Introduction Decrypto is quick word game where teams attempt to relay information out loud to each other using coded clues without allowing the opposing team to “intercept” or figure out their message. Setup and Gameplay Each team has an upright dashboard with four red-screened windows numbered 1-4. In each window they tuck a card so … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Decrypto
IELLO is diving into the realm of Cthulhu with Mountains of Madness; a quirky, cooperative party game from designer Rob Daviau. The game draws inspiration from the H.P. Lovecraft novel, At the Mountains of Madness, focusing on the events of an ill-fated Miskatonic University expedition to Antarctica as adventurers are driven slowly mad by exposure … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Mountains of Madness
Everything is getting too crowded. You thought you had enough room but you are, after all, bunnies and you've proliferated yourself into an environmental catastrophe. Now to survive, you need to expand into new lands to build a new BUNNY KINGDOM.
The Legend of the Wendigo is a werewolf-styled social deduction game for 2-6 children aged 6+ from Iello Games. In this “lighter” themed version, the Chipmunk Scouts are out telling stories around the campfire and, unbeknownst to anyone, the legendary Wendigo is lurking in the shadows. Each night the Wendigo returns to camp and steals … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: The Legend of the Wendigo
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
Welcome to the beautiful prefecture of Kanagawa (BGG, Amazon)! You are all students at Katsushika Hokusai's art school and hope to create your own masterwork through the teachings of the great master himself. The publisher of Kanagawa, Iello, provides some of the best art direction in the board game industry. Iello games look and feel … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Kanagawa