Tag Archives: Family games

Surviving the Purge: Indigo (Game Review by Brandon Kempf)

Designer: Reiner Knizia Artists: Eckhard Freytag, Walter Pepperle, Stefan Wingen & Betty Yao Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH Players 2-4 Time: 30 Minutes Plays: 22 By 2013, my family and I were playing a lot more board games. It had become … Continue reading

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Cabo Deluxe Edition (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designers: Mandy Henning, Melissa Limes Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: > 5 (On a review copy.) Cabo is a fast-playing card game designed by Mandy Henning and Melissa Limes.  … Continue reading

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The Mind (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Publisher: NSV Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 20 Minutes Times Played: > 5 The Mind is a newly-released cooperative card game from publisher Nurnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag (NSV) and designer Wolfgang Warsch.  The Mind sold out … Continue reading

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Bärenpark (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Publisher: Lookout, Mayfair Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: > 5 In Bärenpark, you enter the business of building a zoological park of bears.  The game is centered around polyominoes … Continue reading

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Review of Escape Room The Game – Welcome to Funland | Escape Room The Game – Murder Mystery (NO SPOILERS)

Escape Room The Game [OG Review] is a cooperative “escape the room” game from Spin Master Ltd. that was released in 2016. The base game contains four different Adventures for teams to explore and experience. Plays must work together to solve several puzzles before time runs out. Verifying that each puzzle has been solved correctly requires the use of an electronic Chrono Decoder and associated Keys. The Chrono Decoder is unique to this game system and is used in several ways, including: it’s the game timer, it contains various ciphers needed to solve puzzles, and it verifies the code – entered by inserting Keys into the device – for each part of the Adventure. Shortly after the release of Escape Room The Game, two separate expansion packs were also released for the game: Welcome to Funland (Difficulty 3.5/5) and
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Kingdomino (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Bruno Cathala Publisher: Blue Orange Games, Pegasus Spiele, Others Players: 2 – 4 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 15-20 Minutes Times Played: > 10 I love family-weight strategy games, but so far, there haven’t been many that have stood … Continue reading

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