Today I’d like to discuss gateway games. But what are they? The most simplistic definition I’ve seen is that gateway games are games that draw in non-gamers. That’s a very specific definition, though, and gateway games can do a lot more than that. At their most basic, gateway games can attract people that are new to … More Gateway Games – Portals to the New
I’m a gamer, obviously. I have played video games since I was young, and, as I get older, board gaming is more in the limelight (even though, as I write this, I’m in the middle of playing Hearthstone, lol). But, I’m also a person who is very into the social justice realm of things. I … More Why is Inclusivity Important for Gaming?
Game: Love Letter Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Designer: Seiji Kanai Main Game Mechanisms: Social Deduction, Bluffing Number of Players: 2 to 4 Game Time: 20m Description: In Love Letter, you’re trying to get your love letter to the princess. The difficulty is that she’s locked in her tower so you have to rely on various characters … More ~500 Review – Love Letter
Hope everyone is having a ton of fun on International Table Top Day! The Fluffy Meeple and her partner are with friends in Baltimore! Check out pics on Instagram (@openseatgaming) and Twitter (@openseatgaming or @FluffyMeeple).
Game: Clank! Sunken Treasure Board Game Publisher: Dire Wolf Digital, Renegade Game Studios. Designer: Paul Dennen Main Game Mechanisms: Deck Building, Dungeon Crawl, Push-Your-Luck Number of Players: 1 to 4 (1 player version is available on the Renegade app). Game Time: 30 to 60 minutes Description: I know, I’m cheating a bit, but check out the description … More ~500 Review – Clank! Sunken Treasures
I have another unboxing today! This time it’s for Zephyr: Winds of Change by Portal Dragon. Box front and back! Love the steampunk vibe/theme in this game. Box insert. It’s sized so that each well is as tall as the large cards are wide (when inside the plastic bags that come with). Everything in the … More A Solitary Unboxing – Zephyr: Winds of Change
I’m so excited to share an unboxing (via pictures) with you today for a game that I have been looking forward to receiving for AGES: Too Many Bones by Chip Theory Games!! I’m an all-in sort of person when it comes to Kickstarter so I got the base game and every possible add-on. This is … More A Solitary Unboxing – Too Many Bones
Disclaimer: At the time I am writing this, I have played both the base game and expansion. This review only includes my opinions about the base game, and I will be writing a ~500 review on the expansion within the next week. ~Fluffy Meeple Game: Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure Publisher: Dire Wolf Digital, Renegade Game Studios. Designer: Paul Dennen Main … More Ramble Review – Clank!
Part 1; Part 2 Today I complete the discussion of the character packs by touching on the final packs, the Ranger and Fighter. Ranger Starting Health: 58 Once per turn ability: Look at the top three cards of your deck. You may put up to two of them into your discard pile, then put the … More Hero Realms Character Packs – Unique But Not Equal, Part 3
Part 1 Today I continue the discussion of the Hero Realms character packs by talking about the wizard and thief classes! Wizard Starting Health: 50 Once per turn ability: -1 health, draw a card. Once per game ability: Deal four damage to target player and to each of their champions (Guards do not protect against … More Hero Realms Character Packs – Unique But Not Equal, Part 2