Publisher: Peaceable Kingdom
Year Published: 2014
Number of Players: 2 to 4
Play Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Set-up Time: 1 minute
Learning Curve: Low
Ages: Rated 3 and up, but suitable for some 2-year-olds
Table Size: Small
It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a board game around here, but one of the original purposes of this website was to talk about game accessibility. One aspect of accessibility is a game’s appeal to a variety of audiences, and Sunny Day Pond is one of those games that’s certainly accessible to young gamers.
Sunny Day Pond is a co-operative puzzle game for children. Its simple design has won multiple awards thanks to its nearly flawless presentation and execution. It teaches several great skills to …
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Publisher: Fireside Games
Year Published: 2009
Number of Players: 1 to 6
Play Time: 60 minutes
Set-up Time: 5 to 10 minutes
Learning Curve: Low
Ages: Rated 10 and up
Table Size: Medium
Ever since I first saw Castle Panic on Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, I have had a hankering to give it a try. I love co-op games and fantasy themes, so this seemed like a great mixture of the two. Finally I got a chance to give it a test spin at this year’s annual Gamestorm convention, and I certainly was impressed.
“Tis’ the dawn of the 19th century; an age of science, superstition, and witchcraft. Howling fills the night as a full moon rises over the small, secluded village of Shadowbrook. Gruesome murders have become a daily occurrence and terror haunts the streets at night. An evil creature has taken up residence here and the countryside is engulfed by a tide of darkness. But all is not lost…not yet.
A small group …
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Forbidden Island is a very fun game with relatively simple game mechanics, but it can be difficult to master and win. If you find it too simple on the “novice” difficulty though, you can make it harder on yourself by increasing the difficult to “normal”, “expert”, or “legendary” by starting the game’s water meter at increasing higher levels. The inclusion of these difficulty options should ensure that even veteran players are challenged with the game and can continue to play it for a long time to come.