Rainforest City Review | Board Game Quest

For most of my life, I’ve lived in the suburbs where wildlife is a feral cat or birds. I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of summer vacations camping at the mountains and beaches of Southern California. So I’ve always enjoyed the great outdoors and have a fond appreciation of nature. Nature is awe-inspiring … Read more

Walkie Talkie Review | Board Game Quest

Party games are a rarity on my gaming table, doubly true since the start of the pandemic. It’s just not often that I have 4+ players to test them out and party games also rarely work well under that player count. However, that’s not always the case. Occasionally one pops up that actually works well … Read more

Oak and Iron Review | Board Game Quest

Take a step back to the 1600s and 1700s with me. It was a time when tall-masted wooden sailing ships ruled the seas. An era of pirates, imperial expansion, and broadside shots. The age of sail has always been a fascination for me so I’ve long wanted to try Oak and Iron from Firelock Games. … Read more

Concordia Digital Review | Board Game Quest

Origins 2017. I’ve made quick friends with some fellow early-rising board gamers. We’ve dubbed ourselves the “8am Heavy Euro” group. During the show, we managed to play Kanban, Railroad Revolution, and Navegador in the mornings before the exhibit hall even opened. And at 8am on the final day of Origins I was introduced to Concordia. … Read more

Savannah Park Review | Board Game Quest

Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling’s homes must be just absolutely covered in tiles they’ve used in prototyping. They’ve designed countless tile laying games. Hex tiles, square tiles, round tiles. Tiles with animals. Floor tiles. They are really the tiling experts. Savannah Park is another in their discography. Simple to learn, family weight, and covered in … Read more

Battletech Beginner Box Review | Board Game Quest

In 1985, a now-defunct publisher created a skirmish game of giant mechs called Battletech: A Game of Armored Combat. I’m guessing at the time, they had no idea it would survive another 35+ years in a variety of different editions. Today, the current publisher of Battletech is Catalyst Games. A few years ago they helped … Read more

Clever Cubed Review | Board Game Quest

Rolling dice, making check marks, seeing if you can make more checkmarks, repeat. If you’ve played That’s Pretty Clever or Twice as Clever, you’re familiar with how a simple concept can lead to a decently engaging experience of trying to figure out how to maximize your score by picking the right dice at the right … Read more

The Dark Quarter Preview | Board Game Quest

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Welcome to New Orleans, circa 1980. It’s a city of music, magic, and delicious food. Award-winning publishers Lucky Duck Games and Van Ryder Games have teamed up to bring us The Dark Quarter. It’s a … Read more

All Time Wrestling Preview | Board Game Quest

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. This post was a paid preview, you can find out more information here. Despite its popularity and seemingly board game friendly elements, professional wrestling has never really had a standout strategy game. Well, All Time … Read more

Undaunted Reinforcements Expansion Review | Board Game Quest

It’s hard to believe that it was only 2019 when Undaunted: Normandy surprised us all with an excellent 2 player, deck-building war game. Its mechanics were both unique and deeply engaging, so it’s no surprise that it was quickly followed up with the award-winning Undaunted: North Africa. That stand alone expansion not only took the … Read more