List of Reviews

Board Game Reviews

We have a lot of content here on Meeple Like Us. Board game reviews, accessibility teardowns, editorials, and exclusive Patreon content. We have a lot that you might like to explore on the site. This is the full index of what we have for you.

Recommendations

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Board Game Reviews

Here are our board game reviews, along with their associated teardowns. Our board game reviews are discursive, comprehensive, and ideally conformant with our principles regarding the New Board Game Journalism. We post new board game reviews on a Wednesday, with the corresponding accessibility teardown posted on the following Saturday.

You might also be interested in our full master-list if you want to see all the games and all the grades.

* - A review copy was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review
NameRatingTeardownBGG Rank
7 Wonders3teardown45
7 Wonders: Duel4teardown14
Arboretum4teardown272
Arkham Horror: The Card Game4teardown21
Azul *4.5teardown37
Barenpark3.5teardown308
Biblios4teardown318
Billionaire Banshee3teardown4647
Blank *3.5teardown8185
Blood Bowl4.5teardown469
Carcassonne4.5teardown151
Cards Against Humanity (NSFW)2.5teardown2902
Catan3.5teardown321
Century: Eastern Wonders4teardown539
Century: Spice Road4.5teardown223
Chinatown5teardown379
Clank!4teardown60
Codenames3teardown58
Codenames Pictures3teardown249
Coloretto2.5teardown501
Colt Express3teardown333
Concept3teardown631
Concordia4.5teardown19
Cottage Garden3teardown682
Coup3.5teardown432
Cube Quest2.5teardown1401
CV3teardown1006
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong4.5teardown165
Decrypto4teardown174
Dixit4teardown218
Dobble3.5teardown952
Dominion4teardown76
Dropmix2.5teardown2021
Dungeon Petz2teardown163
Elder Sign2.5teardown489
Eminent Domain: Microcosm2.5teardown2092
Escape: The Curse of the Temple4teardown458
Ethnos3teardown227
Exit: The Game4.5teardown179
Exploding Kittens2.5teardown3633
Firefly3teardown291
Five Tribes4.5teardown55
Flamme Rouge4teardown220
Flash Point: Fire Rescue3.5teardown280
Fog of Love4teardown691
Forbidden Desert4teardown299
Forbidden Island3.5teardown635
Fresco4teardown269
Friday1.5teardown338
Funemployed4teardown1662
Fungi2.5teardown635
Galaxy Trucker3.5teardown148
Game of Thrones: the Card Game4teardown357
Ganz Schon Clever3.5teardown205
Hanabi1.5teardown313
Hanamikoji4.5teardown240
Hand of the King3teardown1293
Hey That Is My Fish2.5teardown725
High Society *3.5teardown681
Hive2teardown213
HMS Dolores2teardown3362
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr *4teardown4676
Ice Cool3.5teardown802
Imhotep4.5teardown363
Imperial Settlers4.5teardown154
Ingenious2.5teardown359
Innovation4.5teardown304
Iota3.5teardown3137
Iquazu *4teardown3443
Isle of Skye4teardown167
Jaipur4.5teardown114
Jamaica3.5teardown437
Kamisado3.5teardown1207
Karuba3.5teardown403
King of Tokyo4teardown257
Kingdom Builder3.5teardown488
Kingdomino3.5teardown196
Lanterns3.5teardown627
Last Will *3.5teardown368
Legend of Drizzt, The3.5teardown521
Lords of Vegas4teardown370
Lords of Waterdeep4teardown51
Lost Cities: The Board Game3teardown1032
Lotus3.5teardown1356
Love Letter2teardown241
Mafia de Cuba3.5teardown1384
Magic Maze2teardown361
Majesty2.6teardown738
Meeple Circus4teardown764
Memoir 444teardown122
Merchants and Marauders4teardown214
Modern Art4teardown216
Mr Jack Pocket3.5teardown668
Mysterium3.5teardown188
New York Slice4teardown1230
News @ 113teardown8865
NMBR 93.5teardown769
Oh My Goods4teardown615
Once Upon a Time4.5teardown1399
One Deck Dungeon4teardown534
One Night Ultimate Werewolf4teardown320
One Zero One1.5teardown3622
Onitama4teardown201
Pandemic4teardown75
Paperback3teardown354
Patchwork4teardown62
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game3teardown330
Photosynthesis3.5teardown336
Pit Crew3.5teardown3465
Port Royal3teardown420
Potion Explosion3.5teardown402
Quadropolis4teardown283
Queendomino3.5teardown404
Race for the Galaxy4teardown47
Red73.5teardown586
Resistance, The4teardown202
Rhino Hero3.5teardown664
Rhino Hero: Super Battle *4teardown788
Rock, Paper, Wizard3teardown2389
Roll Through The Ages: The Bronze Age2.5teardown623
Sagrada4teardown125
San Juan - Second Edition4teardown279
Santorini4teardown96
Schotten-Totten4teardown375
Scoundrels of Skullport4.5teardown
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Scrabble5teardown1618
Seasons4teardown176
Sentinels of the Multiverse3.5teardown310
Shadows in Kyoto2.5TBA2561
Sheriff of Nottingham4.5teardown287
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective4teardown67
Skull3.5teardown396
Small World3.5teardown206
Splendor4teardown129
Spyfall3teardown485
Star Fluxx1.5teardown1832
Star Realms3.5teardown91
Star Trek: Frontiers4teardown730
Suburbia4.5teardown104
Super Motherload *4teardown511
Survive: Escape from Atlantis3.5teardown253
Sushi Go3teardown378
Takenoko4teardown235
Tales of the Arabian Nights4teardown356
Tash-Kalar *4teardown492
Telestrations4teardown233
Terraforming Mars *4teardown4
Terror in Meeple City3.5teardown698
The Fox in the Forest3teardown413
The Mind2teardown545
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization4teardown3
Ticket to Ride: Europe4teardown100
Tides of Madness3.5teardown1030
Tiny Epic Galaxies4teardown238
Tokaido3teardown468
Tsuro2.5teardown837
Twilight Struggle4teardown5
Unlock Escape Adventures3.5teardown
99999999
N/A
Village3.5teardown123
Villainous2.5teardown912
Welcome To3teardown204
Welcome to the Dungeon3.5teardown891
Wibbell++ *3.5teardown
99999999
N/A
Wits and Wagers Family Edition2.5teardown1300
X-Wing Miniatures Game4.5teardown74
XCOM3.5teardown559
Yamatai3.5teardown533

