Lords of Waterdeep

Lords of Waterdeep is a board game based on the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Waterdeep is the mythical town, known as the staring place for adventurers to go on their quests. Players can play the iOS game asynchronously against online opponents, locally (via pass and play), or against AI. But why review the iOS…

Guild of Dungeoneering 

Guild of Dungeoneering feels to me like the Pokemon RPG, honing the battle mechanic to a sharp point. For reference, in the Pokemon RPG, you collect Pokemon with different moves (along with strengths and weaknesses) that you use to battle opponents and progress in the game. In Dungeoneering, you build a guild hall which attracts…

Mini Metro

I’ve been waiting over 3 years for this game to come to iOS, I kid you not. To understand why, you might want some backstory. So it was my senior year of college and I was spending my final term abroad in Italy. We had just spent the day in Perugia, an old town known…

The Trouble with Reviewing Games

One of my resolutions for 2017 is to write and play 52 “new” games, in an effort to dig into what makes games tick in order to become a better game designer myself. It was inspired by Design Explosions.  The goal is not to rate or review games but to understand how they work, what…