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Review Roundup

Hey there, everyone. We've once more made it to The Weekend. Isn't it just grand? As you're reading this, I'm hanging out at my friend's Library, playing some games. It's a good time had by all.

But that's me. As for you, you're here to check out some game reviews. So let's get to it.

Today we have: Ice Cool, Game of Trains, Sprue Grey: Wargame Hobby Magazine - The Golden D6 Tutorial Issue Six, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Gloobz, Sushi Go Party!, 13 Days, Junk Art, Lotus, Beyond Baker Street, Rise of Man: Stone Age, and Quarto.

Toucan Play That Game:

Ice Cool Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Ice Cool by Brain Games.

Game of Trains Review

In this video you can find out my thoughts on Game of Trains by Brain Games.

Wargame News and Terrain:

Sprue Grey: Wargame Hobby Magazine - The Golden D6 Tutorial Issue Six Review

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Looking to expand your wargame knowledge, learn of the best painters and most talented wargame bloggers? Search no further as Sprue Grey has just released their lastest The Golden D6 - hobby magazine issue filled with an amazing collection of tutorials! Check the review of this latest issue on Wargame News and Terrain.

Dog and Thimble:

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu Review

Cthulhu Pandemic

You are an investigator, tasked with the all-important duty of sealing gates to another world and preventing Cthulhu from awakening. No pressure. You and up to three friends embark on this journey into Arkham with the odds stacked against you – towns are being overrun by zealots eager to bring the end of the world, Shoggoth roam, spreading madness, and all of Cthulhu’s buddies are waking up from a long slumber to make your job even more difficult.


Globs and Gobs (A Review of Gloobz)


At the center of the table sit three colorless monsters, three paint buckets (red, yellow, and blue), and one creature that combines aspects of all the others.

Someone flicks at the next card with their thumb, ready to draw it. “More gloobz,” they say.

They flip the card.

Let’s Get This Party Rolling (A Review of Sushi Go Party!)

Sushi Go Party

Sushi Go Party is a card drafting and set collection game where players pass adorable sushi cards around in an effort to accumulate the most points by grabbing the best cards for themselves. The various cards offer different scoring opportunities and I won’t explain every one here, but generally you are rewarded for having the most of something and punished for having too few of something. You want to collect valuable sets and avoid cluttering up your hand with useless junk.

Bluffing, Brinksmanship, and Battlegrounds (a review of 13 Days)

13 Days

13 Days is a card-driven area control game for two players based on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Players play as either President Kennedy (USA) or Premier Khrushev (Soviet Union) and attempt to dominate the other in specific battlegrounds and in public perception. The player with the most prestige at the end of the game (or the player who doesn’t trigger global nuclear war) wins.

Drive Thru Review:

Junk Art Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:16); final thoughts and review (06:48)

Lotus Review

Intro (00:00); game overview (01:16); final thoughts and review (06:48)

Board Game Quest:

Beyond Baker Street Review


In Beyond Baker Street, the players must work together to try to solve a murder. Players will be playing cards into three stacks to try to discover the correct Subject, Motive and also Opportunity. The key is that players won’t know what cards they have in their hand, and must rely on their fellow players to make good use of them.

Rise of Man: Stone Age Preview


Rise of Man: Stone Age is a card drafting, strategy board game where players will vie for various resources that were indigenous to the Stone Age period. They do this in order to surmount the obstacles and hazards that are randomly drawn during a 5-round game. The game supports from 2-6 players and plays in about 30-90 minutes depending on player count.

Quarto Review


At first glance, Quarto seems to have based its game play off Tic-Tac-Toe. The game is played on a 4×4 grid with 16 unique pieces. The object is to get either a row or diagonal of 4 pieces that share a common trait. The first player to achieve that wins.