Category: Featured

BGB Podcast #33 – You Can’t Win ‘Em All

You can’t always win when you want, but if you lose sometimes, you might find, your win rate recedes. Look, sometimes we lose games. I know. It’s weird. It’s hard to talk about, to be frank, but it’s important to realize that your heroes can have flaws. So, this week, we’re counting down our...

Our Most Anticipated Games of Gen Con 2018

Okay, listen up. Gen Con 2018 is right around the corner, and there are an awful lot of games to talk about. We couldn’t possibly cover them all (but we’ll damn sure try), so in the mean time, the three of us knocked our heads together, and came up with ten games that we’re...

New Corp Order Kickstarter Preview

2Tomatoes supplied a preview copy of the game. Everything you see is a pre-production copy New Corp Order is a 1-4 player game where 4 MegaCorporations compete for domination of all the media in the world. Deeply cynical, you will be pushing an agenda for the company “Generic INC”, trying to get their planted...

Omen: A Reign of War Review & Kickstarter Preview

Omen: A Reign of War is the base game in the Omen saga being rereleased on Kickstarter by Kolossal Games, designed by John Clowdus. What you are seeing is a preproduction copy provided by Kolossal Games. Check the game out on Kickstarter here! Omen: A Reign of War Omen: A Reign of War is...

Rising Sun Review

Even though Rising Sun is releasing into retail this week, we’ve had our grubby mitts on it for a while thanks to CMON’s phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign. But maybe you’re seeing it on store shelves for the first time. So naturally, you came to your favourite source for board game opinions, and opinions ye...

Imperius Preview

It’s not often that I sit stumped wondering how to write a preview for a game. Most modern board games tend to be a combination of mechanisms and one super interesting novel mechanic or a cool blend of many mechanics. Imperius by Kolossal Games can be described superficially as a card drafting game where you...

Mysthea Preview

There’s an island in the sky, and it’s yours if you want it. Just remember where you left it, because it might not be there next time you look. Certainly one of the more unique mechanics we’ve seen in a board game, Mysthea by Tabula Games allows players to alter the board itself, by...

Guardian’s Gambit Preview

Guardian’s Gambit is a tight two-player tug-of-war. Each round, a player will have 6 cards at their disposal: 2 Swordsman, 2 Shieldbearers, and 2 Special Guardians that you get to choose from out of a larger pool of Special Guardians. Each round, you will attack and defend against your opponent’s attacks until only one player has cards left and wins the...

Our Favorite Games of 2017

It’s February! What better time for a list of our favorite games of 2017?! The Board Game Barrage tanks got together, argued for hours, and came up with a selection that’s more or less representative of us as a group. It was a good year for games, so it’s criminal how many greats we...