Calico is a game about making quilts and attracting cats to lay on them. It’s a very casual concept, but that doesn’t mean it’s a casual game. Playing one to four players in thirty to forty-five minutes also means it fits nicely into most collections. Does that mean this is a game worth getting so your cats can sit in the lid? Let’s check it meow-t.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Defence Against the Dark Arts is one of the longest game names in a while. Does the game play feel solid, or is it as long and drawn out as the title?
As with any hobby, there can be a lot of jargon that is thrown around that makes sense if you’re in the know, but can scare people who don’t know what you’re talking about away. As someone who welcomes everyone to my gaming table and to explore boardgaming as a hobby, I thought I’d help define some terms that are thrown around. These are not meant as an end-all source for terms, as some of them are vague at best, but it’s a start.
I’m a big fan of roll and write games. They’re light, quick, and offer a lot of options to players. Flip and draw games are similar, using cards instead of dice. Does Cartographers stand out on the sprawling field of games, or does it simply blend into a fold and disappear?