Category: Previews

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...

Castles of Caleira Preview

If “draw a card & play a card” sounds like the basis for a shallow 18-card micrograme, think again. Castles of Caleira has a unique wrinkle that becomes the main highlight of this small card game about building castles. You get to choose whether to play your cards face-up or face-down each turn, significantly...