This is a show that we put out each week basically telling you about all the videos that we did the previous week and then, if you say hey, that sounds interesting. Happily, we put the links in the description below where you can watch the full review: you’re ready, i’m ready let’s get started, hey everybody, i’m z, garcia, here’s. What i reviewed last week, so i reviewed breaking area 51, which i rate a three out of ten. This is an escape room style, game uh that has uh very few puzzles in it. Uh some of them are very terribly explained. The game is very linear. It does a lot of ineffective hand. Holding you are you, i think you’ll be lost for a good chunk of the game and the puzzles do get a little bit better, which is actually why it bumped up to a three for me. Some of them are interesting in there, but overall this is uh. Pretty near the bottom of the ladder when it comes to escape, room style, games get pretty much any other one and i think it’s going to be a better experience for you. I reviewed black rose wars, which i rate a seven out of ten. This is a big sprawling epic wizard on wizard magic kind of game, okay, it’s, very deep, meaning there’s. I mean there’s a lot going on there’s a lot to understand, it’s the kind of game that’s going to demand a lot from you, it’s, a kind of game.
That’Ll probably make a bad first impression: you’ll feel out of your uh depth, or at least like you’re, not really grasping it and uh there’s, just a ton going on in it. But if it’s the game, if it’s the kind of game you want to devote some time to you want to get into, you want to understand what the different schools of magic mean. I think you’re going to find something that is enjoyable. There are many mechanisms in it that are interesting and i think the production quality is excellent. Lastly, i reviewed tournaments at avalon, which i rate an eight out of ten, and this is a follow up to turn them in a camelot. A trick taking uh game, which is kind of kooky well terminal avalon, is, is very similar. It’S sort of you know, i’ve heard it again described as a like a cosmic encounter type game with crazy wild swinging powers meets a trick taking game and, i would say, that’s pretty spot on. This is a game that i worry isn’t going to have a hard time finding an audience. I think people who, like trick taking games aren’t gon na like this it’s super – i mean it is chaotic. Okay, this is a whoo hoo kind of game and i think people who want those kinds of games might overlook this one because it looks serious from the look of the cover and the fact that it’s a trick taking game so worry about that.
But if you all want to play something kind of uh, you know like a fighty game, that’s kind of rambunctious wrapped around trick. Taking this one does that. Well, it does just don’t don’t. Take it too seriously. Don’T go in there expecting to be able to manipulate a lot of things to your favor and be really, you know, uh, to show your tactical prowess and i think you’re gon na have a good time with it. I do, i think, it’s a neat game. It’S. Very different, so there you go that’s it for me. My name is z, garcia, see you on the next one. So this week i took a look at fun: fair, definitely, a cool little theme park, themed game i’m, not as big into the theme park theme, but i really enjoyed the mechanics and how all the stuff went together after trying to build up the different attractions and Fulfill blueprints and definitely a more casual, interesting game. So that is a seven for me and then i also took a look at dice thrown adventures. This takes dice thrown and allows you to play it um, cooperatively, as you’re going through this different dungeon. I give this a 7.5. I think it’s a great way to be able to play the game, solo or cooperatively, but i definitely enjoy regular dice thrown more and the game is a bit pricey. But if you’re into playing the game cooperatively – or you want to play it by yourself, when you don’t have another player to go up against, i think it’s definitely an interesting game and, of course, favorite game friday.
We talked about auction games, always fun to have everybody joining on favorite game friday, make sure to check those videos out, hey everyone uh this week i was a part of three different reviews. First, on a joint review with my wife wendy, we looked at kanban ev. Both of us gave this one a7, because, while i enjoy this game – and it does a lot of great things – it’s also a bit it’s a bit more difficult than i would necessarily want it’s, not even the difficulty it’s that you can get shut out of actions, But i think that this is just a really compelling game that i keep wanting to come back to so even though i’ve been angry, i’ve also had tons of fun with it and so check out that one. The next review, as part of was the four squares review of dice throne adventures i’m torn. I gave this one a seven. I wanted to give it something higher of a rating because it’s very fun, and i enjoy the idea of making this a cooperative game, but there’s a few little things that it struggles with, but also the the value of it is something i have a harder time Recommending necessarily, but i still think people will have fun playing this one and lastly, i looked at twa dice. I gave this one a 7.5. It was going to be a little bit lower, but then the it has a built in expansion, which is nice for a little roller knight game like this and there’s.
