Road Trip Dice Game: Getting There is Half the Fun

Road Trip Dice

Do you enjoy the freedom of open roads and pausing to explore landmarks along the way? Have fond memories of taking road trips with family or friends? Or were your road trips right out of the Griswold family vacation playbook with a little bit of chaos just for fun? If you checked any of the boxes above, you’re ready for

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SNAP Review – Hex Roller

Hex Roller box

Roll dice, write down numbers. Simple? Yes. Easy? Not hardly. Enjoy an abstract roll and write puzzle with Hex Roller, designed by Rustan Håkansson and published by Renegade Game Studios. Listen to why Anitra loves it in just a few minutes, or read on below. Gameplay Hex Roller plays exactly the same no matter how many players you have. (The

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Dice Throne: Throwin’ Dice and Takin’ Names

Dice Throne boxes

Dice Throne is an easy game to pick up and learn. The core of the game is manipulating your dice to get the best result, leading some people to call it “battle Yahtzee”. However, the wide variety present in the cards and characters keeps games feeling fresh and allows for many different overall strategies.

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Dicey Peaks: Not High Enough

Dicey Peaks by Scott Almes

Day 34: We have reached the final camp before the summit. The storm slowed our progress. The mountain itself seems to rise higher with each step. Neville’s oxygen ran out just before sunset; we must press on without him. After whatever rest we can manage tonight, at first light I will select mostly clear dice and make the final roll.

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SNAP Review – Chupacabra: Survive the Night

Chupacabra: Survive the Night

In Chupacabra: Survive the Night, you use your chupacabra dice to steal other players’ animals. Listen to our snap review in less than 5 minutes, or read on below. This review is of the second edition of Chupacabra: Survive the Night, published by Steve Jackson Games. The game was designed by David Blanchard, Brian Frodema, and John Jacobsen.

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118 – Top Picks from Essen 2018

Internationale Spieltage SPIEL '18

Essen Game Fair (Internationale Spieltage SPIEL) is the world’s largest boardgame trade show. No one could hope to cover everything (and we won’t try!) We brought Nick on to help us with our top picks from Essen Spiel, accumulated through BoardGameGeek and other media. Did you know that in Germany, 118 is the directory inquiry phone number? We’re going to

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SNAP Review – Fanzy: Quick Dice for Sports Fans

MLB Fanzy

Fanzy is a sports-based speed dice-rolling game from Andy Geremia. Published by MasterPieces, it’s available in MLB, NFL, and NHL editions. Listen to our SNAP review of Fanzy in just 6 minutes, or read on below. Fanzy is similar to Brew Dice, another dice game by Andy Geremia. Pick a card, all players simultaneously race to roll their dice to

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Trash Pandas:  Hot Garbage or Good Garbage?

Trash Pandas

Trash Pandas is a press-your-luck, dice-rolling game designed by Michael Esuke of Red Rook Games. Trash Pandas is getting its first major release by Gamewright Games this summer. Players become raccoons digging through trash. I hesitantly delved into this one because neither of these genres are favorites of mine. Did I find the game itself deserved to be thrown into the trash or

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Roll For It!: Let the Good Times Roll!

Roll For It!

Recently my Nonnie (Italian for Grandmother) suffered from a broken shoulder after a fall just before her 89th birthday. She was hospitalized and then spent a few weeks in rehab. After she began recovering at home, my mom scheduled a surprise party for her and invited family and friends. After dinner, I asked Nonnie if she was up for a

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