Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game review

There are few IPs that are as widespread as Star Wars. From movies to TV shows and from toys to books, it’s everywhere. We’ve seen several excellent board game adaptations as well, including Outer Rim and Legion. Fantasy Flight and Asmodee just released Stars Wars: The Deckbuilding Game to add to our selection of choices, so let’s dive in and see how it plays. Continue reading “Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game review”

Developer interview: SCARS: The Game of Imperfections

We always get intrigued when games start to cross traditional boundaries. Sometimes that leads to a hybrid of genres in a videogame, and at other times it’s an instance of an IP jumping across to a different format. We recently learned about SCARS, a card-based game that’s quite unlike other card games in that it serves mostly as a conversation starter. All the cards include questions that let players discuss things that are personal to them – many of them body-centered, like the story behind a scar you have.

We’ve already played a few rounds, and it’s a game that’s great at bringing out little-known facts even from those closest and dearest to you – ultimately letting friends grow closer and reach a better understanding of one another. It’s not going to be a typical game night, but playing SCARS can become both a meaningful and memorable experience. We talked to Erin Montgomery, one of the creators of the game at Bonfire Social, to find out more. The game is currently on Kickstarter and with almost a month to go it’s already fully funded! Read on to find out more. Continue reading “Developer interview: SCARS: The Game of Imperfections”

Catan – Dawn of Humankind review

The name “Catan” has become such a familiar one in the world of board games that it’s hard to fathom that there are literally dozens of different game variations out there for it at this point, including quite a fun simplified spin-off games. Catan – Dawn of Humankind is a major new release though, and part of the studio’s “Catan Histories” series. Continue reading “Catan – Dawn of Humankind review”