Board Game

Bärenpark

  • 2-4
  • 45m

My rating: 7.5

A game from the designer behind Cacao and Imhotep, both very popular board games with a very simple set rules. This time it’s again the same, but also a totally different game. Build a theme park, where the theme is bears. Combine good old Tetris with card board, and some neat rules, and you’ve got Bärenpark – or Bear Park.

Capital Lux

  • 2-4
  • -

My rating: 7.5

A simple game or a something more complex? Aporta Games is back with a small-box game, that packs a lot of entertainment. Designers Eilif Svensson and Kristian A. Østby has designed yet another game together. Let’s see if they can continue their trend of good games.

Black Orchestra (2016) by Game Salute

  • 1-5
  • 75m

My rating: 5

Nazi germany, World War II. Even though the country is united against the world, there are those inside who are not pleased with the direction the country has taken and wants to eliminate Hitler from power. Can you manage to do what history failed?

Mystic Vale

  • 2-4
  • 60m

My rating: 8


Deck builders are so yesterday, now we build the cards individually instead. Check out this game from AEG, where you always have 20 cards. But, not the same cards. Well, they are the same, only different.

Xia: Legends of a Drift System

  • 3-5
  • 180m

My rating: 7.5

Space is vast, and somewhere out there, there’s a star called Xia. Its galaxy is filled with opportunity. Harvest, become an officer of the law, trade, or exploit others. Cody Miller has made Xia: Legend of a Drift System, a game where you choose your own path, and there are many to choose from.

Diamant

  • 3-8
  • 20m

My rating: 8


Dare you venture far into the caves, ignore the dangers and getting rich along the way? A fair warning to you: if you get too greedy, you’ll lose everything! But, you might also be the richest of them all!

I’m checking out Diamant from designers Alan R. Moon and Bruno Faidutti. This edition is from iELLO games and might not be available everywhere. But for a game that is equal in gameplay, only components that differs, check out Incan Gold.

Captive

  • 1-1
  • -

My rating: 8

Your daughter is walking home from school. All of a sudden, a van stops next to her and takes her in. The demands are given and you are to meet at a mansion with a lot of money. But it’s not just about the money, as you’ll soon find out.

This is a “Choose your own adventure” from Blue Orange, but instead of a book, it’s a comic.