Hive: A good old fashioned buzz

By Tim Hange


This review is a summary of an audio review by Get on Board. Feel free to click here for the full audio review (from episode #7) ›

Introduction (mist rises…)

Way back in 2001, in the pre-history of board gaming, before the internet, Botox, and indoor plumbing, John Yianni released a strange looking innovative abstract:  Hive.

Thirteen years later, I was flying my space hover car by a friendly local game store and saw Hive in the window.   Three words sold me on it:  Chunky, Hex, Tiles.    Gorgeous Baklelite pieces with  colorful, textured insects on the face–It was a thing of beauty, and happily, it played as well as it looked! Continue reading Hive: A good old fashioned buzz

Deception: It’s Murder to Play

By Tim Hange


This review is a summary of an audio review by Get on Board. Feel free to click here for the full audio review (from episode #7) ›

Deception, Murder in Hong Kong is an interesting amalgam of a word association game and a social deduction game.   Think “Codenames meets Mafia”.  Our reviews usually have a brutally over-simplified overview, but there isn’t much here to oversimplify. Continue reading Deception: It’s Murder to Play