Reviews

Title Title Comment Post date Rating
The Voyages of Marco Polo 2 more!

Me & Tzeyu will be there, too - thx! :-)
I'll bring another copy in case we need a 2nd table.

Wed, 2016-05-11 09:19
De Vulgari Eloquentia Great!

I was just in Rome and almost bought this - seemed appropriate to play there. I'm looking forward to learning how to play! (may have +1, too)

Wed, 2015-07-01 16:57
Delorean not included: a review of Temporum Good review!

I agree with most parts and while I was working on a nice strategy, the game was over before I could implement it. But it is nice and short, so it's a good filler that doesn't need the large box. I suspect an expansion could really add to further depth, not so different from Dominion expansions. I also like having some pre-set timelines instead of randomizing each time.

Fri, 2015-03-27 15:28
Viticulture Wine is optional!

This is an excellent game to play with a glass of wine or two in keeping with the theme and enjoyment of the game. :-)

Wed, 2015-03-18 12:19
Review: Samurai Spirit Good and accurate review, but I still like it

While I don't disagree with the main points in Scott's review, I would give it a higher rating (3 out of 5 = I like it). There's that feeling that if I only made the right decision at one step that we could have saved the town. Since it's a short game, I don't mind playing it over and over, and Bauza has hinted that there is a deeper strategy hidden within. I don't know if it's this challenge that keeps me wanting to come back again or just wanting to actually win a full game in different scenarios (eg. different numbers of players). (Not so different from Ghost Stories, which I love.) Or it's just that I haven't played it 30 times like Scott has. :-)

Tue, 2015-01-13 10:26
Greetings from our new Teacher Outreach Coordinator! Welcome aboard, Michael!

So glad you're a part of our great Spielbound team! I look forward to more blog posts, events for teachers, and having a more engaged group of teachers like you working together!

Wed, 2014-11-12 15:05
One Night Ultimate Werewolf Best party game for 5-10 players!

We have played Ultimate Werewolf for several years - it's the best implementation of the Mafia/Werewolf game mechanic. One Night is the great response to playing werewolf without payer elimination (ie. no one has to leave the room/table) and a round is played within a few minutes. I HIGHLY recommend using the free smartphone app when playing this game and playing around a table where everyone can sit/stand and keep their cards accessible. If you like this game, I also recommend Resistance, Coup, and One Night Werewolf Day Break.

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:54
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Freedom: The Underground Railroad Count me in

Hi Warren - I'd love to learn how to play1

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:32
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Still figuring it out

Hi Geoff, this will be our first week of having demos and I don't know if there's a good way for people to sign up/register for them. If you're coming from so far away, I think it makes sense to be able to register, though members will have priority. No $ needed to be part of the demo and play what is being taught. For most times, it's $5 for a day pass, ~$20 for a month, and ~$150 for a year. We're still finalizing our fees for this based on the feedback we got from Kickstarter, but all membership comes with extra bonuses, including additional 2 day passes per month to share with your friends (an annual membership would start with 24 free passes, a $120 value). Thanks for your interest!

Sat, 2014-08-30 00:27
Nothing Personal Not a game to take things, ahem, personally

This Kickstarter game launched in 2013 with huge online support because of the creators, famous for their board game video blog, Dice Tower. The quality of the game (at least this Kickstarter version) is very impressive. You can tell since the box is very heavy! The phases are clear and the cards and art are easy to understand. The only question we sometimes had was on the order the new crime family positions were taken. With only 5 rounds, it's surprising that it still takes 2 hours to play - just depends on how much diplomacy. "I'll take down this guy if you take down this one? I'll pay you to not take out my gal here" Working together at times to not let anyone take too strong a lead keeps the final score usually close (though my 2nd game I was last with half the points of the winner).
Overall, very good game for 3-5 players with great theme and fun back and forth!

Wed, 2014-01-08 09:35
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