Time for another game review. Today I am reviewing a fairly new game, My Little Scythe. I'm not going to lie, I have never played the regular Scythe and I mainly bought this game because it is super cute and I thought that the minis would be fun to paint! Not that I have gotten a chance to paint them yet but hopefully soon! So the spouse and I finally got the chance to play recently. Set up is easy. Instructions are pretty concise and clear. This is a very simple and easy game to play. I think that the dynamics will change and the game will be a bit more challenging with more than 2 players, but we only had two players at the time. This is a great game for younger players I think, I can't wait for my almost 4 year old nieces to get a bit older so that I can play with them. From what I understand of the original Scythe, this is a much shorter game and much friendlier. Not that there is not some strategy involved in this game. Over all a really fun, light game. And the minis are too cute for words. 3.5/5 stars!
It's time for another game review, this time for a game that I have been waiting to purchase for awhile, Stuffed Fables. I got to play part of this game awhile back, but didn't get a chance to purchase it and then it went out of stock not only at my local game store, but at their suppliers as well. So at long last it came back in stock and I have gotten to play out a whole story or two now and I love this game. First off, the design of the game is pretty cool. The "game board" is actually a story book, with spaces to move but also with a story to be read aloud with it. As you make decisions and pass or fail your missions, you end up creating more of the story. The premise is that the toys of a little girl come to life at night to protect her from nightmares. The other thing that is pretty cool about this game are the minis, they are awesome and cute and I can't wait to paint them! Game play and set up are pretty easy and the game is super fun and imaginative! The author in me really enjoys the story line that goes with this game. The only down side is that the rule book could be more concise and give clearer rules, it can be a little vague but we still figured everything out. Still it gets 4.5 stars out of 5! A great game and highly recommended.
So I have been piling up some new (to me at least) games lately and am finally getting a chance to play them, that means its time for some game reviews. Today I am reviewing Santorini which came highly recommended to me from someone at my local game store (Ettin Games and Hobbies for those of you in the Albuquerque area).
Santorini is a very quick and easy game. It didn't take long to learn the rules at all and we managed to fit 3 games in a short of amount of time. The game is very visually stunning (see the picture below) as you actually build the game in 3D. The artwork is super cute (which was one of the reasons I was drawn to it) and with changing strategy based on what cards you draw and how you and your fellow player(s) choose to play, there is a lot of replay-ability. This is a fun two to three player game where you try to be the first player to build a three story building for your god. There are different Greek gods in the deck and each offer you different abilities. It's as simple as that really. This is a great game to play when you need something light and not too time consuming, but that still requires strategy. As my husband and I play a lot of games at night after he gets off work late, I have a feeling this will be getting a lot of play. For the ease to learn, prettiness, fun had while playing, short amount of time needed to get a game in, and the chance to replay multiple times with different strategies 4/5. I highly recommend this game if you are interested!
Some of you who read this blog might know that my husband and I are both pretty big game nerds. If you didn't know that before, well now you do. That means from time to time I like to take time to review new games or games new to me here on my blog. Games are a pretty big part of my life and they are something that I want to share with my readers.
The moment that I saw the box for Barker's Row I knew this was a game I would love. The art work is whimsical and hello I am all about anything circus related. This is a fun game where you only add to the fun by getting in character. What you do it you and the other people playing are Barkers, people trying to get the circus goers to come into your stands and see you freakish displays. It's a blast to shout about "the miraculous, gruesome, horrifying..." creature on your card. The game mechanics are easy, though I found it best to learn the game through a Youtube tutorial as the actual instructions were a little confusing. It's quite simple, you pick cards that allow you to play attractions in your hand. Each attraction you play allows you to add two meeples to your stands. (These are some of the coolest meeples of any game I have ever played.) Some attractions have special abilities that will allow you to fill your stands faster. The first player to fill there stands wins. That's pretty much it. I have only played a two player game thus far, which was rather quick to finish. My husband took a commanding lead at first, but the game seems to have mechanics that even play out and it ended up being pretty close at the end. I really want to try this in a four player situation as I think it will just add to the drama and role playing of the game.
I really enjoyed Barker's Row and think that this is going to make it into a pretty regular rotation of game play at my house. Easy to learn and play. Cool look to the game. 4/5 stars for this one!
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