Author: Kevin Billman

Roleplaying Games

Weave Review

Publisher: Monocle Society Game Type: (Worker Placement, Dice Drafting, Etc.) Designer: Kyle Kinkade Initial Year of Release: 2017 Artist: Brianna Johnson Theme and What is It? Weave is a dice-driven narrative storytelling system that enables groups to role-play with minimal preparation time published by Monocle…
Board Game Reviews

OK Play Review

Publisher: Big Potato Game Type: Abstract, Connect Five Designer: N/A Initial Year of Release: 2016 Artist: Ben Drummond Artist: Zoe Lee Theme and What is It? OK Play is a compact connect five game for two to four players, built for ease of transport.  Can…
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Samara Review

Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games Game Type: Time Management, Worker Placement Designer: CornĂ© van Moorsel Initial Year of Release: 2015 (TMG 2016) Artist: Philip Kustov Artist: Josh T. McDowell Theme and What is It? The village of Samara is looking to grow.  Two to five players…
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Viral Review

Publisher: Arcane Wonders Game Type: Area Control, Hand Management, Simultaneous Action Selection Designer: Gil d'Orey Initial Year of Release: 2017 Designer: Antonio Sousa Lara Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski Theme and What is It? You are a virus.  Having just infected a patient you must now spread…
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Joraku Review

Theme and What is It? With the Ashikaga shogunate in decline, Japan is rife with division as the many Daimyo fight for control.  Take control of your army and, through an interesting mix of trick-taking and area control mechanisms, defeat every Daimyo standing in your…