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
Preparing Used Games for Auction, Trade or Sale
by Tina G. McDuffie on 7 September 2019 at 5:34 pm
Two important things you should do to prepare your used games for auction, trade or sale. The post Preparing Used Games for Auction, Trade or Sale appeared first on The Glass Meeple.
Take 5 & Take A Number – Two Great Card Games from Germany
by Tina G. McDuffie on 11 April 2019 at 1:00 pm
Many awesome games never make it across the water to the United States, despite being in print for 20 years or more in Germany. Now two of them have been bundled together for release in the U.S. under new names. The post Take 5 & Take A Number – Two Great Card Games from Germany appeared first on The Glass Meeple.
5 Activities to Distract Kids on a Rainy Day
by Tina G. McDuffie on 26 March 2019 at 1:00 pm
When the kids are full of energy, but it’s too wet to go outside, here are five activities they can simulate via board games. The kids can play most of these games by themselves, though you may need to give the young ones a little help to begin with. Defend the Castle The peace of your castle has been destroyed [...] The post 5 Activities to Distract Kids on a Rainy Day appeared first on The Glass Meeple.
Concordia Venus – The Goddess of Love brings Team Play to Concordia
by Tina G. McDuffie on 13 March 2019 at 10:55 pm
Concordia Venus - The Goddess of Love brings Team Play options to Concordia. A game review by The Glass Meeple. The post Concordia Venus – The Goddess of Love brings Team Play to Concordia appeared first on The Glass Meeple.
10 Games for Easter Baskets
by Tina G. McDuffie on 8 March 2019 at 9:01 pm
These 10 fun-filled games make great sugar-free treats to nestle nicely in an Easter basket. The post 10 Games for Easter Baskets appeared first on The Glass Meeple.
Stone Age: Anniversary – What’s New & Different
by Tina G. McDuffie on 11 January 2019 at 7:45 pm
I love Stone Age. I’ve been looking forward to the new Limited Edition Stone Age: Anniversary for months now and have done quite a bit of research into what’s new and different in it. How could the designer and publishers improve on this classic after 10 years in print? Well, let’s take a look. I’m not going to go into [...] The post Stone Age: Anniversary – What’s New & Different appeared first on The Glass Meeple.
The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 12th Day
by Tina G. McDuffie on 12 December 2018 at 2:00 pm
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Twelve Stefan Feld games, eleven Pandemic co-ops, ten Ticket to Ride games, nine Catan expansions, eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 12 Stefan Feld Games Stefan [...] The post The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 12th Day appeared first on The Glass Meeple.
Game Reviews by Game Title
- 3 Games Perfect for a Relaxing Thanksgiving
- 4 Dice Games You Can Stuff in a Stocking
- 6 Games for Easter Baskets
- 6 Kids Games You Can Stuff in a Stocking
- 6 nimmt!
- 6 nimmt! Junior
- 8 Zombie-Themed Games for Halloween
- 10 Games for Kids’ Easter Baskets
- 19 Board Games By Theme for Your Halloween Game Night
- 24 Days of Stocking Stuffers – Part 1
- 24 Days of Stocking Stuffers – Part 2
- 24 Days of Stocking Stuffers – Part 3
- Acquire 2016
- Advent Christmas Gaming Challenge
- Age of War
- Agricola (Revised Edition)
- Bang! The Dice Game: The Walking Dead
- Bang! The Walking Dead
- Board Games by Theme for Your Halloween Game Night
- Bohnanza Family of Games
- Bohnanza: Pirates
- BraveRats, aka R
- The Builders: Middle Ages
- Can’t Stop
- Carcassonne (short rundown)
- Carcassonne: Hills & Sheep expansion
- Carcassonne Mini Expansions 1 thru 7
- Carcassonne: The Phantom mini expansion
- Carcassonne: South Seas
- Cards Against Humanity
- Castles of Burgundy
- Cinque Terre
- Cloud 9
- Coal Baron
- Codenames: Pictures
- Cooperative Games – It’s All for One and One for All!
- Cthulhu Realms
- DC Comics DBG
- Deck-building Game Series
- Dead Panic
- Dino Hunt Dice
- Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark
- Fiery Dragons
- Firefly: The Game
- Five Tribes
- Flash! – update
- Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival
- Games of Auld Lang Syne: 7 classic games that never grow old
- Get Bit!
- Glass Road
- Grand Austria Hotel
- Keltis Card Game
- Keltis Dice Game
- Keltis Stones (aka Keltis Mitbringspiel)
- King of New York
- King of Tokyo
- La Granja: No Siesta!
- Las Vegas
- Las Vegas: Boulevard
- Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
- Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
- Lost Cities
- Love Letter
- Machi Koro: The Harbor
- Mamma Mia!
- Mansions of Madness
- Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
- Munchkin Zombies: The Walking Dead
- Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 preview
- Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
- Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
- Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
- Pokémon Go
- Pokémon Go – 11 Tricks You May Not Know
- Railroad Revolution
- Rise of Augustus
- Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
- Robo Rally
- Robo Rally Reboot
- Roll For It!
- Roll for the Galaxy
- Scotland Yard
- Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
- Spot it! Disney Princess Words
- Spot it! Frozen Alphabet
- Spot It! Pixar Words
- Star Realms
- Stone Age
- Sushi Draft
- Sushi Go!
- Telestrations & Telestrations After Dark
- Tell Tale and Tell Tale Fairy Tales
- Ticket to Ride
- Time’s Up & Time’s Up: Title Recall
- Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar