Dark forces are looming, it’s time to rescue some cats! Gather your fish, baskets and lessons for our review of The Isle of Cats, a card drafting and polyomino tile placement game from The City of Games.
Category - 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.
Looking to improve your Settlers of Catan game? Here are the Top Six ways I've learned to help me stop my losing streak and become a more competitive Catan player.
Is Fleet: The Dice Game a lucrative catch, or does it get lost in the sea of roll and writes? Read our review to find out!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a trade school for the magically gifted? Read our review of Dragonsgate College and see if this game can put a spell on you.
While Grand Austria Hotel is no longer a new game, I still get just as excited to play it as when I first got it. Read my review of Grand Austria Hotel to find out why I think it’s worth returning to again and again.
The Renaissance: a rebirth of artistic expression, philosophy, and theology with opportunities galore. Read our review of Lorenzo il Magnifico and find out how you can reap the rewards.
Dragon Castle is CMON’s take on Mahjong for the 21st century. Read our Dragon Castle review to find out if this twist on the centuries-old classic has the potential to become a classic?
Playing cards in order has never been harder than it is in the 2018 Spiel des Jahres nominee The Mind. Read our review of The Mind to find out if this simple game deserves a spot in your collection.
Fog of Love is a two player romantic comedy as a board game where you can play as a straight or gay couple. But does having a “Gay Option” match up with the real life gay experience?
This beautiful tile laying game created by Michael Kiesling has taken the world by storm. Read our Azul review to find out why this Spiel des Jahres nominated game has people talking!