Editorials

In addition to our usual board game reviews, we also occasionally post editorials. These are funded by our generous Patrons.

  • 180 Days Later… (editorial)
  • Acquisitions & Consumption – You’re Welcome in this Hobby (editorial)
  • A Year of Meeple Centred Design – Talking about You and Me and the Games People Play (editorial)
  • Board Games and Social Isolation (editorial)
  • Busting the myths around Sociological Accessibility (editorial)
  • Dealing with the Inaccessibilities of a Luxury Hobby (editorial)
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017 (editorial)
  • How Do We Make Accessibility Sexier (editorial)
  • I’m A Fraud – The Signed Confessions of Michael Heron (editorial)
  • Mindful Jargon (editorial)
  • Some Honest Reflections on Patreon (editorial)
  • The Accessibility of House Rules (editorial)
  • The Terrible Twos – the Second Anniversary of Meeple Like Us (editorial)
  • Universal Inaccessibility in Board Games (editorial)

Academia

In addition to our usual board game reviews, we occasionally put out some properly academic content. That’s because a number of us are essentially working in a kind of board game academia.

  • Meeple Centred Design: A Heuristic Toolkit for Evaluating the Accessibility of Tabletop Games (blog post | academic paper)
  • Eighteen Months of Meeple Like Us: An Exploration into the State of Board Game Accessibility (blog post | academic paper)
  • Adventures in the World of Board Game Accessibility Seminar (video)
  • Axschat with Michael (video)

Special Features

In addition to our usual board game reviews, we also occasionally post special features on a range of topics.

Accessibility in Action

Books, Movies and Documentaries

In addition to our usual board game reviews, we also occasionally review other media.

  • Haynes Tabletop Gaming Manual (review)
  • It’s All A Game (review)
  • Monopolists – Obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world’s favorite board game (review)
  • Under the Boardwalk (review)

Actually, it’s about ethics in board game reviews

In addition to our usual board game reviews, we are also very interested in the topic of ethics in criticism. Ethics in general, really.

The New Boardgame Journalism – The Art of Board Game Reviews

We have some thoughts on the best way to approach board game reviews, and we record those here.

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy of Board Game Reviews (editorial)
  • Game Criticism and the Myth of the Objective Review (editorial)
  • New Boardgame Journalism – with apologies to Kieron Gillen (editorial)
  • New Game Journalism Reader (special feature)
  • Reviewer Isolationism in the Hobbyist Media Landscape (editorial)
  • In Defence of Board Game Review Scores (editorial)

Conventions

Patreon exclusive content

The content here is exclusive to our patrons. We never restrict access to our board game reviews, but there’s plenty of other stuff that you’re missing..

Patreon Newsletter

Patreon roundup newsletters are exclusively available to $1 Patrons.

Depth Year Diary

Depth year diaries are available to $3 Patrons a year in advance.

Meeple Monthly Roundup

Monthly roundups of the best from tabletop media in the month are available to $3 Patrons a year in advance.

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