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This week’s video is about an upcoming deck building game with an 8-bit art style.
07/17/2022

This week’s video is about an upcoming deck building game with an 8-bit art style.

Final Strike is an upcoming “deck forging” card game with an 8-bit art style. Magesmiths forge increasingly powerful weapons to earn glory by damaging and de...

Santa’s Little Elves is a Christmas-themed bluffing game about disgruntled elves stealing toys from Santa’s workshop!
05/24/2022

Santa’s Little Elves is a Christmas-themed bluffing game about disgruntled elves stealing toys from Santa’s workshop!

Santa’s Little Elves is an upcoming holiday-themed bluffing game about disgruntled elves stealing toys from Santa’s Workshop!You can find more information he...

04/26/2022

Unmatched is a miniatures battling game with extremely asymmetric player abilities! Hell’s Kitchen and Redemption Row add Marvel heroes to the game, and they...

Daimyo Senso is a Risk-like area control game set in 16th century Japan.AND Brains on Games is 2 years old!
04/20/2022

Daimyo Senso is a Risk-like area control game set in 16th century Japan.

AND Brains on Games is 2 years old!

For the second anniversary of Brains on Games, I’ll take a look at Daimyo Senso, a Risk-like area control game set in 16th century Japan. There’s no randomne...

There are lots of ways to play this dexterity game, but mostly it’s about shooting your discs to the opponent’s side of ...
04/05/2022

There are lots of ways to play this dexterity game, but mostly it’s about shooting your discs to the opponent’s side of the board, creating paths that make shots easier for both players!

Pathways is an upcoming dexterity game - players flick discs across a board, filling holes to make paths that make shots easier for both players! There are a...

Loq is an upcoming word game that is quite possibly my favourite word game of all time.
03/22/2022

Loq is an upcoming word game that is quite possibly my favourite word game of all time.

Loq is a word game for two to twenty players. Each round has a fun special rule to dictate how clues or guesses work!00:00 Intro00:33 Play Count & Complexity...

Painters compete to create the best abstract painting.
03/14/2022

Painters compete to create the best abstract painting.

Abstract Academy is a beautiful grid-building card game about creating an abstract painting to score the most points! Have a favourite artist or art style an...

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition is a standalone card game based on Terraforming Mars. It’s focused on engine building...
03/07/2022

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition is a standalone card game based on Terraforming Mars. It’s focused on engine building and phase selection, with simultaneous turns that allow a game to be played about twice as fast as the original.

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition is a standalone, card game version of Terraforming Mars. It’s a focused engine building, phase selection game that plays i...

Camouflage is an upcoming game where players race to add their pieces to an ever-growing puzzle!https://youtu.be/OisPibn...
02/28/2022

Camouflage is an upcoming game where players race to add their pieces to an ever-growing puzzle!

https://youtu.be/OisPibnRMy8

Camouflage is an upcoming game where players race to add pieces to an ever-growing puzzle!00:00 Intro00:30 Play Count & Complexity01:29 Gameplay & Victory Co...

Tiger Stripes The Card Game is a set collecting game where players are baby tigers earning their stripes. It’s a straigh...
02/24/2022

Tiger Stripes The Card Game is a set collecting game where players are baby tigers earning their stripes. It’s a straightforward intro to set collection and drafting mechanics for kids as young as 7, but the older players I tried it with enjoyed it too!

https://youtu.be/CkQ3ejSgZAE

Tiger Stripes The Card Game is a set collecting game for kids as young as seven that adults can enjoy too! Players are tiger cubs who earn their stripes by s...

Crokinole is one of my favourite games of all time. It’s an easy, fun dexterity game that’s like a combination of curlin...
02/21/2022

Crokinole is one of my favourite games of all time. It’s an easy, fun dexterity game that’s like a combination of curling and shuffleboard. We’ve played hundreds of times and it’s never boring. Even non-gamers will give it a try!

