Arkham Horror: The Card Game (LCG)

  • 1-2
  • 120m

My rating: 9

Stranger things are occuring in Arkham. Disappearances, reports of strange noises and creatures in the night and it’s up to you and your investigative team to find out what’s going on. This game from Fantasy Flight Games takes you into a mystery in the universe of H. P. Lovercraft.

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.

My First Stone Age

  • 2-4
  • 15m

My rating: 7


First one to build three huts is the winner! No, seriously, that’s the goal. However, there is no speed element here, only memory. That’s right, you need to activate those brain cells of yours and adapt to the changing scenery. Hey, I guess that’s kind of thematic. Here’s the children’s version of Stone Age, from Z-Man Games.

Cave Troll

  • 2-4
  • 45m

My rating: 7

“They have a cave troll!” – Boromir

And yet, here we are, playing as the troll. And heroes. And monsters. We play all the stuff. Checking out this reprinted game (originally from 2002) from Fantasy Flight Games by Tom Jolly.