Reviews

Reviews of casual board games.

How would you like to automatically receive a selection of fun casual games every month? A new service called TableTop Monthly hopes to provide just that — a subscription service for board games.

Some games blur the line between a tabletop dexterity game and a sport – Foosball and Air Hockey are both good examples, but they require expensive equipment and a lot of space.

Are you the roughest, toughest cowboy in the Wild West? Prove it! There are bandits causing havoc in town and you can earn money and power from the townsfolk by bringing them to justice.

Longhorn is a western-themed strategy game that is as smart as it is fun. Two players are pitted against one another as rival cattle thieves. Players move for their opponent, so the amount of player interaction is intense.

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.

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