Osprey Games (Samurai Gardener, The Ravens of Thris Sahashri, Escape from the Aliens from Outer Space, The Lost Expedition) has published a second edition of Martin Wallace’s seminal tableau builder, London, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Just to start off on a high note this game is elegant in presentation from the book box (it … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: London Second Edition
Tag: Card Games
Board in the Stacks: Samurai Gardener
In Samurai Gardener — first published as Edo Yasiki in Japan — from Osprey Games and Hisashi Hayashi, 2-5 players quickly grab and then place cards to construct impressive gardens and score points and bonuses by having rows/columns of similar areas. Each card consists of six sections with different types of features (pond, tatami mat, garden, and … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Samurai Gardener
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.
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: They Who Were 8
In They Who Were 8, players are competing bards recounting the glorious (or inglorious) tales of their gods. However, they are playing favorites...
Board in the Stacks: Pocket Madness
Pocket Madness (BGG, Amazon) is a funky little filler card game from Passport Games for 2 – 4 players which plays in 30 minutes. It is inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos cycle of books and stories by H.P. Lovecraft. In the game, each player is delving into the adorably dark mysteries of the void and … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Pocket Madness
Board in the Stacks: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a minimalist game of bluffing and secrecy set on the damaged research ship -- the SELVA. All systems are down and the entire ship is dark. Captain and crew are trying to make their way to escape pods and an unknown, alien virus is transforming the crew … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
Board in the Stacks: Celestia
In Celestia (Amazon, BGG), you and your crew of adventures are aboard an aircraft traveling through the cloud cities of Celestia. Your goal is to collect the treasures from each city which grow in grandeur the further you travel. The group is a discordant bunch and you were unable to choose just one person to … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Celestia
Board games for two humans
When only two humans are available, these are the best games to play!
Board in the Stacks: The Ravens of Thri Sahashri
The Ravens of Thri Sahashri is a tarot-sized, 2 player, cooperative card game with some legacy elements thrown in for added spice. In the game you alternate between playing the psychic Feth and the terminally unconscious Ren. Feth will build a tableau of cards for Ren to choose from and, communicating only through card play, … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: The Ravens of Thri Sahashri