In preparing a review for Osprey Games' The Lost Expedition, I was struck by the inclusive representation of queer characters in the game. This is the resulting brief exploration.
What Games Should I Get? July Edition
What should I get? There are several wonderful board and card games currently blowing up my world and featured at my library. If you are looking to add some variety to your collection, I think these would be wonderful additions.
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
Kickstarter Preview: Samhain
Samhain is a new worker placement game on Kickstarter. It is the First Century B.C. and Julius Caesar is knocking on your door with a couple of legions of his friends. It is the Night of Samhain, and deep in the forest, the Celtic tribes are preparing by pleading to their gods for aid. In … Continue reading Kickstarter Preview: Samhain
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 public 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
Board in the Stacks: Herbaceous
The cut-throat world of herb collectors is finally revealed. Compete to grow and store the rarest and most valuable medley of herbs and earn the coveted Herb Biscuit!
Board in the Stacks: Shahrazad
Join Shahrazad and tell stories to survive another night by playing tiles featuring gorgeous fairy-tale art and construct the best story.
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