British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon and discovers evidence of a previously unknown civilization. The scientific establishment baulks at this discovery and mock him. Percy, unperturbed, returns to the jungle to prove his case. He is never to be seen again. This is where The Lost City of Z by David Grann drops the story and where The Lost Expedition picks it back up.
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
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
In They Who Were 8, players are competing bards recounting the glorious (or inglorious) tales of their gods. However, they are playing favorites...
Islebound has a simple premise. You are a ship’s captain striving to gain renown through the exploration and manipulation of a series of islands near your home port. Your story will be punctuated by pirates, sea monsters, and a diverse crew skilled in the ways of the sea. This is not the only story being … Continue reading Board in the Stacks: Islebound
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
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
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
When only two humans are available, these are the best games to play!
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