New Games!

by: on June 24, 2022  |  

We’ve rounded up a list of new games to hit the shelves the past couple of weeks. Which game are you excited to try?

Dice Realms

  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Ages: 14+
  • Time: 1 hour
  • BGG Rating: 7.6

In Dice Realms, players vie to improve and expand their realms. Each game is different, players draw five tiles to determine which extra die faces will be available beyond the five standard lines of faces: lands, farming, commerce, settlement, and progress. Fans of Quacks of Quedlinburg will also be fans of Dice Realms.

Catch the Moon: 2nd Edition

  • Number of Players: 2-6
  • Ages: 6+
  • Time: 20 mins
  • BGG Rating: 6.7

Roll the die – place a ladder – Catch the Moon! Climb through the clouds and reach for the moon! All it takes is a few cleverly placed ladders, a steady hand, and a bit of imagination. Reach for the moon, but don’t stretch yourself too thin, or you may lose the ladders under your feet. We love Catch the Moon with it’s wooden pieces, it is fun for the whole family.

Wonderland’s War

  • Number of Players: 2-5
  • Ages: 13+
  • Time: 1 hour+
  • BGG Rating: 8.4

In Wonderland’s War, players take the role as a faction leader who has been invited to the Hatter’s tea party. Drink tea and eat cake as you move around the table drafting cards to gather your forces, build your towers, upgrade your leader, and recruit Wonderlandians to your cause, but one must be careful as shards of the Looking Glass are spread throughout Wonderland.

My Father’s Work

  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Ages: 14+
  • Time: 1 hour+
  • BGG Rating: 8.2

In My Father’s Work, players are competing mad scientists entrusted with a page from their father’s journal and a large estate in which to perform their devious experiments. Players earn points by completing experiments, aiding the town in its endeavors, upgrading their macabre estates, and hopefully completing their father’s masterwork.

echoes: The Dancer Audio Escape Room Game

  • Number of Players: 1-6
  • Ages: 14+
  • Time: 1 hour
  • BGG Rating: 6.8

echoes is a co-operative audio mystery game. Using the free app, players listen to mysterious noises and voices that are connected to the playing material. Together they look for hints in the sound bites to bring the story parts in order and solve the case.

Dungeons, Dice and Danger

  • Number of Players: 1-4
  • Ages: 12+
  • Time: 1 hour
  • BGG Rating: 7.1

Gather your courage, pack your sword, and roll the dice as you journey through the realm in search of treasure and glory. In the roll-and-write game Dungeons, Dice & Danger, you explore deep, dark dungeons filled with treasure — and infested with monsters! Do you have what it takes to be a hero of legend?

Golden Geek Winners!

by: on May 13, 2022  |  

Board Game Geek has released the winners of the Golden Geek Award. Which games would get your vote?

Game of the Year: Light-Cascadia

Do I need to tell you about Cascadia? Just in case, here’s a snippet. Cascadia is a puzzly tile-laying and token-drafting game featuring the habitats and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

Game of the Year: Medium-The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

In the trick-taking card game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea, you and the other players work together to search for the lost continent of Mu. This new adventure takes your crew deep down into the abyss on a search for the fabled sunken land. How far you get depends entirely on how well you work together as a team. Card by card, trick by trick, your search party will discover the challenges that lie ahead and forge a path to Mu.

Game of the Year: Heavy-Ark Nova

In Ark Nova, you will plan and design a modern, scientifically managed zoo. With the ultimate goal of owning the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects all over the world. Specialists and unique buildings will help you in achieving this goal.

Party Game- So Clover!

So Clover! is a cooperative word-association game. Play as a team to get the highest score. Get Keywords and secretly write their common features on your Clover board; these are your Clues. Then work together to try to figure out each player’s Keywords. At the end of the game, add up your score according to how many Keywords you found and write it in the Record of Legends. Try to beat your high score each game!

Nominations for Best Welcoming Games

by: on May 1, 2022  |  

Dice Tower has put out their lists of game nominees in different categories. This is their picks for Best Welcoming Games. You can see all of their categories here.

7 Wonders Architects

  • BGG Rating-7.1
  • Ages-8+
  • Time-25 mins
  • Player Count-2-7 players

In 7 Wonders: Architects, players race to become a leader of the ancient world by completing an architectural wonder that will last through the ages.

Players receive an unconstructed wonder at the beginning of the game and must collect resources to build their society, develop military might to navigate conflicts, oversee resource management, research science improvements, and collect civil victory points as they race to leave their mark on world history.

Canvas

  • BGG Rating-7.5
  • Ages-14+
  • Time-30 mins
  • Player Count-1-5 players

In Canvas, you play as a painter competing in an art competition. Players will collect art cards, layering 3 of them together to create their own unique painting. Each card contains a piece of artwork as well as a set of icons used during scoring. Icons will be revealed or hidden based on the way players choose to layer the cards making for an exciting puzzle. Paintings are scored based on a set of Scoring cards which will change each game. Once players have created and scored 3 paintings the game ends.

Cascadia

  • BGG Rating-8.1
  • Ages-10+
  • Time-45 mins
  • Player Count-1-4 players

Cascadia is a puzzly tile-laying and token-drafting game featuring the habitats and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. In the game, you take turns building out your own terrain area and populating it with wildlife.

Picture Perfect

  • BGG Rating-7.1
  • Ages-10+
  • Time-50 mins
  • Player Count-2-4 players

How do you take the perfect picture of a group of people if you only have one try? In Picture Perfect, each character has different wishes. Some want to be at the front of the picture; some want to stand next to another; and some really don’t want to be next to that one particular person by any means. Do your best to make everyone happy – even if you don’t actually know all the characters’ preferences. Players need to arrange fourteen characters to take the perfect photograph. Each of them has three specific desires that you want to fulfill. Unfortunately, these desires are hidden in envelopes.

