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!
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
Board in the Stacks: Holmes: Sherlock and Mycroft
In Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft (BGG, Amazon), the famously super-smart brothers Sherlock and Mycroft are investigating an explosion in Parliament. But like most siblings, they couldn’t possibly work together and are competing against each to be the first to crack the case. Time is limited and they have one week to search and find clues, … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Holmes: Sherlock and Mycroft
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: The Mysterious Forest
The Mysterious Forest (BBG, Amazon) from Iello may be one of the few memory games I actually enjoy. The game is inspired by the digital graphic novel series, The Wormwood Saga, by Daniel Lieske. It plays 2-4 humans aged 6+ and plays in 10-30 minutes. The players work together to help Jonas, our young protagonist, … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: The Mysterious Forest