deck-building games

Deck-Building (and Deck-Wrecking) in ‘Abandon All Artichokes’

Collect carrots and corn, pick up some peppers and potatoes, and bite some beets and broccoli—but above all, 'Abandon All Artichokes'!

July 4, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Hardback’ Is the Next Bestseller

'Hardback' is the "pre-quill" to 'Paperback,' a word-making, deck-building game from Tim Fowers.

April 4, 2017

‘Sunken Treasures’ Expansion Takes ‘Clank!’ to New Depths

After plundering the depths for valuable artifacts and surviving the dragon's wrath in 'Clank!', what's next? How about checking out…

March 9, 2017

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Shadowrift’ 2nd Edition—Bigger and Better

The 2nd edition of 'Shadowrift' is bigger and better than ever.

February 26, 2017

Cooperative Deck-Building in ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle’

Take on the forces of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in this cooperative deck-building game, working your way through 7 "years" of Harry's life…

December 28, 2016

Cryptozoic’s ‘Attack on Titan’ Game: Fun Until You Die

The game is fun until you die a horrible, painful, frustrating death. Since that’s pretty much the defining characteristic of…

December 24, 2016

‘Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis’: A Serious Deck-Builder for Not-So-Serious Gamers

The 'Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game' from Cryptozoic Entertainment is the perfect title for clever kids and drunk adults!…

May 6, 2016

Sherlock Meets Lovecraft in ‘A Study in Emerald’ (Second Edition)

It is 1882, and the world is at war: a growing band of rebels, calling themselves the Restorationists, wants to…

April 11, 2016

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Building Decks, Building ‘Palaces’

In 'Palaces,' you and your opponents compete to build the most luxurious palaces. Bid on precious materials to build up…

November 19, 2015

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Web of Spies’

In Reaping the Rewards, I take a closer look at the finished product from a crowdfunding campaign. Today’s title is…

November 18, 2015

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Eaten by Zombies: Burn It Down’

'Eaten by Zombies,' a deck-building game by Max Holliday, is finally back with a new expansion, bringing some new zombies…

October 8, 2015

‘DC Comics Deck-building Game: Teen Titans’ Review

Cryptozoic hops in the T-Jet and storms Titans Tower in their latest standalone game 'DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Teen Titans.'

September 7, 2015

More Mini Deck-Building in ‘Valley of the Kings: Afterlife’

Last year one of my favorite games was Tom Cleaver's 'Valley of the Kings,' a deck-building game that required you…

September 6, 2015

Table for One: ‘Agent Decker’

Table for One is a series focusing on solo tabletop gaming. Today's game is 'Agent Decker' by Manuel Correia, a…

August 18, 2015

Flipping Out Over ‘Flip City’

Welcome to 'Flip City.' It's a small town: a convenience store, a hospital, a factory, a central park, and a…

July 22, 2015

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Take on the Dungeon Boss With '100 Swords'

Armed with nothing but some boots, an awkward sword, and several crappy swords, you set off into the dungeon in…

July 13, 2015

Table for One Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Dark Dealings'

If you like deck building, bidding, dungeon building, and competitive strategy game elements like I do, then you'll love 'Dark…

July 7, 2015

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Web of Spies

Collect key assets. Eliminate enemy agents. See the world. Web of Spies mashes up deck-building with a high-stakes chase all…

November 5, 2014

NHL Power Play Is Some of the Best Hockey You’ll Ever Play Without a Zamboni

Hockey season started last night and there's no better way to get pumped up about the season than the great…

October 9, 2014

Legendary Encounters: Free Hugs … for Your Face

In space, nobody can hear you shuffle. This year, Upper Deck expanded its Legendary line of semi-cooperative deck-building games into…

September 3, 2014

Valley of the Kings: A Minimalist Deck-Building Game

I love the deck-building mechanic. I know some people have gotten tired of it, but I really enjoy seeing the…

July 7, 2014

All Aboard: Deck-Building + Rail-Laying = Trains

Trains was one of AEG's big releases this year, and I've finally gotten a chance to sit down and play…

October 9, 2013

3012: Deck-Building After the Mayan Apocalypse

As you know, the Mayan apocalypse is fast approaching. What you may not know, however is what the world will…

December 2, 2012

Puzzle Strike 3rd Edition and Shadows Expansion

Take a look at what's inside Puzzle Strike 3rd Edition and the Shadows Expansion.

November 14, 2012

How Fantastic Is Fantastiqa?

Alf Seegert's latest game involves deck-building, but it's unlike any other deck-building games you've played before. In Fantastiqa, players discover…

November 13, 2012

Shadowrift: Cooperative Deck-Building—With Monsters

Shadowrift is a cooperative deck-builder where the monsters don't wait for you to come out and fight.

October 23, 2012

Exclusive Preview: Kaijudo Rise Of The Duel Masters King Coral Card

The Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters Core Set doesn't launch unti September 7th, but GeekMom has this exclusive first…

August 24, 2012

Pixel Lincoln: The 16-Bit Sidescrolling Deck-Building Platformer Card Game

John Wilkes Booth has stolen Abe Lincoln's hat and disrupted the time-space continuum. It's up to you to defeat Booth…

July 5, 2012

They’re Baaaaack! Eaten by Zombies: In Cahoots

On my list of Best Board Games of 2011, I gave Eaten by Zombies an honorable mention, for combining two…

April 25, 2012

Thunderstone Advance Available Today!

Just a reminder: Thunderstone Advance hits shelves today! If you read my review and pre-ordered the game at a Level…

March 12, 2012

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