Biñho is a newer dexterity game that’s similar to Crokinole, but the turf field and walls create a different experience. It’s another game that almost anyone can pick up and try!

https://youtu.be/XZgnt8gZn5w

TWO flicking games in this episode: Crokinole, the oldest Canadian game I know, and Biñho, a modern flicking game with a soccer theme! The Biñho board is muc...

In Underleague, players bet on monster fights. The first rule of monster fight club? It’s ok to talk about monster fight...
02/14/2022

In Underleague, players bet on monster fights. The first rule of monster fight club? It’s ok to talk about monster fight club.

https://youtu.be/CG4a4Z7x4-E

Underleague is a card game about betting on underground monster fights. Players bet on creatures, monsters challenge one another, and winning bets net player...

Floating Floors is an upcoming strategic game about balancing ninjas. It’s a dexterity game where spatial planning and r...
02/07/2022

Floating Floors is an upcoming strategic game about balancing ninjas. It’s a dexterity game where spatial planning and resource management are even more important than having a steady hand!

Floating Floors is a strategic dexterity game about ninjas! Players balance floors and carefully move ninjas across them in a race to collect their bansen se...

Multi (from Joyful Mathematics) is a two-player multiplication game. Players try to win 3 tic-tac-toe boards in a row, b...
02/03/2022

Multi (from Joyful Mathematics) is a two-player multiplication game. Players try to win 3 tic-tac-toe boards in a row, by placing their X’s or O’s using a factor board.

https://youtu.be/NzwrurWZH6c

Multi is a multiplication board game for two players. The board is made up of 9 to-tac-toe grids. Players try to win three grids in a row to win the game, by...

01/31/2022

Dinamine is an upcoming tile-laying game for kids as young as 8! Players draft tunnels to add to their mines and earn bonuses for tile choice and placement.0...

Dragons Vs. Ogres is an upcoming 2 player card game - players choose either the dragon or the ogre deck and try to captu...
01/24/2022

Dragons Vs. Ogres is an upcoming 2 player card game - players choose either the dragon or the ogre deck and try to capture the most villagers. It’s like War, except players choose a card from their hand of 5. AND they only capture if they race the other player and play their card first!

https://youtu.be/6OGq7b7EWzM

Dragons Vs Ogres is an upcoming two-player card game about capturing the most villagers. It’s similar to War, but players choose the cards they want to use a...

Trekking the World is a set-collecting game about travelling to landmarks and gathering souvenirs. It’s accessible to ki...
01/17/2022

Trekking the World is a set-collecting game about travelling to landmarks and gathering souvenirs. It’s accessible to kids as young as 10, with great artwork and lots of information about each location the players can visit. It plays in an hour or less, and we think it’s better at higher play counts.

https://youtu.be/vXioHlwFCm4

Trekking the World is a family-weight set-collecting game for up to 5 players. Trekkers travel to famous landmarks to tour and collect souvenirs, and each lo...

Telestrations: Upside Drawn is a ridiculous party game. Instead of drawing a picture for teams to guess, “guides” move t...
01/10/2022

Telestrations: Upside Drawn is a ridiculous party game. Instead of drawing a picture for teams to guess, “guides” move the drawing boards under the artist’s marker as they race to draw clues.

https://youtu.be/TN4rDVN08wI

Telestrations: Upside Drawn is a drawing and guessing party game. Instead of an artist drawing a picture for teammates to guess, the artist holds the marker ...

I love heist movies, so backing Caper: Europe was a no-brainer. This is a 2 player game that combines area control, set ...
01/06/2022

I love heist movies, so backing Caper: Europe was a no-brainer. This is a 2 player game that combines area control, set collection, and card drafting. Players assemble crews of thieves at 3 locations to complete the perfect heist! And since none of the thieves are more powerful than the others, if you think one of these bad guys is TOO bad to use in a game with kids, you can pull it from the deck and replace it with a thief from another city.

Caper: Europe is a 2-player game about planning the greatest heist. Players assemble crews of bad guys at 3 locations, and because none of the cards is extra...

