Board Game Reviews

The Meeple Gamers review tabletop, board and card games.

Century: Spice Road Review

Publisher: Plan B Games Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Game Type: Card Game, Economic Artist: Fernanda Suárez Artist: David Richards Initial Year of Release: 2017 Theme and What is It? Century: Spice Road is the first installment of a three part series from Plan B games. The…

5 Minute Chase – Review

Publisher: Board & Dice Game Type: Tile Placement, Pattern Matching, Speed Designer: Dave Neale Designer: Anthony Proietti Initial Year of Release: 2018 Artist: Pawel Niziolek Theme and What is it? There’s been a jail break and the chase is on. In this two-player real time game…

Racoon Tycoon by Forbidden Games: Kickstarter Preview

Publisher: Forbidden Games Game Type: Economic, market, bidding, engine building Designer: Glenn Drover Initial Year of Release: 2018 (2019) Artist: Jacoby O'Connor Artist: Annie Stegg Gerard Theme and What is it? Raccoon's in the wild are naturally inclined to market manipulation. We all know and…

Orcs Must Die – Review

Publisher: Petersen Games Game Type: Resource Management, Variable Hero Powers, Dice Chucker, Co-operative Designer: Sandy Petersen Initial Year of Release: 2016 Artist: Rich Fleider Theme and What is it? The castle is under siege. The enemy is pouring in. All that stands between the castle’s…

Fae by Z-Man Games Review

Publisher: Z-Man Games Game Type: Abstract Strategy, Bluffing, Deduction, Area Control Designer: Leo Colovini Initial Year of Release: 2018 Artist: Atha Kanaani Artist: Bree Lindsoe Artist: Dan Gerlach Artist: Samuel R. Shimota Theme and What is It? Fae is a re-theme of the game, Clans.…

Untold: Adventures Await Review

Publisher: Hub Games Game Type: Storytelling, Family Designer: John Fiore, Rory O'Conner Initial Year of Release: 2017 Artist: Rob Dalton, Winnie Shek Theme and What is It? Untold is a cooperative storytelling adventure powered by Rory’s Story Cubes.  Players take the roles of heroes in…

Touria Review

Publisher:R & R Games Publisher: Huch! Game Type: Action Selection, Pick up and Deliver Designer: Inka Brand Designer: Markus Brand Designer: Michael Rieneck Initial Year of Release: 2016 Artist: Klemens Franz Theme and What is it? The prince and princess have come of age. The…

Kingdom Run by Ankama Review

Publisher: Ankama Games Game Type: Dice Chucker, Race, Anthropomorphism Designer: Eric Claviere Initial Year of Release: 2018 Artist: Jiahui Eva Gao Theme and What is it? Mini people with big heads, the Ankama trademark character racing through a dice chucker. I will warn you ahead…