Family Faire

Family Friendly games are as important to gaming as the more robust adult oriented games, after all, it is how we teach our kids to love gaming.

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…

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…

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…

Cobra Paw by Bananagrams Review

Publisher: Bananagrams Designer: Derek Watson Artist: Laura Incatasciato Game Type: Dexterity, Trick Taking Initial Year of Release: 2017 Theme and What is It? I need to preface this entire review with one statement; I do not like dexterity games. I just don't find them interesting…

King Frog by BrainGames Review

Publisher: Brain Games Designer: Dennis Kirps Designer: Gunter Burkhardt Artist: Gediminas Akelaitis Game Type: Dice, Blocking, Racing Initial Year of Release: 2017 Brain Games MeepleGamers 2017 Holiday Giveaway Theme and What is It? Programming in a kids game. Brain Games seems to like games that…

Reef Route by BrainGames Review

Publisher: Brain Games Designer: Arpad Fritsche Artist: Dovydas Ciuplys Game Type: Dice, Blocking, Racing Initial Year of Release: 2017 Brain Games MeepleGamers 2017 Holiday Giveaway Theme and What is It? Programming in a kids game. If you were to ask me about this idea, prior…

Woo-Hoo! by BrainGames Review

Publisher: Brain Games Designer: Matthias Kauffman Artist: Gediminas Akelaitis Game Type: dice, race, set collection Initial Year of Release: 2017 Brain Games MeepleGamers 2017 Holiday Giveaway Theme and What is It? As with many family board games designed with the younger crowd in mind, the…

Gen Con 50 Top 10

Gen Con 50 MeepleGamers had a very successful GenCon. We met with over 500 people, over five days that managed to be both very short and very long at the same time.  We have thought and thought on how best to compile the list of…

Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game Review

Publisher: Fabricate.IO Designer: Todd Medema and Scott Martin III Artist: Scott Martin III Game Type: Roleplaying, Dice Rolling, Card Play Initial Year of Release 2016 Theme and What is it? Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game is a lightweight system for facilitating 20-60 minute roleplaying adventure…
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