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How to Play Bohnanza

How to Play Bohnanza

Bohnanza is a rare beast indeed: a quick-to-play-and-learn card game that looks like it’s for kids, but it isn’t… until it is. Kids can play it, adults can play it, and kids and adults can play it together, and it will still be just as interesting...
How to Play Terra Mystica

How to Play Terra Mystica

There’s a lot of blah blah blah to get through before you’re fully ready to play Terra Mystica. Lucky for you, Ryan’s got blah blah blah in spades. (click to view transcript) Hi! It’s Ryan from nights Around a Table, and this is Terra Mystica,...
How to Play Last Will

How to Play Last Will

When i asked Czech Games Edition if they could send me some copies of games from their back catalog, they wanted me to talk about Trapwords, but were nice enough to send along a few of the other games i requested. Last Will was one of those. It had always piqued my...
How to Play Periodic

How to Play Periodic

The team at Genius Games is carving a niche out of quasi-educational board games, and Periodic is their latest offering. i say “quasi” not because the game’s not educational, but because it’s not capital-E educational. Whereas attempts at...
How to Play The Voyages of Marco Polo

How to Play The Voyages of Marco Polo

Roll dice, place workers. Plenty of other board games do it, but the added twist that The Voyages of Marco Polo brings is a cast of game-breaking characters that majorly break one of the rules of the game. But if everyone cheats, no one does… right? Addenda At...
How to Play Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar

How to Play Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar

It’s a rare thing when form and function come together to create something cool and useful, but that’s what you get with the operable gears in Tzolk’in: a rondel game where the board itself moves the pieces! Pretty neat. Check it out: Get Your Own...