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Modern Board Games

Board games have come a long way since the 1970s. They’ve even come a long way since the 1990s and early 2000s. Gone are the days of flimsy cardboard and games with little decision making. Modern board games come with a visual bang: glossy paper, thick durable cardboard and even resin or high quality pvc miniatures. But more important than the appearance is the gameplay.

Modern board games pack quality decisions, rewarding actions, and numerous ways to play, and win. From competitive play to cooperative, the games listed below are just a tiny drop in the ocean that is modern board gaming. These are games that I love and would play just about any time. Perhaps some of them might be of interest to you; you might even find your next favorite game. Dive in and take a look.

Top 6 Games to Demo at Gen Con 2017

Top 6 Games to Demo at Gen Con 2017

Games to Demo While Gen Con is a great place to purchase games new and old, one of the most exciting things about going to Gen Con is getting to preview games that will be coming out soon...

Top 6 Games to Buy at Gen Con 2017

Top 6 Games to Buy at Gen Con 2017

For board gamers, Gen Con is a magical place, with new releases and old favorites lining the halls. Read on into this article to discover some of the games we're most excited to buy at this...

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Planetarium Review

Have you ever wanted to witness the birth of a solar system? Planetarium lets players guide the formation and evolution of entire planets. Read our review of Planetarium to find out more!

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The Great Zimbabwe Review

In an ever cluttered world, we all need to take time to admire simplicity at its finest. Enter Splotter Spellen’s The Great Zimbabwe, a masterpiece of board gaming elegance, but that...

NMBR 9 Review

NMBR 9 is a tile laying, number stacking, cardboard lovers dream; the love child of Piet Mondrian and Euclid. If you enjoy Sudoku and other number placement style puzzles, then this game is...

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Legacy Spotlight

What is a legacy game? A “legacy game” is a special type of game that requires multiple game plays, wherein the game state changes as the game progresses. It is different from simply a...

A Feast for Odin Review – Uwe Rosenberg

Raid and pillage. Raise animals. Expand your holdings. Collect valuable treasure. Eat flax! Become the Viking of your dreams. Read our review of Uwe Rosenberg’s newest game A Feast For...

Colony Review – Ted Alspach

Eighty years after the nanopocalypse, the earth is mostly ruins. Fight for dominance over your rivals in a race to see who can rebuild their Colony first. Read our review of Colony.

The Networks Review – Gil Hova

Ever wanted to run your own television network? Think you can do better than the big three? There has been lots of buzz about The Networks, but does it live up to the hype? Read our review...