A party game about adverbs!
01/03/2022

A party game about adverbs!

Somethingly is a party game where everyone knows WHAT a performer is doing, but has to guess HOW they’re doing it.00:00 Intro00:45 Play Count & Complexity03:...

Radlands is a two-player tableau-building game with fantastic art and components.https://youtu.be/GnL1b8QOxsI
12/30/2021

Radlands is a two-player tableau-building game with fantastic art and components.

https://youtu.be/GnL1b8QOxsI

Radlands is a 2 player card game that’s easy to learn but still has some depth. The art and components combine to create an excellent experience - this is on...

Just in time for the 20th anniversary reunion special, I had a chance to try out Harry Potter House Cup Competition, a w...
12/27/2021

Just in time for the 20th anniversary reunion special, I had a chance to try out Harry Potter House Cup Competition, a worker placement game set in the Harry Potter universe, with one of the best methods to track victory points that I’ve ever seen!

https://youtu.be/-fgIJNl2KzU

Just in time for the Harry Potter reunion special, we take a look at Harry Potter House Cup Championship, a worker placement game set at Hogwart’s.00:00 Intr...

Years ago, miniatures games were all I played, so this surprise was a welcome return to the genre. Scott Pilgrim Miniatu...
12/20/2021

Years ago, miniatures games were all I played, so this surprise was a welcome return to the genre. Scott Pilgrim Miniatures The World is a one vs many skirmish game with great minis, asymmetric player abilities, and rpg-style advancement.

https://youtu.be/5mME23PGbLw

Scott Pilgrim Miniatures The World is a skirmish level battle game from Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games with painted minis, 3D objects, and silly item ca...

This Didn’t Happen is an upcoming game about altering events in history to prevent an apocalypse. It’s a unique experien...
12/13/2021

This Didn’t Happen is an upcoming game about altering events in history to prevent an apocalypse. It’s a unique experience - we haven’t played anything like it!

https://youtu.be/2GBfGpo2oY4

This Didn’t Happen is an upcoming game about time travel. Players work together to alter events that have ripple effects throughout the timeline. Their goal ...

Kodama Forest is a great-looking tile laying game where each player action also benefits their opponents.https://youtu.b...
12/06/2021

Kodama Forest is a great-looking tile laying game where each player action also benefits their opponents.

https://youtu.be/wxnfXGbkMvk

Kodama Forest is a tile placing game with players racing to cover their boards. The twist: players share boards, and they have to get the most coverage witho...

I love coffee, and my wife’s family is German, so I obviously had to check out Seize The Bean, an engine-building, deck-...
11/29/2021

I love coffee, and my wife’s family is German, so I obviously had to check out Seize The Bean, an engine-building, deck-building game about running the best coffee shop in Berlin! This is a game with great components, fun artwork, and amusing cards.

The Kickstarter orders are being fulfilled now, but the Kickstarter edition shown in this video can still be preordered from Quality Beast.

https://youtu.be/u6GwZEHjhhc

Seize The Bean is a new game that can be pre-ordered from Quality Beast (seizethebean.com) as of this recording. It combines engine building, deck building, ...

11/22/2021

Figure It is a deductive number game from FoxMind that can be played by six year olds! Smart Cookies is a progressive puzzle game, that’s a bit like Sudoku w...

This solitaire game has an expansion that allows up to 3 players to compete.
11/15/2021

This solitaire game has an expansion that allows up to 3 players to compete.

Dinosauria is an upcoming solitaire tableau-building game with an expansion that brings the player count to 3! It’s a race to gather resources and hatch baby...

11/08/2021

Empower Empathy is an educational roll-and-move game designed to teach emotional recognition and to encourage empathy. The box includes both a game and a coa...

Dice placement + war = Dice Command!
11/01/2021

Dice placement + war = Dice Command!

Dice Command is a new 2-4 player dice placement war game where players try to get their soldiers behind enemy lines!00:00 Intro00:37 Play Count01:07 Unboxing...

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