Reviews

Reviews of casual board games.

Potions. Deception. Magical apothecary powers. Apotheca, by Knapsack Games, is an upcoming casual strategy game that takes a simple pattern matching mechanic and adds to it a mystical theme and detailed artwork.

You are a mage at the Arcane Academy trying to trap all kinds of mystical and magical creatures. Using your expert spell blending skills, you must cast the best spells to capture the most creatures and earn the title of Master Capturer.

If you prefer to see your dice combos rather than counting them, Doodle Dice may be the game for you. This game by Jax Ltd. makes classic dice combo games more accessible to kids and families.

Who doesn’t love infomercials? I personally can’t get enough of those late night salesmen pitching the latest gimmick and promising not 1, not 2, but 3 great gifts if I call right now. Or…maybe not. But if you have the inkling to pitch your own gimmicky products, you can always try But Wait, There’s More!

What's my favorite dice color? Blue! No...green! No...wait, I just can't decide. So I might as well just use these shiny new Halfsies Dice, which merge two colors into each individual die. Cool concept!

"I totally 'dig' it!!" Allow me to introduce Gold Mine, an entry from Stratus Games that explores the interactions between players in a cooperative/competitive game of gathering gold.

In this Closet Report, our attention turns to an elegant and soon-to-be classic board game, Qin, an easy-to-play, easy to understand game of matching wits.

Niya, by Blue Orange Games, is a small strategy game that adds a twist and depth to the common game mechanic of lining up patterns. Within a few moments we had the game set up and knew the rules, and gameplay was fast yet thoughtful.

Othello: this easy-to-play, easy to understand game of field control and strategic overturn captures the attention and challenges players in fast-paced decision-making. Let's take a closer look.

Two abstract strategy games by FoxMind, Four in a Square and Six, allow players to best their opponent in a head-on match of strategy. Let's take a closer look at both of these fun casual games.

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