Deck-Building

These games involve constructing a deck of cards over the course of the game. Examples include “Dominion,” “Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game,” and “Ascension.”

Buffalo: Box Cover Front
Rating:4.5/5

Buffalo Review

Buffalo is a fun, fast-paced word game that keeps everyone on their toes. Perfect for parties, it’s easy to learn and has high replayability. Highly recommended!
Pinnacle - Pinnacle, Mixlore, 2019 — front cover (image provided by the publisher) - Credit: W Eric Martin
Rating:4.5/5

Pinnacle Review

Pinnacle brings vibrant cards and engaging gameplay to your table. While house rules might sway fairness, the mix of skill and luck keeps things exciting. A solid pick for game nights!
Platypus - Platypus, Matagot, 2021 — front cover (image provided by the publisher) - Credit: W Eric Martin
Rating:4.5/5

Platypus Review

Played Platypus with friends last weekend and we couldn't stop laughing. It's easy to learn but packed with strategy. Every game felt new! It's not all luck, which I love. Despite a few minor hiccups, it's a solid 4.5 stars.
Split - Split, Jumbo, 2022 — front cover (image provided by the publisher) - Credit: W Eric Martin
Rating:4/5

Split Review

Split boggles and delights. My mates and I dove into its chaos, laughing as plans went awry. Yet, skill often trumps luck. It's not perfect—some cards feel overpowered. Still, it's a hoot. Solid 4/5 from us.
Ocean - Front Cover - Credit: waza
Rating:4/5

Ocean Review

Played 'Ocean' with my buddies, and oh boy, it was a splash! Gorgeous art, clever gameplay, but luck can rock your boat. Yet, it's a game we'll dive back into. Perfect for those who fancy a strategic swim.
Nefarious: Box Cover Front
Rating:4/5

Nefarious Review

'Nefarious' is a blast, mixing mad science with sneaky strategy. The twist cards keep every game fresh. It's mostly fair, but luck can sting. Still, it's a hit on game night. A solid 4 stars!
Clubs: Box Cover Front
Rating:4.8/5

Clubs Review

'Clubs' hits the sweet spot with its perfect mix of strategy and luck, ensuring laughs and competitive banter. It's a must-have for game nights, promising endless fun. Just don't let the cards outsmart you!
Renfield: Box Cover Front
Rating:4.5/5

Renfield Review

Played Renfield last weekend, and boy, what a blast! The balance between luck and strategy hits just right. But if you're down on your luck like I was, you might find the going tough. Still, solid game, solid fun.
Ranger: Box Cover Front
Rating:3.9/5

Ranger Review

Ranger offers a blend of strategy and luck, with balanced mechanics and engaging player interaction. Perfect for teamwork and friendly competition, it's a must-try for social board game fans.
Colorado - Colorado, Sylex, 2023 — front cover (image provided by the publisher) - Credit: W Eric Martin
Rating:4.3/5

Colorado Review

Played Colorado with friends and loved it! The colors pop, and the strategy gets your brain juice flowing. Easy to learn, hard to master, and always a blast. Despite its simplicity, it never gets old. Solid 4/5 stars.