Sagrada: So close to perfection, but…

By Tim Hange


This review is a summary of an audio review by Get on Board. Click here for the full audio review (from episode #11) ›
I can’t recommend Sagrada. I’m going to start the review right there, knowing full well that this is a dissenting voice from a myriad of positive reviews and comments. Let me say also that this is a reluctant non-recommendation, and that if you love this game for all of its beauty and innovation, then enjoy it! Don’t let me sway your heart with my critique. Stop reading now. Continue reading Sagrada: So close to perfection, but…

Lancaster: The Brains and the Brawn

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 #17) ›
Lancaster.   The name just inspires… just emotes… well, not much really.  Neither does the bland box by current publisher Queen games, the royal purveyor of many misses and a few hits.  If you’ve ever made a purchase with the Queen logo on it, and afterward felt like the game wasn’t quite up to snuff, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Lancaster.  You would, however, be making a mistake. Continue reading Lancaster: The Brains and the Brawn

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


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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