4 Player Games

Sagrada Board Game Review

Do you love a brain teaser with a bit of puzzle mixed in? ME TOO!!! I like to think games like this will make my mind stay fresh as I age. It is the perfect amount of deduction while still remaining light enough to have a conversation while playing. Sagrada is played in rounds using ... Read more
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Suburbia: A City Building Board Game

Looking for a step up from Monopoly? Try your hand at building an entire city! Suburbia was released over ten years ago and has stood the test of time. Players work as city planners placing different types buildings into their borough. The challenge comes from placing tiles in locations where they will give you the ... Read more
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Stroop: A Card Game with a Psychological Twist

Stroop is a unique card game that is both a filler, and a brain burner. Christin and I had the opportunity to play it with the game designer before its official release at Grand Con in 2017. I have a background in Psychology so this game was very interesting to me as the main mechanic ... Read more

Twice as Clever: The Complex and Strategic Roll and Write Game

Many in the gaming community love roll and write games for their simplicity. The genre is meant to be simple, light-weight and have mass appeal. Twice as Clever (or any of the games in the “Clever” series) shows us that a roll and write doesn’t have to be simple. Twice as Clever adds complex scoring ... Read more

Splendor: Your Guide to a Gem of a Board Game

If you’re looking for a fun and challenging board game to play with your friends Splendor is a perfect choice! In this game, players compete to earn the most prestige by acquiring gems, mines and the favor of nobles. The gameplay is simple but strategic, and it’s sure to keep you entertained for hours on ... Read more

Dimension: A Fast-Paced 3D Puzzle Game

A few years ago while walking through the main hall at a board game convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we came across a man setting up for a tournament of Dimension, a board game we’d never seen before. The tables were filled with brightly colored balls, which caught our attention and prompted us to stop. ... Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Dominion: Everything You Need to Know About the Game

Christin and I were first introduced to Dominion during a game night with friends. We had no idea what to expect, but we were quickly drawn in by the complexity and variety of the game. What we didn’t realize at the time was that we were experiencing a revolution in board gaming. Dominion showed us ... Read more
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How to Play Forbidden Island: The Best Co-Op Board Game for Beginners

Forbidden Island is a cooperative board game for two to four players. It’s designed by Matt Leacock, the creator of Pandemic, and it’s published by Gamewright. The goal of the game is to collect four treasures from the island and escape before the island sinks. When I want to introduce new people to Co-Op gaming, ... Read more
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The Infectious Fun of Pandemic: Why You Will Love This Game

I think Pandemic was the first Co-Op board game I ever played. These days I recommend people start with Forbidden Island for their first Co-Op game (a game by the same designer), but Pandemic has quickly become the “standard” Co-Op board game, and it’s also a good place to start. It used to be that ... Read more