Published by: Wizkids
I was hesitant about picking this up due to it being a collectible game. That is probably my only negative point about this game because it is so fun to play. Maybe it is because I am currently undefeated against other So1ks members. What I love is that I can combine characters from Marvel and DC to create awesome teams. If you enjoyed Quarriors than Dice Masters will feel very familiar and fun. I worry that WizKids may be putting out too many sets to try to keep up with. I only recently started and this year has a new Dungeon n Dragons set, a Spider-man set, a new DC set, and announced a Civil War set and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle set. That will be very hard to keep up with but unless your going competitive, you can pick and choose what you like. I hope for a Transformers set. I find this to be a great mix of Quarriors and collectible card games. Warning if you start to get some, you will want to collect them all. You have been warned... I just wish someone would have warned my wallet.
Published by: Renegade Games
Gravwell has you trying to fly your ship out of a gravity well against other players. Players will draft cards and use a card each turn to move their ship. Only problem is everyone plays their card at the same time and depending on the letter of the card, they my go first. In Gravwell, your ship uses its engines based on what is located closest to it. What your thought might push your ship forward 3 spaces, instead pushes it back 3 spaces because a ship changed the positions with their card. Some will enjoy the struggle of trying to get out, but for me it was a board game version of a Chinese Finger Trap. Now matter how hard you try, it just wont work out for you. I would play this again if someone wanted but it is not something I want to play.
Published by: Z-Man Games
Agricola is a worker placement game about farming and your farm land. I had seen this close to the top of Board Game Geek's top 100 games and read how much people loved it. I was really pumped when I picked it up and got to play it. I enjoy a wide range of worker placement games and I know that theme is usually not the most striking part of that type of game. Agricola made me hate farming even more than I already did. I found it's theme boring and felt the game was too punishing and forced players to try for a balanced strategy. I like when games provide different avenues to victory and Agricola does not seem to provide that since if you focus on any one area, it will penalize you. Maybe I am hard on it because of the hype, and majority of the worker placement games came out after Agricola, but I just found this boring and not fun. It would take a lot to convince me to play another game of Agricola. Taco is no farmer I guess.
Published by: Mayfair Games
Let me start off this mini review by stating that I am a single male that got a C- minus in home education. I usually do not have the opportunity to play 2 player games as often as I do other player counts. Due to all of that I avoided Patchwork when it was released and never gave it the time of day. Then the digital version came out and I am addicted. By the end of the first day of playing it digitally, I ordered 2 copies. I really love the Tetris challenge with managing your currency (buttons). If you were on the fence about this game, I highly recommend trying out the digital version. You will not be sorry. My friends may laugh at me, but I now love this quilting game and can not get enough of it.
Published by: Asmodee NA
Deus is a area control game that has players making offerings to the Gods to use their powers. Deus also has elements of civilization building and resource gathering. Normally a combination of all of this would be harder to learn and enjoy, but Deus was easy to teach and a lot of fun. The map can change each game, which will make each game feel different. It took me a long time to get this to hit the table, but I will make sure that it hits the table again soon. I recommend everyone that enjoys medium weight strategy games to give this a try.