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
Arboretum4teardown273
Arkham Horror: The Card Game4teardown21
Azul *4.5teardown37
Barenpark3.5teardown308
Biblios4teardown319
Billionaire Banshee3teardown4649
Blank *3.5teardown8194
Blood Bowl4.5teardown468
Carcassonne4.5teardown151
Cards Against Humanity (NSFW)2.5teardown2912
Catan3.5teardown324
Century: Eastern Wonders4teardown539
Century: Spice Road4.5teardown223
Chinatown5teardown378
Clank!4teardown60
Codenames3teardown58
Codenames Pictures3teardown249
Coloretto2.5teardown501
Colt Express3teardown333
Concept3teardown631
Concordia4.5teardown19
Cottage Garden3teardown682
Coup3.5teardown433
Cube Quest2.5teardown1402
CV3teardown1011
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong4.5teardown165
Decrypto4teardown173
Dixit4teardown218
Dobble3.5teardown950
Dominion4teardown76
Dropmix2.5teardown2016
Dungeon Petz2teardown163
Elder Sign2.5teardown491
Eminent Domain: Microcosm2.5teardown2103
Escape: The Curse of the Temple4teardown458
Ethnos3teardown228
Exit: The Game4.5teardown179
Exploding Kittens2.5teardown3632
Firefly3teardown292
Five Tribes4.5teardown55
Flamme Rouge4teardown219
Flash Point: Fire Rescue3.5teardown280
Fog of Love4teardown694
Forbidden Desert4teardown300
Forbidden Island3.5teardown636
Fresco4teardown270
Friday1.5teardown338
Funemployed4teardown1663
Fungi2.5teardown635
Galaxy Trucker3.5teardown149
Game of Thrones: the Card Game4teardown356
Ganz Schon Clever3.5teardown202
Hanabi1.5teardown313
Hanamikoji4.5teardown237
Hand of the King3teardown1291
Hey That Is My Fish2.5teardown727
High Society *3.5teardown680
Hive2teardown213
HMS Dolores2teardown3371
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr *4teardown4683
Ice Cool3.5teardown800
Imhotep4.5teardown364
Imperial Settlers4.5teardown155
Ingenious2.5teardown359
Innovation4.5teardown304
Iota3.5teardown3139
Iquazu *4teardown3427
Isle of Skye4teardown167
Jaipur4.5teardown115
Jamaica3.5teardown438
Kamisado3.5teardown1204
Karuba3.5teardown403
King of Tokyo4teardown257
Kingdom Builder3.5teardown488
Kingdomino3.5teardown196
Lanterns3.5teardown629
Last Will *3.5teardown369
Legend of Drizzt, The3.5teardown523
Lords of Vegas4teardown371
Lords of Waterdeep4teardown52
Lost Cities: The Board Game3teardown1031
Lotus3.5teardown1359
Love Letter2teardown241
Mafia de Cuba3.5teardown1386
Magic Maze2teardown361
Majesty2.6teardown737
Meeple Circus4teardown769
Memoir 444teardown122
Merchants and Marauders4teardown214
Modern Art4teardown216
Mr Jack Pocket3.5teardown667
Mysterium3.5teardown189
New York Slice4teardown1231
News @ 113teardown8873
NMBR 93.5teardown771
Oh My Goods4teardown615
Once Upon a Time4.5teardown1400
One Deck Dungeon4teardown536
One Night Ultimate Werewolf4teardown320
One Zero One1.5teardown3627
Onitama4teardown201
Pandemic4teardown75
Paperback3teardown354
Patchwork4teardown62
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game3teardown331
Photosynthesis3.5teardown335
Pit Crew3.5teardown3461
Port Royal3teardown420
Potion Explosion3.5teardown402
Quadropolis4teardown283
Queendomino3.5teardown405
Race for the Galaxy4teardown47
Red73.5teardown586
Resistance, The4teardown204
Rhino Hero3.5teardown664
Rhino Hero: Super Battle *4teardown782
Rock, Paper, Wizard3teardown2392
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 Multiverse3.5teardown311
Shadows in Kyoto2.5teardown2560
Sheriff of Nottingham4.5teardown287
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective4teardown68
Skull3.5teardown397
Small World3.5teardown206
Splendor4teardown129
Spyfall3teardown483
Star Fluxx1.5teardown1832
Star Realms3.5teardown91
Star Trek: Frontiers4teardown731
Suburbia4.5teardown104
Super Motherload *4teardown515
Survive: Escape from Atlantis3.5teardown254
Sushi Go3teardown380
Takenoko4teardown235
Tales of the Arabian Nights4teardown357
Tash-Kalar *4teardown492
Telestrations4teardown233
Terraforming Mars *4teardown4
Terror in Meeple City3.5teardown698
The Fox in the Forest3teardown413
The Mind2teardown540
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization4teardown3
Ticket to Ride: Europe4teardown100
Tides of Madness3.5teardown1028
Tiny Epic Galaxies4teardown240
Tokaido3teardown469
Tsuro2.5teardown837
Twilight Struggle4teardown5
Unlock Escape Adventures3.5teardown
99999999
N/A
Village3.5teardown123
Villainous2.5teardown917
Welcome To3teardown201
Welcome to the Dungeon3.5teardown890
Wibbell++ *3.5teardown
99999999
N/A
Wits and Wagers Family Edition2.5teardown1299
X-Wing Miniatures Game4.5teardown74
XCOM3.5teardown560
Yamatai3.5teardown535

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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