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5 Card Games to Start any Board Gamers Collection

Join Conesy and Suzanne as we cover 5 board game picks that we think would fit well into any board gamer’s collection. These five games are ideal stepping points for anyone getting into the hobby, are primarily available via multiple retail channels, and will have long-term staying power in anyone’s collection.


HerStory, More Than a History Game

Herstory Game Box Cover
HerStory Game Box Cover

Women have played a big role in the history of the world. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we were provided a copy of HerStory from Underdog Games to play and share our thoughts. Before playing this game, I hadn’t seen or heard much about it, so I did not know what to expect, other than it appeared educational. 

HerStory Trivia: 

  • The game was designed with input from women educators
  • Young girls were included in the research as student advisors
  • A portion of game proceeds supports the Malala Fund

Game specs:

Kickstart Monday: In Space or On Land

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.

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Andromeda’s Edge

Our first game this week is  Andromeda’s Edge, a Gamefound project from designer Luke Laurie and publisher Cardboard Alchemy.

Andromeda’s Edge – Deluxe Box on Gamefound

Andromeda’s Edge promises a mix of worker placement, engine building, area control and dice combat. Each player represents a unique alien faction with asymmetric powers.

In the game you will be sending your worker starships out to planet, moons, and nebulae to collect resources, build developments, trade, and salvage technology. Each of your ship type can be upgraded to improve it abilities including is strength in combat. As you explore the galaxy you will engage in battle with raiders other players in a dice based combat system. Starship upgrades like weapons and shields will aid you in battle. You will also build up and engine of modules that you will be able to activate when your ships return from exploration.

Andromeda’s Edge – Standard Box, on Gamefound

The components in Andromeda’s edge look stellar (if you’ll excuse the pun). There are plastic miniatures for each of the types of starships; Transport, Fighter, Science Vessel and Heavy Cruiser. The deluxe edition will feature even more miniature and custom game trays to house all the components.

If this sounds like the game for you make sure to back before the Gamefound campaign ends on February 23rd.

F.O.R.K.

Next up we have F.O.R.K (Fox Owl Rabbit Kale) a family friendly food chain trick-taking game from Sunrise Tornado Studios and designer Ta-Te Wu.

FORK Box
FORK Box

F.O.R.K. is a trick-taking game where each round player will attempt to claimed score cards played by other players in the trick by playing an animal that is higher in the food chain. For example Fox cards act as a trump card and can claim Owl and Rabbit cards. Owls can claim rabbits and rabbit are content to munch on kale cards played by other players.

FORK Cards
FORK Cards

For more detail on F.O.R.K. check out our review on the WiscoDice blog: FORK – An Engaging Game for All Ages

The Kickstarter for F.O.R.K. runs through March 2nd so head on over to the project page to check it out.

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Is the Geeknson Henry Gaming Table For You? Board Game Table Review

Geeknson’s Henry Gaming Table Ready to Play Spirit Island

The Geeknson Henry Gaming Table is our second gaming table. It’s a beautifully made table but does so at a costly price point. This type of gaming accessory is most definitely a luxury item. Not everyone needs one, and a gaming table like this is not a minor consideration when deciding to purchase one. We hope this review will help guide you in making the decision if this table is right for you.

When we bought our new house, we decided we wanted to invest in our second gaming table. Our first table is a Jasper Gaming Table from Allplay (formerly BoardGameTables.com) This table is an excellent table for all of the reasons in our previous review. However, for our new space, we wanted to have a signature table that more closely matches the wood finishes and look of the room as a whole.

Kickstart Monday: Leviathans and Legends of Draxia

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour over platforms like KickstarterGamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing since I was providing these recommendations already. So why not share my thoughts with a weekly blog about projects that interest me.

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This week on Kickstart Monday I wanted to mention a miniature game that has Suzanne very intrigued with Leviathans. On top of that, Legends of Draxia is an expansion to an amazing game that you should certainly check out. Let’s take a closer look at this week’s games.

Leviathans: The Great War

Leviathans: The Great War from Catalyst Game Labs is a Steampunk flying airship tactical miniatures game. This game was originally released in 2012 and had some momentum behind it, but like many miniature games, it quickly stalled. This time, Catalyst Game Labs is not only promoting and crowdfunding the initial release but I think they have made some key changes that make this more attractive to casual players.

First, all of the models for the game will come pre-painted and pre-assembled. For someone like myself that has a huge backlog of unpainted projects, this will help ensure these models actually get to the table. In addition, the game has been packaged in easy-to-get-started bundles. Pick a faction and with the rulebook and that fleet starter you have enough to play. Add on some cruisers or other ships to give you more selection.

If you love steampunk settings and want to envision massive airships clashing in the skies then check out this project.

Legends of Draxia: Monsters of Nairu Expansion

Legends of Draxia: Monsters of Nairu Expansion from Mythica Gaming adds several new mechanics to the original game. Legends of Draxia is a fantasy game that allows players to indirectly compete against each other using cards to manage resources, create buildings, defeat monsters, and cast spells.

In this second expansion to the game, players will be faced with boss monsters, mercenaries, and two new hero cards! The boss monster mechanic in particular gives the game what I feel is a more complete and satisfying way to achieve a mission or goal. This makes the overall experience a richer and more narrative game.

If you love fantasy games that utilize cards and resource management then you should look into this project.

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