Alright people – the first review is in for our new game, Godfather: A New Don…and it’s a great one! Travis Williams from Tech Raptor gives a very concise rundown of the rules and then offered up his opinion. Here are some of my favourite quotes:
The Godfather: A New Don is a great gateway game, but it’s also a great hobby board game.
The Godfather: A New Don also succeeds in keeping players engaged, even during other players’ turns.
It plays quickly, can be taught in about 5 minutes, and provides a surprisingly high amount of player interaction and player choice considering the low component count and simple, straightforward rules.
If you like high levels of player interaction, and even remotely like the theme, you’ll almost certainly enjoy this game.
Fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful review Travis! Read the entire review here.
Boards and Bees has reviewed Belfort and has deemed it to be buzzworthy! Like many others, he enjoyed it and identified it not as a gateway game, but a few steps up the complexity ladder. Gateway games are games that are easier to teach and play, with hopes that they’d convert non-gamers into gamers. Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan are probably the two best examples of this – hence why they’re both available at places like Chapters and Toys R Us. I agree that Belfort isn’t a gateway game, but I do think it’s close. One or two games after a gateway game and anyone would be comfortable playing Belfort!
Check out his review here, and while you’re at it, the reviewer also has another blog where he goes by the name The Music Therapy Guy. That blog is a very entertaining collection of videos and thoughts on music as therapy. I spent a good 1-2 hours there when I first discovered it (nothing to do with board game, but worth a call out since it’s so entertaining!).