Well Played Ponderings

  • Pandemic - In-Depth Review

    Learn more about this cooperative board game in our in-depth review. The Board's Edge Games' Guest Geek gives you a rundown of why this is one of her favorite board games, as well as tips to play this remotely over Zoom or video conference.
  • Dominion - In-Depth Review

    Dominion is an amazing card game, and we share our thoughts on why in this review. This game may be the OG that launched deck building as a game category, but it is such a great game that it still seems modern and up-to-date. It's a true classic, and it plays well at two players as it does at four.
  • Dominion Cheat Sheet: First Edition vs. Second Edition

    First edition, second edition, tomato, tomato, am I right? No, you're not. Dominion First Edition and Second Edition use the same game rules, but the new release wasn't just an art update. Many of the kingdom cards changed between editions. We put together this cheat sheet so you can track the changes between editions.
  • Quacks of Quedlinburg - In-Depth Review

    This is a review of the board game Quacks of Quedlinburg. This is not a review of ducks or that guy who sold me snake oil on eBay last week. We love Quacks and hope you will too. Read what the Board's Edge Games Guest Geek has to say about the Quacks of Quedlinburg in this in-depth review. Hey, watch the pot! Kaboom!
  • Sagrada - In-Depth Review

    The Board's Edge Games Guest Geek gives you her thoughts on the game Sagrada in this in-depth review. An aesthetically beautiful exterior disguises a Sudoku-style logical puzzle in this amazing game with a unique theme. And as an added bonus, this game works great over Zoom for socially distanced game nights!
  • Luck

    Luck is definitely A THING. Some people have more raw luck than others, and the presence or absence of luck can really affect the play of some board games and card games. We share some thoughts on luck in board games as well as tried and tested game suggestions for the lucky (and unlucky) among us.
  • Board Game Classics vs. Modern Hobby Games

    Ever heard of Monopoly? Just kidding. Monopoly is the king of board games with 250M+ games sold. If you haven't heard of some of the games we carry at Board's Edge Games, read here to learn more about hobby board game sales and how they compare to heavyweight classics like Monopoly, Candyland, and Pictionary.
  • Wingspan - In-Depth Review

    In-depth review of Wingspan by our favorite Guest Geek, specially appointed by our Board's Edge Games team to give you the inside scoop on our hottest games!
  • KLASK: A Holiday Gift Like No Other

    Why is KLASK, our biggest hit of 2020? It turns out that this game hits all the right notes. We believe it may be the perfect holiday gift. Did you know inventor Mikkel Bertelsen is a Danish carpenter who built KLASK for his friends as a Christmas gift? Did you know there is a KLASK World Championship? Learn more about the unique story behind this unique game.
  • Introducing: the Deck-Building Game

    If I ask you over to play a deck-builder, and you come ready to help build a backyard deck, this one's for you! It's time to learn what a deck-building card game is. In this type of game, each player starts with a small deck of cards and builds on it through the game. When the game is over, the deck resets, and all the cards you need are in the box.
  • Games for the Holidays

    Family coming for Thanksgiving? Keep them entertained with our top 3 picks for the holidays: Werewords, Just One, and Dixit.

  • So... do you have anything like Monopoly?

    Not all board games are friendly and approachable to beginners. Curious what our Level 1/2/3 ranking for each game means? Here's your cheat sheet. Board's Edge Games describes how we pick board games (and card games) for our curated collection of games to buy or try and walks through the tools on the site to help you find your new favorite game.