Tag: short playtime
Mandala Mind: The Card Game – Strategy Guide
One of my goals for Mandala Mind: The Card Game is for it to be welcoming and accessible. I thought creating a strategy guide would be one way to do this. If you prefer to discover strategies on your own, please do not read any further.
My Top 5 Cozy Board Games
With the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere and the weather cooling off for many of us, more time is going to be spent indoors. This time of year often brings about feelings of coziness as we sit around the fire and wrap ourselves in blankets. As a result, I thought this would be…
Copperdale: Print-and-Play Series
I’ve been playing a lot of single-page print-and-play games recently, such as Sunshine City and Aquamarine. One thing all of these games have in common is that they use the roll-and-write mechanism to progress the game. So, when I heard about a new single-page print-and-play game called Copperdale that uses the flip-and-write mechanism with a…
Cascadia: Peaceful Game Series
Cascadia recently won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (game of the year) award for the best family game of 2022. Before receiving this award, Cascadia had already caught my attention for being set in the region where I live, the Pacific Northwest. As a result of both the award and thematic setting, I was very…
Aquamarine: First Impressions
Print-and-play roll-and-write games have become very popular recently on Kickstarter. Postmark Games led the way with this trend with their first game, Voyages, where you navigate a ship around a hexagon-filled map. Now Postmark Games have released their second print-and-play game titled Aquamarine. In Aquamarine, you dive below the ocean surface to make discoveries and,…
ROVE: First Impressions
I recently played ROVE: Results-Oriented Versatile Explorer for the first time! ROVE is an 18-card wallet game from Button Shy Games where you control a robot on an unknown planet. You aim to complete seven different missions in a row by moving six module cards around in a specific pattern.
Kingdomino: Peaceful Game Series
Kingdomino is a welcoming tile-laying game where you are expanding your kingdom by connecting dominoes that represent different territories. The goal of the game is to get the most points. You get points from dominoes in your kingdom that have crowns on them.
Herbaceous: Peaceful Game Series
Herbaceous is a relaxing card game where you are collecting sets of herbs and potting them into different types of containers to score points. Each turn, you will draw two herb cards. One of the herbs will go in your private garden and the other will go into the public garden.
Cat Lady: Peaceful Game Series
Cat Lady is a card game where you play as, you guessed it, cat ladies! During the game, you will be collecting cats, feeding cats, and making sure your cats are happy. You do this by selecting either a row or column of cards from a 3×3 grid of cards each turn.
Unsurmountable: Peaceful Game Series
Based on the description of Unsurmountable, you might question whether this is truly a peaceful game. The theme of mountain climbing is not one I typically think of when I want a calming experience. But the theme is approached in a light-hearted way.