Also, some scenarios you can play through online, which really change things up and make it more fun and make me want to keep playing this one plus it’s. The only roll and right game i’ve ever played where the game will has a special die. That destroys parts of your player sheet throughout the half second half of the game, and so it does something really unique and has a nice hook. So that was my week. Hey guys, blake here and this week i took a look at capone, a two to five player, hidden auction car drafting game set in the days of speakeasies and prohibition and for me it kind of straddled the line of not being party enough for a party game And not being serious enough for more hardcore gamers and it’s about a 6.5 yo. My peoples what’s up. This is jason. Coming at you from my favorite gaming store the portal in manchester connecticut, yeah, it’s cold. I reviewed one game and it’s expansion of the dive tower. This week, with liz semper ludimus review for altar quest uh dungeon crawling from the sadler brothers, i gave it an 8.5 seal of excellence, nudged it a little bit above tom liz didn’t like it so much because she didn’t have the expansion. I did. I love it. Also reviewed one of those expansions um, the ruins of arkanspire for autoquest, gave this one a seven out of ten uh. I think it didn’t give what i want out of that game, which is the environmental stuff, but it does have some modes in there that you’re gon na wan na look at too.
So this is jason signing off. Thank you very much and enjoy your day. Hey there, everybody it’s mike delecio, and this week i did four reviews. First, i did a review in a four squares fashion for fun fair. I rated this game a 6.5 out of 10. it’s, a fine game. I enjoyed it, but i feel like this is a very crowded genre and although it has a nice theme of building up your own theme park, there’s a lot of other games that do a similar thing in a similar time period that i would rather play than That one i was also part of another four squares review for dice thrown adventures. I gave this an 8 out of 10.. I really like dice thrown as a game system and dystone adventures now allows you to play it as a cooperative campaign experience, and you can also play it solo and it’s. Another reason why i’m pretty happy about it, the game’s not perfect. It certainly has some issues, but it really boils down to the fact that i think it’s a lot of fun it’s a game i want to keep coming back to. I also did a solo review for maglev metro, and i gave that an 8 out of 10.. This is a pick up and deliver the not themed, pick up and deliver mechanic in a themed game around magnetic trains. I really enjoyed the core kind of efficiency puzzle that the game gave.
I like this a lot as a solo game and then, finally, my highest score for the week was for wildlands the ancients. I rated this an 8.5 out of 10.. This is the newest big box, expansion for the wildland skirmish game system. I really like wildlands, and this is a modular expansion that allows you to do a number of things number one. You can play it now, cooperatively, one or two players against this faction, known as the ancients or you can play as the ancients, and it changes up how the game plays a little bit or you can now also play it as a large group team game up To six players, so a really good expansion and a high recommendation seal of excellence for wildlands the ancients that’s it for me this week, let’s keep it moving. Okay! So for me diced on adventures, i think i may have liked it. The least here with a six. I, like dice, thrown a lot, but the the here this just felt. Okay to me, i felt like it was almost too complicated for how light the system actually was. Seven bridges is a stroll and write game, it’s a roll and right game as you draw roads through city by drafting dice, it’s. Okay, i enjoyed it, but it’s gon na feel samey, because you play on the same map all the time and there’s a few things that you have to do in it. Bloodborne, the board game, not a big fan of the theme here at bloodborne, but the actual game itself is very interesting.
Using your cards for very deterministic style combat with a little bit of luck, but wait it’s hard to explain but it’s, not your typical dungeon crawl. So i also took a look at all the bloodborne stuff. I didn’t review it, but just took a look at all the many many many expansions that there are for the game call to adventure, uh stormwind archive that’s. Actually, my favorite theme in the world called adventure. A story based game it’s, very simple, throwing runes trying to you know mitigate your luck as you try different things, but you’re building a story based on brandon sanderson’s, amazing novels, fun, kohaku. Now this wins the award for the prettiest game of the week with clear, acrylic tiles that have a 3d as you build your koi pond, you just draft two tiles. Put them down score points, really really good game fun. Fair! All of us took a look at this. I like this, the best of everybody as you build an amusement park, a kind of riff on unfair, which came out a few years ago, but this has let’s take that which i like a lot now. I mentioned dice thrown adventures. I also took a look at dice thrown season, one re rolled – i like this game. Actually, this game has gone up considerably for me since i first played dice thrown and this production value and everything is amazing. A two player, yahtzee attack style, dice game, aquatica, cold waters.
This game is fantastic uh. It was an expansion for aquatica as a fifth player and it’s one, and it also has a lot of little things that i’ll always play with. If i play aquatica firefighter fire fires firefighter firefighters, a little kids game, this one works well for little. Kids. Also me and my kids both took a look at sleeping gods. We reviewed that last week, but you can go watch ruby and violet’s opinion of it. We did a catch up, palooza on rescue polar bears. Uh. We did our top 10 exploration games uh. We did shoot some marbles, a boring, unboxing, five, more great games, uh series going on and so lots of different things. Uh. We did some play throughs um over on tuesday and friday, so there’s a lot of different things. You can check out either way. I hope you enjoy the diced hour we’re, going to put out a lot more stuff this week.