2017 was an amazing year for tabletop gaming. Since I tend to gravitate toward family games, I decided to compile a list of some of the ones that stood out to me. Since there are seven entries on this list and three more to come in our Staff Picks list, I guess this can be…

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Designer: Inka Brand, Markus Brand Artists: Silvia Christoph, Franz Vohwinkel Publisher: KOSMOS Category: Deduction, Puzzle, Real-Time Players: 1-6 Price: $14.95 Amazon EXIT: The Game – The Secret Lab is the second in the EXIT: The Game series, currently one out of three published EXIT games in english. KOSMOS is currently at work on seven additional…

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Designer: Manuel Correia Artists: Paweł Niziołek, Piotr Uzdowski Publisher: Board&Dice Category: Card Game, Science Fiction Players: 1-5 Price: $13.00 Board&Dice Multiuniversum is a 1-5 player card game, published by Board&Dice. Board&Dice is based out of Wroclaw, Poland, and co-owned by Philip Głowacz and Ireneusz Huszcza, affectionately self-nicknamed Mr. G and Mr. H (for those with…

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Designer: Isaac Childres Artists: Alexandr Elichev, Josh T. McDowell, Alvaro Nebot Publisher: Cephalofair Games Category: Adventure, Economic, Exploration, Fantasy, Fighting Players: 1-4 Price: Kickstarter $99 2013 left its mark on the world in many ways. Pope Francis was the first pope from Latin-America. Roger Ebert, my muse for reviewing and criticizing pop culture, passed away.…

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Designer: Glenn Drover, Don Beyer Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games Category: Civilization, Exploration, Science Fiction Players: 1-4 Price: $119.99 Cool Stuff Inc Under the guise of an intergalactic, 4x, space civilization simulator, Empires: Galactic Rebellion is actually a reimplementation in a line, starting with Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery, both designed by Glenn Drover. Due…

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