Dominion

Dominion Check out this solo review from Tim Griffin. Today he talks about a deck building game that is loved by many. Check out his video review and his written review. Author: Donald X. Vaccarino Development: Valerie Putman & Dale Yu Illustration & Layout: Matthias Catrein Contents: 500 Cards, Storage tray, rule booklet Publisher: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 30 mins Ages: 13+ Purchase from Funagain.com When you purchase this game using the link below you help support the Board Game Closet. Buy This Game From the Box: You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion! In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. But wait! It mjust be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents, on your mother’s side, would be delighted. Thoughts on the game I admit that I am more into games with tactics, grand strategy, and/or visceral combat in them. But my wife...

King of Tokyo

King of Tokyo Updated Video Coming! We recently added a video review for this game. Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments below. Ages: 8 & Up Players: 2-6 Play Time: 35 minutes Designer: Richard Garfield Publisher: IELLO Purchase from Funagain.com When you purchase this game using the link below you help support the Board Game Closet. Buy This Game From the Box: With KING OF TOKYO, Richard Garfield offers us a crazy game for 2 to 6 players in which you will be able to play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Initial Thoughts I waited forever to buy this game. I saw so many people talking about it but it just looked too simple and too kid like that I kept passing it up. Finally while visiting a friendly local game store the guy behind the counter talked me into it. I am so glad I picked it up. This game is easy to learn. Most people have played Yahtzee and this game is somewhat the same. You get three rolls of the dice to get your best possible combination of hits, energy, healing, and victory points. If you are inside Tokyo your hits affect everyone outside but you can’t heal wounds. If you are outside you are only attacking whoever is inside Tokyo. Read through the rules and start playing. It is pretty easy to pick up. My favorite part of the game is the struggle...

Walk the Plank

Walk the Plank (Written Review by Jimmy Hudson, No Video) Some games don’t warrant a full video review but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth adding to your collection. From time to time we will do a quick blog only review that doesn’t include a video. Walk the Plank is one such game. Ages: 8 & Up Players: 3 – 5 Play Time: 30 minutes Designer: Shane Steely & Jared Tinney Publisher: Mayday Games Purchase from Funagain.com When you purchase this game using the link below you help support the Board Game Closet. Buy This Game From the Box: In Walk the Plank, players represent the worst pirates in a captain’s crew. The captain has rounded you all up because you’re all lazy and stupid and simply not worth the rum and loot you get paid. That said, the captain has decided he’s willing to keep two of you in his crew. To prove you’re worthy, you will fight amongst yourselves, trying to shove other players’ pirates off the end of the plank while keeping yours alive. The last two pirates still alive win the game. Thoughts on the game This is a great filler game that doesn’t take too long. The basic idea is you pick cards before the round starts and then watch as the action unfolds. Each round you pick three cards and then you go around the table revealing and resolving the result of the cards. It gets crazy really fast. The cards you picked can help or hurt you depending on what those before/after you play. There are all kinds of cards in your...