The Red Cathedral – Small board game Great fun?

Already at the SPIEL 2021 it was said that you have to have a look at The Red Cathedral by Shei S. and Isra C. from the DEVIR publishing house and definitely play it. Well, unfortunately we didn’t get to play a game at the SPIEL, but in the meantime we have played a few games, so we can give our personal subjective verdict on the board game in our usual professional manner. Of course, you can only find out how it turns out when you read our review of The Red Cathedral.

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Meadow board game

Meadow – nature, fresh air and a board game

It was only a matter of time before more and more board games with a nature theme appeared on the scene. This theme became popular with Wingspan, but a nature theme does not necessarily make a good game. Now the Polish publisher rebel.Studio, which belongs to the Asmodee Group, is trying its hand at this theme with Meadow. At first glance, it seems as if the Polish designers have done their homework, because already the illustration catches you and the scent of the forest seems to get into your nose immediately. But can Meadow also convince playfully besides pretty illustrations?

Cascadia Board Game Review

Cascadia – On the road in wild board game landscape

Even when Wingspan won the Kennerspiel des Jahres award, I suspected that this was just the beginning of a new board game trend. And now, just under 3 years later, board games with a nature theme have established a firm place for themselves in the board game bubble. Cascadia from AEG joins the ranks as another board game in which we relax and enjoy nature while competing with others around the table. Randy Flynn’s first board game seems to use quite simple mechanisms and still trigger a certain replay appeal for enough players. You can find out why this is perhaps the case and how we liked the hike through Cascadia in our review of the nature board game.

Living Forest Review

Living Forest – Forest spirits, fire and a board game

Living Forest by Ludonaute was already on my wish list for SPIEL 2021, but the final urge to buy was missing. On the one hand, it was because the board game from Ludonaute was only available in French or English, and on the other hand, I had the choice between Welcome to the Moon and Living Forest at the same booth.
In the end, I chose Welcome to the Moon, and since we have enough board games in the house, it wasn’t a big deal. And as the article here shows, it was only a matter of time before Living Forest found its way into the household. Whether it was worth it, I will examine in more detail in my article.

Board Game: Tiny Towns

Tiny Towns – We build tiny cities for critters

Board games in which cities are built are always well received in the board game scene. Tiny Towns by Peter McPherson takes up this topic and thanks to the publisher AEG, we are allowed to play city planner once again. But somehow there is something different about this board game. Everything is tighter and quite tricky and puzzling. We took a closer look at Tiny Towns. In our review we want to explain to you why setting a single wooden cube at the beginning of the game can already mean the lose for you.

Unlock! Epic Adventures – On Mission in the Far East

It won’t be long before the 10 is done. With Unlock! Epic Adventures, the seventh part of the adventure series comes to the board game table. Once again the Space Cowboys have packed three different adventure scenarios into one box and challenge us. Of course we want to explain to you without any spoilers how the individual parts prove themselves or not. Which of the three parts left us breathless? You can find out in our review about the escape game Unlock! Epic Adventures.

Board Game Review - Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North

Imperial Settlers Empires of the North – A hot board game upgrade

Imperial Settlers can be found in my personal top 3 board games. When Portal Games announced last year that Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North would be a new spin-off of the already well-known game principle, I was of course immediately hooked. But could the new spin-off replace my beloved board game? And what exactly are the differences between the two games? Answers to these questions can be found in the following review of Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North.

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Trismegistus Board Game Review

Trismegistus The Ultimate Formula

Trismegistus is the new game by Daniele Tascini and Federico Pierlorenzi. Like Teotihuacan, this board game is published by Board & Dice. I wonder if the game in which we try our hand at being alchemists will have the same level of difficulty as the game about the Aztecs? Will we really manage to produce gold in Trismegistus, so that we have a good source of income for our board game hobby in the future? We would like to explain this to you in our review of this challenging board game.

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Black Angel Board Game Review

Black Angel – Humanity at stake

Who hasn’t dreamed of setting off into space and experiencing exactly this? In Black Angel by Sébastien Dujardin, you now have the chance to do so. The only drawback, however, is that there are no humans on board the Black Angel, only the DNA of humanity. The earth is wrecked and we or our DNA are now trying our luck again on the planet Spes. The AI on board will get us there somehow. If this experiment can succeed, we will clarify in our test of the Black Angel board game from Pearl Games.

Underwater Cities New Discoveries Review

Underwater Cities New Discoveries – An Expansion for Scuba Diver

Undewater Cities had its debut at SPIEL ’18. The expert board game by Vladimír Suchý, which was published by Delicious Games, quickly advanced from an insider tip to a must-have board game of the last game year. In the middle of the year the announcement was made that there would be an expansion to the board game. We had grabbed the expansion Underwater Cities – New Discoveries in Essen for SPIEL’19 and now had it on the board game table. You can read about how the expansion turned out in our review of Underwater Cities – New Discoveries.

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