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Your source for reviews of various board games, game play information, or even strategy tips then this is the right place. This is where you will find coverage of all things board games. Whether it’s a meaty Euro game, fun party game, or an Ameritrash adventure game we play as many as we can and tell you about them here.

WiscoDice does coverage of board games via their audio podcasts on the main podcast or on Conesy’s Diary, via blog articles, or on our YouTube channel.

Board Game Brunch: A Spanish Alhambra Experience

Simple can equal magnificent. We see that this weekend in our Board Game Brunch pairing. We paired a Spanish Tortilla with the game Alhambra.

The Best Board Games of 2022 …So Far

So Many Games to Choose From

2022 is far from over, but there have been a plethora of board game releases in 2022. If one thing is clear, it’s that board game publishers are still going strong by releasing new board game titles. With so many to choose from WiscoDice wanted to drill into five of the best board games of 2022 (so far…).

We did put a few selection criteria in place to help create this list. For our selection we are only selecting complete board games, so no expansions. We gave preference to games we have actually had a chance to play. WiscoDice was not sponsored or received any review copies of the games in this list so any games that we have actually played it is because we played at friends or conventions, bought a copy ourselves, or were able to play them online.

That said, let’s take a look at the best board games of 2022!

Board Game Brunch: Celebrating the Monarch’s Journey

Board Game Brunch this week we got ready for the upcoming Monarch migration. Monarch butterflies have been gracing our garden in Wisconsin and are simply stunning. We decided to pair Mariposas with some butterfly waffles to celebrate their appearance.

Board Game Brunch: Digging in the Trash

Fine dining the masked bandit way. This week we enjoyed Trash Can Nachos and played Trash Pandas.

The Game…Trash Pandas

Trash Pandas, by Gamewright Games is a push your luck and set collection game. You did through the trash can to find cards that assist you will stashing away more cards of each set than your opponent. To take actions on your turn, you roll a die. You can roll as many times as you like to try and acquire multiple actions. If you push your luck too far and roll the same action twice, you bust and don’t get to take any of the actions!

Since end game is triggered when the trash can (draw stack) is empty, Trash Pandas takes about 20 minutes rather you have 2, 3, or 4 players. In our game today, Conesy and I had fun stealing each others cards, forcing additional roles and trying to stash cards as quickly as we could. In the end, Conesy emerged the victor with a full stomach and 23 points to my 20.

The Food…Trash Can Nachos

The food inspired by a recipe from Guy Fieri I found online. In empty and clean bean cans, I layered our favorite nacho ingredients: chips, shredded chicken, black beans, tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. Topped everything off with homemade salsa, sour cream, and cilantro. While it didn’t dump out of the can in a nice column (but really, when would trash do that?), it was a fun twist on eating our nacho brunch.

And Beyond…

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: Have a game or food you would like to see paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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Ark Nova – The Zoo Game Stunner

Ark Nova Game Box
Ark Nova

Ark Nova, a game about building a zoo, was a game I had heard quite a bit about. I had walked into my local friendly game stores, saw it sitting on the new games shelf, and then passed it by. How could a game with a giant picture of animals in a bubble be a game I would love?

Then I got a message from Misty Mountain Games about the last copy sitting on the shelf. He wasn’t certain when there would be copies coming back in. I broke down and said sure, I will grab it. I stopped by, bought the last copy, and now here I am.

  • Players: 1-4
  • Playtime (with Setup): First time – 3 hours, Repeated Play 2 hours. About 45 minutes per experienced player
  • Publisher: Feuerland Spiele and Capstone Games (US)
  • Designer: Mathias Wigge

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