Category: Review

Cube Quest review

Cube Quest (2013)

You know all those fancy gaming tables that the most dedicated of board-gamers have? The ones that are the cost of a small car and the size of a horse’s coffin? I always wondered why they had a recessed playing area – it seemed uncomfortable and awkward, like…

Seasons review

Seasons (2012)

Wizard battles in many settings are like stereotypical gunfights in the old west – a moment’s twitch of the fingers, a flare of fire and smoke and pain, and a dead body on the ground. In games such as Dungeons and Dragons, the casting time of incantation…

Imperial Settlers review

Imperial Settlers (2014)

Let’s get the obvious thing out of the way first. Imperial Settlers is a beautiful game. It is replete with the most adorable art, and the most invitingly charming aesthetic. Don’t be fooled though. Despite its appearance, Imperial Settlers is a game that has all the…

Hive review

Hive (2001)

Putting my cards (tiles) on the table early, I’m going to say I don’t like Hive. I’m also going to say it’s not really the fault of the game. I’ve seen more than enough supporting evidence that shows this is a rich experience with endless strategic and…

Twilight Struggle Review

Twilight Struggle (2005)

I’m old enough to remember the Cold War, but not old enough to have understood it at the time. To me, the Cold War was just the sinister background music to the much more immediate fears that the tensions of the time drizzled into my developing brain. I…

Rhino Hero review

Rhino Hero (2011)

We haven’t reviewed a lot of dexterity games on Meeple Like Us – not yet, at least. It’s not for lack of opportunities – I have a number of them on my shelves. It’s just – they’re exhausting to play. You flick a thing at another…

Legend of Drizzt review

The Legend of Drizzt (2011)

D&D fourth edition was considered by many to be something of an RPG war-crime. I bought the books, but never played it beyond a forum campaign I briefly ran. To be fair, I was most familiar with the second edition rules – I was so comfortable with…

Forbidden Island Review

Forbidden Island (2010)

There’s a famous (ish) radio programme over here in Britain called Desert Island Discs. It’s been a national institution for over seventy years and posits a simple question to its guests – if you were stranded as a castaway on an island somewhere, which eight albums would you…

Lords of Vegas review

Lords of Vegas (2010)

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to review a board game about being a gangster. I’ll be honest though, I didn’t expect a theme as glitzy and glamorous as running chains of a high-stake casino in the mob-riddled Vegas strip would come in such a…

Love Letter (2012)

I don’t like Love Letter, and I’m not entirely convinced that’s not a failing on my part. How could I not experience moments of self-doubt in making a statement like that? It’s love letter. It’s a beautiful game adored by almost everyone. There are sixteen…

Codenames Pictures review

Codenames Pictures (2016)

We very recently reviewed Codenames for Meeple Like Us – if you’ve already read that review, you can skip through an awful lot of this post. Here’s your one sentence review – Codename Pictures is exactly like Codenames, but with pictures. This review then you should probably think…

Codenames (2015)

Codenames is the staggeringly popular winner of 2016’s prestigious Spiel des Jahres. It’s a game that has had such breath-taking success in such a short time that stores in America are already selling cash-in ‘adult’ versions for the Cards Against Humanity demographic. It’s #6 on Shut…

Blood Bowl review

Blood Bowl (2016)

As I ripped open the sealed bag containing the special dice for Blood Bowl, I applied just a tiny bit too much force and four of them ended up going flying across the room. I went over to pick them up – each of them showed the ‘attacker down’…

One Night Ultimate Werewolf Review

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (2014)

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (ONUW) is a social deduction game that teaches you how fundamentally untrustworthy your friends and family can be. It’s a game of bald-faced lies, half-truths, and shrouded information. It’s whippet-quick – individual games last around five minutes. It’s also mercilessly intense –…