Qwirkle

My grandparents used to tell me that I had an old soul. At the time, I thought that meant that they thought I was wise beyond my years, but now that I’m older, I’m convinced that it was their way of saying, “Thank you for not destroying the house like …

Carcassonne

There are some games that have made such an impact on the gaming industry that we often use them as a reference for some type of bit or mechanism. If someone says that we place our units “settlers-style” at the start of a game, then most board gamers will understand …

Drunter und Drüber

Drunter und Drüber means something close to topsy-turvy in German. It’s a tile placement game where players try to steer the placement of tiles away from the buildings that will score them points. The game won the Spiel des Jahres in 1991, which was the third win for designer Klaus Teuber. …