Conesy returns this week to join me for Board Game Brunch. Seeing as it is Thanksgiving weekend, we chose to play Village and eat a thanksgiving dinner brunch.
Tag: Worker Placement Games
When I think back to my time as a child I think of my love of dinosaurs. This has lead to my enjoyment of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies as an adult. Well, Pandasaurus Games has returned to this world with one of their newest titles. Manage your dinosaur amusement park in Dinosaur World.
Yes, that’s right. In this game you will manage DNA, create dinosaurs, build attractions, and have visitors go on tours. Oh, and don’t worry about those occasional mishaps along the way. It’s all in the name of progress right?
One might ask why Pandasaurus Games chose to do another game with this theme. They already have a very popular and quite good dinosaur theme park management game with Dinosaur Island after all. Not to mention, Dinosaur Island Rawr and Write that released at the same time as Dinosaur World. Don’t worry, this game is quite different. Let’s take a look in more detail as to why in this review of Dinosaur World.
- Players: 1-4
- Playtime (with Setup): we find it around 90-150 minutes
- Publisher: Pandasaurus Games
- Designer: Kwanchai Moriya, Joe Shawcross, and Andrew Thompson
Uwe Rosenberg, one of the most well known designers of board games, has been at it again with his new game Hallertau. Published by Lookout Games we bought this game at the same time as we picked up another game from Uwe you may have heard of, A Feast for Odin.
What we were surprised was that the box was almost as heavy as the mighty 7 pound box that is A Feast for Odin. At nearly 6 pounds of game contents, Hallertau is no light weight game. Weight of the game boxes isn’t the only thing that makes these heavy games. There is a complexity of the rules and game interactions that are common to Uwe Rosenberg designed games.
However, is this really a masterpiece game? Let’s dig into the game and find out!
- Players: 1-4
- Playtime (with Setup): we find it around 90-180 minutes
- Publisher: Lookout Games
- Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Recently, I have been playing a number of two player games and among my wife’s favorite games are the Century series. Each game uses similar resources, iconography, and easy to understand rules to make unique game experiences.
In Century: A New world, the third of the series, we find a great worker placement game that’s equal parts light and complex. This interesting combination of simple rules with difficult decisions which is the hall mark of any great game.
We’ll take a look at the game play, components, and theme of this game.
- Players: 2-4
- Playtime (with Setup): We find it between 45-90 minutes
- Publisher: PlanB Games
- Designer: Emerson Matsuchi