Great review of Akrotiri by Naked Meeple!

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Photo from Naked Meeple website

Thanks to Naked Meeple for this great write up and review of our new game, Akrotiri! I’m just over the moon with pride when people play our games – and like them as much as we do! :-) Thanks for playing and thanks for a great review. Some things that stood out for me are:

“The game itself is surprisingly challenging”

“My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Akrotiri!”

“I particularly like that it’s such a small, portable game, but that it has a good amount of depth and strategy involved.”

“I’m happy to have this one in my collection”

Thanks Naked Meeple!!

-Jay Cormier

Mox Boarding House video review of But Wait There’s More!

Mox Boarding House is one of – if not THE coolest board game store/restaurants I’ve ever seen. They have two locations, one in Seattle in the Ballard district and one in Bellevue. I’m hoping they find a way to pop these out all over the place (specifically Vancouver!).

Well they have started doing video reviews and they are awesome! Is there anything that these guys aren’t good at!? :-) Check out this very entertaining video review for But Wait There’s More.

-Jay Cormier

Tom Vasel continues to praise But Wait There’s More!

butwaitboxTom already reviewed But Wait There’s More in a video, but he continues to talk about it in his podcast. Listen to the Dice Tower Podcast and at around the 11 minute mark you can hear Tom explain the game and why he thinks it’s a blast. He claims that it’s one of his top party games for 2014 and that it’s better than Snake Oil and The Big Idea! That’s some mighty praise – thanks Tom!

You should be able to pick up a copy for yourself from your local game store. If not – tell them to order some in!!

-Jay Cormier

Bearded Meeple reviews (and likes!) This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us!

Check out this glowing video review of our microgame (that is available to buy for only $5 here). Some key highlights:

“If you like puzzle, tile laying games, you’re really going to enjoy this one.”

“Tons of replayability!”

“Buy two copies and you’re going to have twice the fun!”

Thanks Bearded Meeple!!!

-Jay Cormier

Opinionated Gamers review Akrotiri…twice!

akro-OGIt’s a privilege to be reviewed by the oh-so-opinionated reviewers known as Opinionated Gamers! Due to an oversight we actually got two reviews by them – and both reviewers liked the game – huzzah! You can read the whole thing here and the second review here, but here are a few quotes from both reviews that I liked:

“The map building is fun, and there is a lot of thought that needs to be given when placing tiles”

“it does give different viable scoring options”

“Overall, Akrotiri is an enjoyable and challenging 2P game”

“it’s a nice meaty game that I’ve enjoyed playing”

“I find Akrotiri to be a nice relatively meaty two player game”

“I played it once and was favorably impressed”

“It packs a lot of game in a small box”

Thanks for the reviews guys!

-Jay Cormier

Great Akrotiri play through by Jon Gets Games!

I really like the format of this play through. He edits it down and removes all the unnecessary parts and shows just the actual meaningful bits! Also, Jon Gets Games narrates why he’s doing things as he’s doing them so that you get a full understanding of the rules as he’s playing. I love it and want to see more videos like this – great idea!!

-Jay Cormier

Belfort: The Expansion Expansion Review

Bex-coverThis review was posted awhile ago – but he has tweaked it so much and added so many more photos that I thought I’d share it again. His enthusiasm for the expansion is fantastic! I’m really proud of that expansion because it really feels like we added something new to the game – without bogging it down or making it more complicated. Great review Mark!

-Jay Cormier

Tortuga gets a fantastic review!

Tortuga-BoxNice to see our game from Queen Games getting some love still! A new review popped up on Boardgamegeek.com from Tom – one of its users. Check it out here!

Some nice comments from the review:

“Tortuga is a fun pirate-themed game”

“Tortuga is a smart game with little to no down time between your turns”

“There are a lot of quick decisions to make and they mostly depend on what your opponents are doing.”

Thanks for the review Tom!

-Jay Cormier

Rahdo plays through and loves Akrotiri!

Rahdo has established himself as an important voice in the board gaming community. I think it’s because of his passion that comes through in his videos. It’s obvious that he loves board games! Also he produces a lot of content! If you’re thinking about picking up a game, definitely check to see if Rahdo has played it!

His most recent video is about Akrotiri! He does a 30 minute set up and play through of the first couple of rounds. He makes a couple of goofs, but you’ll see annotations popup that will correct them.

Then there’s a video for the rest of the gameplay so you can see the whole game unfold.

Finally, Rahdo gives his final thoughts. Some of my favourite quotes from Rahdo are:

“Jen and I enjoy that a lot”

“This game really works well”

“There’s a surprising amount to think about”

“It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s exciting!”

“The mosaic of this board as it expands is just a delight”

Thanks for the videos Rahdo!!!

-Jay Cormier