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Review Roundup

Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this?
... except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they're all fixed* ... Ok, I think I got 'em.
I'm big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday is to post a Review Roundup. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Destroy BCN, Waggle Dance, Amasser Dragons, Cthulhu Realms iOS, Builders of Blankenburg, Imps Devilish Duels, Crisis, Ra, Piratoons, Star Wars: Empire Vs Rebellion, The Chicago Way, GemPacked, Animals On Board, Cry Havoc, Potion Explosion, and Klask.

Toucan Play That Game:

Destroy BCN Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Destroy BCN! by GDM Games.

Waggle Dance Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Waggle Dance by Grublin Games.

Amasser Dragons Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Amasser Dragons by ShawnSolo Games.

Board Game Quest:

Cthulhu Realms iOS Review


The goal in Cthulhu Realms is to reduce your opponent’s sanity to zero. Each player starts with an identical deck of attack cards and conjuring power (money) cards. During the game, players will be using their conjuring power to purchase cards from a central row. These cards will be added to a players deck that will not only give them more powerful cards to use, many of them will also interact with other cards played during the game. It’s these combos that will allow a player to eventually reduce their opponent’s sanity to zero.

Builders of Blankenburg Review


In Builders of Blankenburg, players vie with each other to construct the most prestigious structures of 4 different types: Civic, Commercial, Religious and Residential. They do this by obtaining and paying specific resources required to construct each structure from plans they purchased during the game.

Polyhedron Collider:

Imps Devilish Duels Kickstarter Review

Imps Devilish Duels kickstarter review

Triple Ace Games are a role playing game company, let's put that out there right at the start, their major output is rule and source books for their Leagues of Adventure and Hellfrost games, but over the last few years Triple Ace have been getting into board game development.

Two years ago they released Rocket Race, which I was a big fan of, and last year they released Halfling Feast, which I wasn't as enamoured with. Both games however, are light quick games, taking around 10 to 20 minutes and ideal to fit in between role playing game sessions or while waiting for Andy to finish wolfing down his cheesy chips with kebab meat. Imps Devilish Duels is another game to fit snugly into this niche, it plays quick, it plays light and it fits into your pocket.

Crisis Kickstarter Review

Crisis kickstarter review

The game is played out in typical worker placement style; take your little business man, complete with briefcase, and send him to negotiate a deal on your behalf. Everything from building factories and hiring workers to buying and selling goods all requires your manager to be present and of course you will be racing against the other players to ensure your manager gets in their first to secure the deal.


Auctions in the New Kingdom (a review of Ra (WindRider edition))


Ra is an auction/set collection game for two to five players. Players try to collect the highest-scoring batch of tiles over three epochs. The player with the most points wins.

Pimp My Pirate Ship (A Review of Piratoons)


Your goal is to recruit the best crew and assemble the most amazing pirate ship so that you can sail away on an adventure to unravel the legend of the Pelican’s Tooth. Is there great treasure and glory to be had? You won’t know unless you win the game and have the best ship and crew with which to chase down the truth of the legend. Of course, all of your fellow pirates want to build the best ship, too, so you’re going to have to be fast and smart to outdo them.

Calling Greedo’s Bluff (A review of Star Wars: Empire Vs Rebellion)

Empire Vs Rebellion

Star Wars: Empire Vs Rebellion is a two player card game, with elements of bluffing, deck building and hand management. It’s designed by Sebastien Gigaudaut and David Rakoto, and published by Fantasy Flight. Sheathe your lightsaber, brush off your sandy tunic and finish herding your nerfs, because it’s review time.

Meeples & Miniatures:

The Chicago Way Review


Like its predecessor, TCW takes its gameplay aesthetics from the cinema screen – as can be seen from the front cover, it draws it’s influence from the likes of The Untouchables and Lawless, to name but a few.

Board To Death TV:

GemPacked Card Game Review

GemPacked Cards is a gem-crafting, color-blending card game for 2-5 players based on the GemPacked iOS puzzle game. During each round, players use the Gemino Pip Tokens they draw to try to acquire higher level Gemino Squares and Gemino Diamonds (worth victory points) or trade for Sun or Nova cards. All cards are played face up. When the last Gemino Pip Tokens are drawn from the starting pile, each player has one remaining turn before the round ends and players tally their score.

Drive Thru Review:

Tanks: Panther vs Sherman Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:07); final thoughts and review (7:00)

Animals On Board Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:15); final thoughts and review (5:03)

Cry Havoc Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:50); final thoughts and review (24:03)

Potion Explosion Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:07); final thoughts and review (7:00)

Klask Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:04); final thoughts and review (03:15)