Mercado de Lisboa is marketed as a highly strategic filler game. Does it deliver on all that is advertised? Find out in our review.
Category - Economic Board Games
Economic board games are those in which players are attempting to create or simulate participation in an active economy at some level. This can take a variety of forms, but generally includes some form of player-driven supply-and-demand to which each player must adapt. In many economic games, players are incapable of achieving complete monopoly over the market by themselves and must therefore rely on limited cooperation with other players to achieve their goals. Economic games will often see each player making their own “engine”: a self-sustaining mesh of game abilities which allow the player to produce a given good/resource more efficiently than other players can, thus providing a niche space for the player to occupy in that game. Monopoly is the quintessential example of an economic board game, but modern takes like Power Grid provide a vastly different play experience.
7 Wonders has been called the most award-winning game in history. How does it hold up ten years after its release? Read our review to find out.
Worker placement and set collection combine in spaaaaaaace. Check out our Merchants of Infinity review and find out how to jockey for position and resources on a busy space station named after a recently-deceased mathematician.
What happens when a designer turns one of their most well known works into a dice game? Find out in our review of The Castles of Burgundy (The Dice Game)!
Could playing Splendor online possibly be as good as playing it in person? Read our review of the digital version of Splendor to find out!
Flotilla is a heavy strategy game set in a watery world. Check out our review to see if this title will sinks or soars.
From adaptation built by love to complete published title, does My Little Scythe hold up as an entry into the hobby? Read our review to find out.
Can the digital Scythe possibly make fans of the board game version happy? Read our review to find out!
Boardgame Brody decides he better invest in one of the most beautiful and successful cities in the world. Will you decide to give him a run for his money in his video review for Paris by Game Brewer?
Read our review to find out if the digital version of Terraforming Mars really captures all of the board, bits, and cards into an app worthy of your attention.