First English review of Tortuga washes ashore!

Tor-sample5The Piemaster, as he’s known on, has provided his thoughts to the world about our new game Tortuga! Overall he was pleased with the game! Here’s my favourite quote:

I was pleasantly surprised with how well Tortuga played. We all were in fact, and one of our play group decided to buy it the following day. It is fairly cheap, quick and easy to play, entertaining throughout and deceptively strategic.

Yay! Thanks Piemaster for reviewing the game! Here’s hoping we get enough interest in the game so we can release some expansions to increase the depth even more for those that want it!!

-Jay Cormier

First review of Tortuga!

Tortuga-BoxWe have our first review of Tortuga – and it’s a good one…I think! I say I think because the review is in Dutch and Google Translate makes it hard – and funny – to read! Here’s the final conclusion from Dominique and the website, which I believe is called Table Sticks:

if you want a thematic properly converted family game with pirates in the lead, are fond of dice luck and accident, your console like graced with beautiful and solid material, loves interacting with the continuous scanning of the signs of your opponent is paramount , enjoy choice stress kicks in an exciting and uncertain final scoring and not mind a quest for an extra pull bag you should not hesitate to strike.

I’ll just focus in on the last part “You should not hesitate to strike” and assume that the reviewer loved it! :-) You can read the whole review here.

-Jay Cormier

This Town Ain’t Big Enough for GeekDad’s review…wait – yes it is!

ThisTown-logoScreenshot 2014-02-10 15.03.08GeekDad wrote up a nice review of This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us! In short, he liked it and while it won’t replace Carcassonne as his main tile-laying game, but that “it’ll be great for a quick fix.” Check out his review…

Oh also – you knew that the game is still funding on Kickstarter right?! Hey with a minimum pledge of $3 you can get yourself a copy of the game…or what about free? Sure – you can even try the game for free as a print and play. Click on Free Games above to find it.

To back it on Kickstarter, click here!

If you just want to share the Kickstarter campaign with your friends (because it fun to do!) – then you can use this link:


Fantastic video review of Belfort: The Expansion Expansion by Couple Vs. Cardboard!

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Bex-coverThese two are just awesome! I love their reviews. They have high production quality, they’re both good on camera (and adorable!) – but mostly I love them because they actually REVIEW the game! I’m not sure how we all became so complacent in interchanging the word review with rules summary. 99% of all other ‘reviews’ that I see are mostly a lengthy rules summary with an opinion tacked on at the end.

Anyway – I’m ranting. Here’s their video review of our new expansion – which they both seemed to really enjoy!

-Jay Cormier

First video review of Belfort: The Expansion Expansion!

Let’s Level Up has done the first video review of Belfort: The Expansion Expansion! He goes through all the assistants,expansions and new guilds with close ups of each. In short – he really liked the expansion! Yay! Check it out:

And here’s Let’s Level Up’s review of the base game of Belfort – which he also liked!


-Jay Cormier

Belfort: The Expansion Expansion – first mini review

A user by the name of Mark O’Reilly on has written up the first comments I’ve seen for Belfort: The Expansion Expansion – and they’re glowing with praise! Yay! Here’s what he had to say:

Not only adds loads of goodiness to an already great game, it elevates the game to top shelf stuff.
Tons of variety now, extra guilds, the personnel are simply awesome – and compensate player order ( last pick first) , expansions to the base game buildings of Belfort city are simply genius!, adds a plethora of things to do.
Your cup will runneth over :-).

Ask yourself these two questions:

1) You own Belfort?
2) You enjoy Belfort?
If you answer Yes to above…
You simply have to buy this little box of tricks…
Best expansion I have ever purchased to date, adds to game in such a good way.
Thank you designers, artist and TMG.


Thanks so much for the kind words Mark! Really cool to read that you liked it.


-Jay Cormier

German, Polish and Spanish Belfort Admirers?

Belfort-PSWell the German language and Polish language version of Belfort is now out as is evident by a few reviews that are popping up online. Pegasus Spiele has partnered with Tasty Minstrel Games to publish the German version (along with new box art) and Lacerta partnered with TMG to publish the Polish version.

Here’s a video review of the German version by If anyone out there speak German can you let us know what they thought of the game?! :-)

Here’s a video review of the Polish version by Board Times. If you can understand Polish – then let us know what they’re saying!

Here’s a Spanish written review of Belfort (the game wasn’t published in Spanish – so they were playing an German version of the game) by Alrededor de la Mesa. Google Translate helped us out with this one! While he thought that with some players the downtime can be too much, he did say,

“I think a great Belfort game mid-level majorities the right amount of interaction between players.” (thanks Google Translate!)

And finally, if you only speak English, well here’s a review from play board games that also gave Belfort a favourable review!

So thanks to everyone around the world for playing and reviewing Belfort! It’s great to know that people in other parts of the world can now play our game!!

-Jay Cormier

Major Fun Award for Train of Thought

Train of Thought box artTrain of Thought has been awarded the Major Fun award from! You can read the full review of the game here.

Here is the criteria they have for awarding the Major Fun award:

  • clear and comprehensive rules that can be read in 5-15 minutes
  • played in under an hour
  • fun enough to play over and over again
  • suitable for a wide audience
  • easy to store
  • made to last
  • uniquely fun
  • tend to make people laugh
  • deep enough to withstand a lot of changes

It’s nice to see Train of Thought still being appreciated by new gamers!!

-Jay Cormier