Board Games

Board Game Review: Stone Age

*Make sure you check out the news section at the bottom of the review!* Cell phones, running water, refrigeration and take-out Chinese food. Yep, we have things pretty good these days. Have you ever wondered how you would do in another era? Do you think you have what it takes to be a hunter-gatherer? Could

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Board Games, General

Board Game Review – Survive: Escape from Atlantis

The island is sinking all around you. In the water are sharks and sea monsters that are after you. Grab a spot in a lifeboat and paddle towards the closest beach, but watch out for whales- they capsize your boat and then you are a swimmer. Theme: Tropical island survival Number of Players: 2-4 (more interesting with

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Board Games, General

Board Game Review: Carcassonne

Carcassonne is an award-winning new classic. It is the game that introduced the world to the meeple, a wooden figure that has become an industry standard. The game was first published in 2000, but is just as strong a seller today. Named after a city in France, Carcassonne is a Euro-game that is simple but

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Board Game Review: Alhambra

Think you can build the most extravagant and beautiful palace? Grab a starting tile and hire your best contractors. This is Alhambra… Theme: Palace building Number of Players: 2-6 (Best with 2-4) Game Time: 60-75 minutes Age Appropriateness: 10 and up Game Type: Hand management, set collecting In Alhambra, you are adding buildings and gardens to your palace/complex/Alhambra. (Hence the

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WFNY Board Game Review: Jamaica

Arrrgh, better get to your ship you filthy pirate, The race is on! Theme: Pirate Number of Players: 2-7 (Not so good with 2) Game Time: 30-45 minutes Age Appropriateness: 8 and up Game Type: Racing, set collection In Jamaica, each player is a pirate captain in a race around the island of Jamaica. Along the way you have to

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Board Games, General

WFNY Board Game Gift Guide

One of the things that I love about the holidays is getting the chance to play games with my family, and especially the extended family. As the resident hobby-gamer here at WFNY, I thought I would offer a bit of a holiday gift giving guide. Some of these games might look familiar, especially if you

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Board Games

Board Game Review: No Thanks!

No Thanks! is a quick “filler” style card game in which you are trying to have the fewest amount of points. The game was created in Germany by Thorsten Gimmler (insert Full House joke here) and distributed in the United States by Z-Man games. Theme: None Number of Players: 3-5 Game Time: 15-20 minutes Age Appropriateness: 8 and up

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Board Games, Featured

Board Game Review: 7 Wonders

Editor’s Note: Rick is back, you guys. If you read any of his WWWs over the last few months, you’re aware that he’s a huge fan of board games. What follows is his first of hopefully many reviews. Cheers! 7 Wonders is a card drafting game that has enjoyed tremendous popularity since it’s release in

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Board Games, WWW

Cha-cha-cha changes …While We’re Waiting

Discussing the new WFNY design, Browns fan involvement and a new “filler” board game.

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Board Games, WWW

Love, Clippers and Jamaica…While We’re Waiting

  Most of what Terry Pluto wrote about the events leading up to the Kevin Love deal you probably already knew, but it was a good read as a reminder of what all had to break the Cavaliers’ way in order to have this unbelievable summer and roster turn around. ****** Congrats to the Columbus

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Board Games, General

Bringing my ‘A’ game

As a kid who loved playing sports, the winter months were pretty brutal. Our youth basketball season was only about 8 weeks long. There was way too much free time in the January through May months. One of the things that filled the time for me were board games. That love of games has stayed

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