Board Game Reviews

The Meeple Gamers review tabletop, board and card games.

Palace of Mad King Ludwig Review

Publisher: Bézier Games Game Type: Tile Placement Designer: Ted Alspach Initial Year of Release: 2017 Artist: Jason Boles and Stephanie Gustafsson Theme and What is it? Hear ye! Hear ye! The King is calling all of the best architects to design his world-renowned Palace. King…

Cahoots by Mayday Games Review

Publisher: Mayday Games Game Type: Trick taking, card game Designer: Jay Treat Initial Year of Release: 2018 Artist: Kevin Hill Studios Theme and What is it? You and your fellow players are in a spy's game of intrigue, where everyone is both ally and enemy.…

Review: Parfum by Queen Games

Publisher: Queen Games Game Type: Dice rolling, set collection, card drafting Designer: Marco Ruskowski, Marcel Süßelbeck Initial Year of Release: 2015 Artist: Claus Stephan Theme and What is it? You are a master perfumer from centuries ago, distilling the most titillating fragrances and creating exotic…

Review: Indulgence by Restoration Games

Publisher: Restoration Games Game Type: Trick taking Designer: Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, Initial Year of Release: 2017 Artist: Chelsea Harper Theme and What is it? Indulgence places players in the midst of the middle ages when the wealthy frequently abused the privilege of indulgence…

Taj Mahal – Z Man Games – Review

Publisher: Z-Man Games Game Type: Card Play, Drafting, Auction, Route Building Designer: Reiner Knizia Initial Year of Release: 2000 Artist: Franz Vohwinkel Theme and What is it? You are one of the Princes seeking to gain control and influence in Northwest India at the beginning…

Welcome to the Jungle Preview

Publisher: Coffee Cake Gaming, Inc. Game Type: Economic, Fighting, Territory Building Designers: Eric Cire & Cory Goonan Initial Year of Release: 2018 Artist: Charlo Nocete Theme and What is it? “Welcome to the Jungle….we’ve got fun and games….” – Guns N’ Roses As I was…

Review: Beasts of Balance by Sensible Object

Publisher: Sensible Object Game Type: Cooperative play, action/dexterity, hybrid board/video game Designer: George Buckenham, Alex Fleetwood Initial Year of Release: 2016 Artist: Tim Burrell-Saward, Lyall McCarthy, Chris Shaw Theme and What is it? In Beasts of Balance, players are celestial beings with the power to…

GenCon 2018 Top Ten

GenCon was crazy this year. MeepleGamers roamed the hall in neon green shirts, and neon orange hats. We were seen very well! Kevin, Josh and Erin (first GenCon), made the rounds, held meetings and learned a lot about what was going on in the hobby.…