Quick Takes: Game Devs of Color Expo 2021 Direct

Game Devs of Color Expo was this weekend and so many great creators got to share their work and insight. They had an Indie Showcase Direct that shared a bunch of games and here are my quick takes on them based on the showcase.

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A Little Wordy Review

A Little Wordy is a two-person tile game where you must use your tiles to create a secret word and then use different clue questions to guess your opponent’s secret word. But be careful, because you need to have the most points to win. This game is from the creators of Exploding Kittens, and I wanted to share my review with you.

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Aroma Review

Aroma – A Game of Essence is a board game that utilizes essential oils in its gameplay to create a new experience for gamers. With four different game modes at varying player counts, there are numerous ways to put your sense of smell to the test.

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MonsDRAWsity Review

MonsDRAWsity is a drawing-based game where a witness will have to memorize as much about the monster they see in a short amount of time. The witness then has to describe what they saw without a reference to the sketch artists. The artist whose drawing is closest to the mysterious creature is the winner. I got to play this game over the holidays with my family and want to share my experience with you!

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Villainous Review

Villainous is a board game all about the villains of Disney. You get to play one of these villains and are competing to finish your objective before the other villains, but heroes can block your way. I have had this game for a long time and finally played it so here is my review.

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Board Games for Cat Lovers

I am very, very much a cat person to the point where if I was an animal it would most definitely be a cat. And I have found that board games are also cat people as there are so many with cat themes out there. So here is a collection of them if you love both cats and board games.

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Board Games By Black Designers You Should Play

With Black Lives Matter on everyone’s minds, I want to highlight and share various things from Black creators to amplify them and their work. While I found many lists for things like books and video games, I couldn’t find one for board games. So I have curated one myself.

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Board Games for Extroverts

If you’ve been around for a while, you will have seen my series of posts that are game recommendations for different personality identifiers, like zodiac sign and Myers-Briggs. One identifier that is certainly one of the most popular is extrovert and introvert. So let’s fix that shall we?

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Aeon’s End: War Eternal Review

Gravehold remains the last bastion of The World That Was. As the otherworldly incursions from the creatures known only as The Nameless intensify, a cadre of strange survivors emerges from the void itself. Will they be Gravehold’s salvation or its undoing?

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Christmas Lights Review

In Christmas Lights, a card game from 25th Century Games, you are trying to put together the perfect string of lights. The catch, however, is that you can’t see what bulbs you have. Plus there are different events that could help or hurt you on your quest for the best light display.

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Board Games for Video Gamers

While there are some of us gamers that cross between video and board, others have their sides. So in an effort to get gamers to cross sides a bit, I have decided to do some recommendations. This post focuses on great board games for video gamers to try.

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Game of Queens Review

One day while wandering the games section of a Barnes and Noble, I spied this on the shelf. As someone who does enjoy RuPaul’s Drag Race and the art of drag in general, I decided to give it a go myself. Will Game of Queens be safe or will I ask it to sashay away?

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Board Games for Non-Gamers

If you’re a fan of board games, you know how hard it can be to get others to play games with you if they don’t also enjoy board games or their extent of games is Cards Against Humanity and Monopoly. However, there are some great games to help you on your quest to play games with your non-gaming friends. Continue reading

Pumpkin Patch: Bad Seeds Review

I was given an opportunity to play and review a new game, Pumpkin Patch: Bad Seeds, from Brouhaha Games. The aesthetic and theme of this game really caught my eye, but does everything else live up to that first impression? Continue reading

How To Discover New Board Games

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We really are in a board game renaissance and there are now tons and tons of new board games coming out. It’s pretty overwhelming to sift through every new game that hits a shelf, and some that only hit Kickstarter. So here is how you can start searching for new games in the great tabletop sea. Continue reading

Board Games to Play with Your Significant Other

Of course, as someone who enjoys board games, I’d love to spend the day about love playing some with a loved one. So here are some suggestions for games you can play with your partner this Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Animal Area Control, A Game from the Ashes, and Enemy Eateries: Kickstart Your Week 6

A new year means new Kickstarters to check out and help projects come to life. There are some really standout campaigns happening right now and some hidden gems as well. I pulled four of the ones I found the most intriguing to share today. Continue reading

12 Days of Gaming Recap

Once I finished my semester, I had quite a bit of free time over the holidays. So I decided it was a good time to attempt to cull the backlog of games, both board and video varieties. Now while I did manage to play games I haven’t been able to play before, this challenge didn’t exactly go as planned every day. Continue reading