Focus

I’m pretty terrible at abstract strategy games, but it’s only because they bore me to near death. They have no theme. They usually involve capturing or dominating your opponent’s pieces, and they hold no surprises. They are a battle of nerves and wits that I would rather avoid; however, I …

Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard is a game of deduction and secret movements where one or more players take on the roles of London detectives and attempt to locate the mysterious Mr. X, played by a single player. The game was first published in 1983 by Ravensburger. It was also published by Milton …

Kingdom Builder

“A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.” – Louisa May Alcott “Three wooden cubes do I place, next to others of their kind; And a card I must then take, to ease my troubled mind.” – …

Zombie Dice

“Okay, well, you’re dead. Which is unusual, because we don’t normally see this much activity in a dead person.” – Dr. Bronson (My Boyfriend’s Back, 1993) Zombie Dice is a quick push your luck game designed by Steve Jackson, Munchkin maker. Published by Steve Jackson Games, Zombie Dice will accommodate as many …