New Games!

by: on February 22, 2022  |  

Check out some of the new games to hit our shelves in the past few weeks.

Whistle Mountain

  • Players: 2-4
  • Ages: 14+
  • Time: Hour+

In Whistle Mountain, take your company’s massive profits from all of that railroading and invest them in new technologies, deep in the Rocky Mountains where there is an abundance of resources. Your workers build crazy arrays of scaffolds and machines, upgrading your abilities and collecting resources. As you build with the help of your airship fleet, the mountain’s melting snow causes the water below to rise higher and higher, putting workers in danger and increasing the tension on the dynamically-changing board.

Stella: Dixit Universe

  • Players: 3-6
  • Ages: 8+
  • Time: 30+ mins

Stella is a competitive game in the Dixit universe. In each round, players interpret Dixit cards on a board after receiving a common clue word. Each player observes the Dixit cards and secretly associates these cards with the clue word, marking on their erasable personal slates the cards that they choose. Selecting the same cards as the other players allows you to score more points. Conversely, selecting a card that no one else chooses may cost you dearly.

Welcome to…The Moon

  • Players: 1-6
  • Ages: 10+
  • Time: 30+ mins

Welcome to the Moon uses the same flip-and-write game mechanisms as the earlier title Welcome To…, but now you can play in a campaign across eight adventure sheets. On a turn, you flip cards from three stacks to create three different combinations of a starship number and a corresponding action, then all players choose one of these three combinations. You use the number to fill a space in a zone on your adventure sheet in numerical order, and everyone is racing to be the first to complete common missions.

Tinners’ Trail

  • Players: 1-5
  • Ages: 14+
  • Time: Hour+

In Tinners’ Trail, set in 19th century Cornwall, you represent a mining conglomerate at the height of the tin and copper mining industry. You must buy plots of land across Cornwall in auctions and survey them for tin and copper, always managing your “work points” and money effectively. Once you have a mine in place, it’s time to extract the ore and make a profit, but the deeper your mine goes, the more expensive the process gets. To reduce the cost of mining, you can place developments, such as ports, train stations, and adits (drainage tunnels), but there’s only so many improvements to go around. Once you have made your money trying to time the market to sell when prices are high you can invest it in industries outside of Cornwall, which gains you victory points. The earlier you invest, the better the return.

Gift Guides: The Life of the Party!

by: on November 24, 2021  |  

Shopping for the people in your life can be hard sometimes. So we’ve curated the perfect Gift Guides for every type of gamer in your life. Let’s start with The Life of the Party! This person throws the best parties. They want everyone to have a great time and to never be bored. Here are a few awesome games that they will love!

At the time of this posting, all games listed are in stock!

Codenames

  • 2-8 players
  • 20 minutes
  • Ages 14+

Codenames is an easy party game about solving puzzles. The game is divided into red and blue, each side has a team leader, the team leader’s goal is to lead their team to the final victory. At the beginning of the game, there will be 25 cards on the table with different words. Each card has a corresponding position, representing different colors. Only the team leader can see the color of the card. The team leader should prompt according to the words, let his team members find out the cards of their corresponding colors, and find out all the cards of their own colors to win. We currently have Codenames Duet and Codenames Pictures also in stock.

Throw Throw Burrito

  • 2-6 players
  • 20 mins
  • Ages 7+

Throw Throw Burrito is what you get when you cross a card game with dodgeball. Try to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos. The cards you collect earn points, but getting hit by flying burritos loses them. So clear some space and put away the antiques, because you’ve never played a card game quite like this before.

Taco Bell Party Pack

  • 2-6 players
  • 20 mins
  • Ages 8+

In Taco Bell Party Pack Card Game, players gather various kinds of Taco Bell menu items, including crunchy tacos, bean burritos and Freezes, in an attempt to feed a crew of Taco Bell fans. Each member of a player’s crew comes with specific cravings that need to be sated and doing so earns crave chips — tokens that look like tortilla chips and that have a surprise amount of points to reveal at the end of the game. Players can also use “sauce cards” to help snag food items and win.

Dream Crush

  • 2-6 players
  • 30 mins
  • Ages 14+

Look into your heart and choose your favorite Crush, then guess who your friends are crushing on in this totally timeless fantasy dating game! Uncover sweet and strange secrets about prospective Crushes while navigating hilarious relationship milestones that will leave your feelings reeling as you play. Only by correctly predicting who makes your friends swoon will you live happily ever after with your own Dream Crush!

Pictures

  • 3-5 players
  • 30 mins
  • Ages 8+

Pictures is a quick-playing family game with very simple rules. Form the image on your secret picture card with one set of components, either shoelaces, color cubes, icon cards, sticks and stones or building blocks in such a way that the other players guess what image you have pictured.

The Great Dalmuti

  • 4-8 players
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 8+

In The Great Dalmuti, the deck is dealt out to all players and the object is to get rid of your cards as fast as possible. The hand begins with one person playing one or more card to the center of the table. The cards played must all be of the same rank. Each player in turn must now either play the same number of cards of a better rank, or pass. Play continues around the table until everyone has passed; at that point, the cards are cleared and whoever played the last set of cards leads the next round. After everyone has gone out, the players are ranked.

Take 5 (Also known as 6 Nimmit)

  • 2-10 players
  • 30 mins
  • Ages 8+

Players in Take 5 want to score as few points as possible. To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number; specifically, each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that’s below the card’s number. When the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row.