Fly from flower to flower, collecting nectar for your honeycomb, and scoring honey drop points in Beez by Next Move Games. Check out our review to...
Recent Articles & Reviews by Ashley Gariepy
I'm an elementary school teacher who loves board games. I consider myself a euro-gamer at heart and Meeple Mountain's resident escape room gamer, but I have also been known to enjoy the occasional Ameri-style game.
Hey! I'm Smash and sometimes you'll see me in Ashley's reviews (and occasionally I might pop up in unexpected places).
Hey Ashley, why are your reviews mostly positive?
What an excellent question, Smash! You see I try to review games that I think I'll like because no one wants to play a game they don't enjoy—and it's particularly unpleasant to then have to write a review.
Ashley, what are your top 6 favourite games of all-time?
Ahh! I knew you would ask me this question. I have a really hard time ranking my favourite games because my tastes are so varied and I feel like if I chose six, I'd be excluding so many other good ones. We'll say that my top 6 "I'll play this anytime, no questions asked" games are, in no particular order:
- Ticket to Ride (all stand-alone games and map expansions)
- Pandemic (and expansions) & Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and 2
- The Exit series of games
- Ganz Schön Clever (That's Pretty Clever)
- Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
- Blue Lagoon
- Codenames Duet
- Dark Stories
- Dragon Boats of the Four Seas
- Exit: The Sunken Treasure
- Forum Trajanum
- KeyForge: Call of the Archons
- Mint Delivery
- Mint Works
- Paper Tales
- Spell Smashers
- Tulip Bubble
Reiner Knizia is no stranger to the abstract genre. Read our review of Ingenious, one of his earlier Spiel des Jahres nominated abstract games.