Welcome to The Board Game Detective! The Board Game Detective is here to provide reviews of boardgames that are light on rules explanation and delve more into what the game feels like to play. Articles will centre on the author's praise and criticisms for the game. Each article will provide a brief theme and rules … Continue reading Welcome
It's the future. Fusion is no longer 10 years away... it's here! What are we going to do with all this extra power? Well, build power hungry Maglevs trains of course. You've been put in charge of a company that seeks to make itself successful by providing transport services to Berlin and/or Manhattan. Of course, … Continue reading Maglev Metro Review
Bloody Oath! What an ambitious experience this game is promising to be. I'm not obligated to tell you anything about the quality of the gameplay in this 'unboxing' post, but TBGD is going to play a few games of Oath and publish a review in a few weeks, so keep an eye out! Oath is … Continue reading Oath: What’s in the box?
You awaken, staring down on a foggy distant realm. As you come to focus, thoughts flit through your mind of a dense jungle. Where you are looking as if by magic, it fades into existence. You try again - this time a mountain. It appears. Hmm. You think of rabbits, and they too appear in … Continue reading Gods Love Dinosaurs Review
Ah, I see you are here for your Nostalgia Injection. Well, let's get that sleeve rolled up and this won't hurt a bit. You should feel it taking effect now .... *harp scale*. You're a kid again. You've got but one care in the world - to build the best Fort. How will you do … Continue reading Fort Review
Every year, my friends and I have come together around the time of Thanksgiving in the US and throw a pot-luck style party. Everyone brings something 'ridiculously American' to share and we all eat until we feel sick and then slip into food comas. I don't want to offend any Americans with our bastardised Australian … Continue reading How I Ruined The Spirit of Thanksgiving with a Metagame
So you've just bought into an Adventure Mart franchise. Dollar signs in your eyes, you stand out the front of your newly finished shop, beaming at your gleaming and sparkling store. You turn to look down the street and see a group of worn out adventurers wandering into town, surely looking to restock their supplies. … Continue reading Adventure Mart Review
Before we begin - I will assure you that this article does not contain any content spoilers for The King's Dilemma. Welcome to the wonderful world of legacy games, where the decisions you make in today's game will have ramifications that ripple through the rest of your campaign! The King's Dilemma seems to be an … Continue reading The King’s Dilemma – One Game In!
It's the year 2100. Gold Coast, Australia. Sometime in the 2080s, the Schoolies arrived to party and never left. The mainland city has been taken over by endless partying, and the general population has decided to finally construct a peaceful new floating city offshore. Contracts are being handed out left right and centre to companies … Continue reading MegaCity: Oceania Review
As the endless struggle for dominance over the woodlands continues unabated, new factions have started to appear and add their voice to the endless cacophony. A group of enterprising Otter merchants/mercenaries seek to profit from the ongoing conflict in the woodlands. A mysterious Reptilian cult is using dark rituals to convert followers to their cause … Continue reading Root – Riverfolk and Underworld Expansions Review
Stonks! It's time to earn some dollarydoos on Wall Street! You've been given a small, $1000 gift from your parents (modest, only enough to buy 20 banks). The wild world of securities trading awaits you and you will either end up much richer, or more likely, in jail because your heavy and highly publicised manipulation … Continue reading Exchange: A Stock Trading Game of Strategy & Wit Review