Every now and then you find a company that completely catches you by surprise – one that you feel perfectly aligns with you in every way. It’s rare, but when it happens it feels like magic. Recently that happened to me with Grail Games.
I discovered them first with a game called Matcha, a 2-player card game about making and serving tea. (2-player game + card game + tea. See? Right up my alley. Clearly this relationship was meant to be.)
I reached out to David to see about reviewing some of their games because I loved Matcha so much. He was kind enough to send me a copy of One Zero One.
One Zero One is also a 2-player card game, similar to Matcha. In this game, you and your opponent are living in the world of computer programming. It’s an abstract strategy game where you’re battling to collect the most points when the computer program runs.
One Zero One was designed by David Harding and published by Grail Games.
Last week I published a written review of Fluxx, one of my most favorite card games. This week I want to take a look at an expansion for Fluxx: Fluxx Dice. How do you take an already awesome game and make it even better? Is it possible? Did they do it?
Fluxx Dice is an expansion that is compatible with the base game of Fluxx as well as every other version currently in print (except Fluxx The Board Game). The expansion comes with two dice and five cards. It doesn’t sound like much, but these tiny tweaks to the game can have a huge impact on the game play.
Fluxx Dice was designed by Andrew Looney and published by Looney Labs.
Sooner or later I will put together my top 10 or top 100 games of all time list. But until then, just trust me when I say that Fluxx is most certainly on that list. Where exactly on that list it would fall is TBD, but I can guarantee you it will be on there somewhere :)
Fluxx is an ever-changing card game for two to six players that can be played in as quickly as two to three minutes or 10x as long (and sometimes even longer still). On your turn you read the cards and do what they say. That’s pretty much the game in a nutshell.
Fluxx was designed by Andrew Looney and published by Looney Labs.
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to play and review the game Steampunk Rally. At first first glance, I didn’t think much of the game. However, after playing it, I was so pleasantly surprised! That’s why I thought it would be an absolute perfect fit for my first written review on the blog.
Steampunk Rally is a competitive racing game for two to eight players. The game utilizes lots of simultaneous play and a unique dice-placement mechanism. Players are creating steampunk contraptions in a race through the Swiss Alps, using steam, heat, and electricity to power inventions they are building throughout the game.
Steampunk Rally was designed by Orin Bishop of Roxley Game Laboratory and funded on Kickstarter.