuffle the deck of 18…

Review: Samurai Spirit

Hard to believe I haven’t sat down and done a review since last November. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago. Time flies, eh? Well, I’m here today to rectify that. Bear with me as I may make some changes to the format I used last time, but we’ll see. And, now, let’s get…