Tl;dr: Hanabi

Tl;dr: Hanabi

As a totally non-biased reviewer whose favorite couple’s game is totally not this right now, you don’t even need to read the review since you should just get this game. Unless you already own the game and just want my opinion. That’s acceptable.read more

Tl;dr: Animal Upon Animal

Tl;dr: Animal Upon Animal

Animal Upon Animal is a very light dexterity game where you balance wooden animals on top of each other. You roll the dice to determine what you have to do on each turn, and the first person to successfully balance all their animals wins! Whet your appetite on our short review and stay tuned for the full review soon!read more

Tl;dr: Forbidden Island

Tl;dr: Forbidden Island

The first of our Tl;dr series of shorter reviews, here we do a quick comparison of Forbidden Island to Pandemic. Find out which we like to play more and be on the lookout for the longer review of Forbidden Island soon!read more

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Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island is a light cooperative game which places you and your adventure-seeking friends on an ever sinking island. In your ever-astute wisdom, you all decide to grab the treasure before fleeing in one of your multiple helicopters…but don’t worry, you can somehow restore any part of the island that’s flooded to its gloriously dry state. A little far-fetched, maybe, but definitely a fun little filer and a great stepping stone game for learning mechanics common in much more complicated games. If you’re thinking about Pandemic or even Defenders of the Realm and haven’t played many other games yet, you might want to try Forbidden Island first to see if you like the style.read more

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Ticket to Ride: Europe

Ticket to Ride is a commonly recommended “gateway game,” meaning a game used to introduce people to new mechanics and deeper gameplay than childhood staples such as Monopoly, Clue, or Sorry, to name a few. Is its popularity well deserved? Let’s take a look!read more

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Lords of Waterdeep

Lords of Waterdeep is a fairly new worker placement game that has received a lot of praise from the community. The mechanics are simple to grasp, the theme is light and fun, and the art is pretty nice too. All of this combines into what I feel makes a great gateway game. If you’re trying to get your friends into heavier games, this would be a good place to start. It has the D&D name on the box, but it doesn’t really have too much to do with D&D and shouldn’t scare you away if you’re not into that sort of thing.read more

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Hanabi

Hanabi is a card game with one major difference – you can see other players’ hands, but not your own. As a co-op game, you work together with the other players to deduce what cards you have in your hand, when and if you can play them, and how many points you can get before the deck runs out.read more