Tag Archives: Cooperative Games

Last Bastion (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Antoine Bauza Artist: Nastya Lehn & Pero Publisher: Repos Productions Players: 2-4 Players Time: 45-60 minutes  Times Played: 6 Back in October, Dale took a “First Look at Last Bastion”. I am going to give a bit of a … Continue reading

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Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 (Game Review by Chris Wray) (Spoiler Free)

Designer: Rob Daviau, Matt Leacock Publisher: Z-Man (U.S.) Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 14 and Up Time: 60 Minutes Per Game, Campaign Takes 12-24 Games Times Played: 20 (Full Campaign) Pandemic Legacy first took the boardgame world by storm back … Continue reading

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Mole Rats in Space (Game Review)

          Designer: Matt Leacock         Publishers: Peaceable Kingdom         Players: 2-4         Time: 10-30 minutes (if this is taking you 30 minutes, you’re playing it wrong)         Ages: 7+         Games Played: 8 (with a review copy provided by Peaceable Kingdom) I could only assume/guess/surmise … Continue reading

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Review of Escape Room The Game (NO SPOILERS)

“Escape room game [in a box]” has apparently become the hot new board game genre of 2016. From virtual versions dating as far back as 1988 to real world escape rooms being created around 2006, it seems inevitable that a hybrid version of the concept would find its way into the growing board game hobby. Cooperative puzzle games have always been of great interest to many people and capturing the escape room feeling in a box that can be played anywhere is an exciting evolution.

There are already a handful of “escape room in a box” games available and Escape Room The Game is latest having been released in late 2016 in the USA by Spin Master Games. However, there are a couple key differences that set it apart from the previous games. First of all, Escape Room The Game contains not just a single escape room game, but four different Adventures that have varying difficulties and all look, feel, and play slightly different. Secondly, the game utilizes a unique electronic “Chrono Decoder” around which the game unfolds. It also helps pull the players further into the game so that they are anchored more to the game and the make believe “room” being created rather than arbitrary location where the game is being played. Continue reading

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Pandemic Iberia (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Matt Leacock, Jesus Torres Castro Publisher: Z-Man Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: 5 (with 2-5 Players) Pandemic Iberia made its debut at Essen 2016, receiving a much wider release in … Continue reading

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Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment (SPOILER FREE)

How to play Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment is quite easy; just open the box, read the rules, choose a leader, start a countdown timer, solve the puzzles, open the locks and then win (hopefully). It’s that easy! In all seriousness, setting up the game and learning how to play is very quick and easy since there are only six rules along with a few “Tips for Success.”

Actually playing the game is not quite as easy, but it’s a whole lot of fun! Once the “Rule” panel is removed, the game has started and the clock is ticking… Continue reading

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