Game Reviews

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Want to know more about a game, including how it plays, its theme, the ultimate goal of the game, the quality of its components, etc.? You’ve come to the right place. Have we got lots of game reviews for you!

Tina began writing game reviews regularly in April 2013 for Here Be Books & Games’ monthly newsletter. When she realized she’d written more than 40, she launched her Game Review Blog, The Glass Meeple, to make it easier for gamers and would-be gamers to access her archive of works.

Latest Game Reviews

  • La Granja: No Siesta! – The lighter, dicier cousin
    by Tina G. McDuffie on 3 July 2017 at 2:00 pm

    When I initially saw La Granja: No Siesta! on Board Game Geek, I thought it looked interesting. I enjoy short, light games with hard decisions as much as I enjoy my longer, more involved Euro strategy games. Unfortunately, in this case, I was a little turned off it after watching Rahdo Run Through it. It didn’t appear there were that [...] The post La Granja: No Siesta! – The lighter, dicier cousin appeared first on The Glass Meeple. […]

  • Railroad Revolution – Specialized workers lend layers of complexity
    by Tina G. McDuffie on 26 June 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I happened to watch part of a Rahdo Runs Through Video on Railroad Revolution a little while back. What intrigued me about the game was how the various types of workers could affect actions. So, when I saw an open copy on Ward’s shelf at Atlanta Game Fest, I snagged it, read the rules and conned my husband and a [...] The post Railroad Revolution – Specialized workers lend layers of complexity appeared first on The Glass Meeple. […]

  • Century: Spice Road – If you like Splendor, you’ll love this!
    by Tina G. McDuffie on 17 June 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I learned seven new games at Atlanta Game Fest (AGF). Four of them made it on to my want-to-own list: Century: Spice Road, Great Western Trail, Railroad Revolution and La Granja: No Siesta! I also got to play Jet Set with part of an expansion I own and part of another expansion I don’t. Both provided some new ways to [...] The post Century: Spice Road – If you like Splendor, you’ll love this! appeared first on The Glass Meeple. […]

  • Great Western Trail – Kansas City here I come!
    by Tina G. McDuffie on 16 June 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I may not ride a horse any more, but I was born a cowgirl, so I was very excited when our friends Robyn and Dave suggested Great Western Trail. I even got to play it twice at Atlanta Game Fest! Great Western Trail is a medium to heavyweight Euro game. It took about half an hour to set it up [...] The post Great Western Trail – Kansas City here I come! appeared first on The Glass Meeple. […]

  • Vegas Showdown – A Classic Bidding Game of Casino Building
    by Tina G. McDuffie on 10 June 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Since Tim’s birthday is this month, I let him pick a game for me to run through and review. He chose a classic oldie, but goodie and one of my favorite games that I’m always willing to play: Vegas Showdown. Vegas Showdown, designed by Henry Stern, is a bidding game of casino building. You and your fellow players are competing [...] The post Vegas Showdown – A Classic Bidding Game of Casino Building appeared first on The Glass Meeple. […]

  • Grand Austria Hotel – A dice-selection Euro game.
    by Tina G. McDuffie on 10 March 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’m a fan of dicey Euro games. That is, games in which dice rolls determine your options for action – my husband calls this dice selection – and there’s some means to modify the dice results – though it may cost a bit. My favorite dicey Euro game of all time is Castles of Burgundy, which I still have yet [...] The post Grand Austria Hotel – A dice-selection Euro game. appeared first on The Glass Meeple. […]

  • 191 New Things in Pokémon Go. Did you catch ’em all?
    by Tina G. McDuffie on 18 February 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Niantic added 191 new things in Pokémon Go as part of their 2/16/17 update to the popular exer-game. Did you catch ‘me all? To help see if you missed anything, we’ve detailed all 191 here in one handy list. Don’t worry, most of them are in groups, so it won’t take too long to read. 1 – 80. Gen 2 [...] The post 191 New Things in Pokémon Go. Did you catch ’em all? appeared first on The Glass Meeple. […]

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