First Looks: Near and Far from Red Raven Games

In Near and Far, 2-4 players are competing explorers roaming the land in search for the Last Ruins. To accomplish this, the players travel across several maps (and game sessions) hunting for treasure, discovering artifacts, setting up camps, and completing quests. There are two broad choices what to do on your turn: Stay in town … Continue reading First Looks: Near and Far from Red Raven Games

Why CAH is not included in my public library collection

Recently I was lambasted as "pro-censorship" and compared to homophobic bakeries when I attempted to explain why my collection development and selection criteria would not allow for Cards Against Humanity [CAH] into the┬ápublic library's circulating collection or would be played at any of our public board game nights in the library. This interaction occurred on … Continue reading Why CAH is not included in my public library collection

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper and the West End Adventures (Amazon) is a series of cases that continue the investigations of the original Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. Space Cowboys (of T.I.M.E. Stories and Splendor fame) are updating and redoing the original releases. In this game, the West End Adventures are updated versions of … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

“Building a Better World” with City Building Games

I'm a bit over the Summer Slide so lets talk about what board games fit right in with this summer's theme of "Building a Better World." In the following three posts I will dive into three different topics: City Building, Environmental, and Farming, which meet the summer's theme. Each topic is divided into Beginner games, … Continue reading “Building a Better World” with City Building Games

Board in the Stacks: Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

In Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, 4-12 players are attempting to solve a murder and just arrived at a crime scene loaded with clues and potential murder weapons. Players need to sort through the clues with the help of their forensic scientist. Everything seems simple enough except that the murder is standing in their midst … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Deception: Murder in Hong Kong