Another month of new games in the books! I spent some more time at The Portal game store, which helped me try some new things … although not all of them were great, haha! But, there are always some pleasant surprises when I try new games, and I really like trying new games. Have you played any of these?

❤️ – Loved It/Always Love It/Favorite (I rate it a 9 – 10)
😄 – Liked It/Will Likely Play Again (I rate it a 7 – 8)
🤷🏻‍♀️ – Okay/Take It or Leave It/Could Play Again (I rate it a 4 – 6)
👎🏻 – Didn’t Like/Would Not Play Again (I rate it a 1 – 3)

👎🏻 BarBEARian Battlegrounds: Tales of BarBEARia – It just comes down to way too much luck
🤷🏻‍♀️ Shamans
🤷🏻‍♀️ Nidavellir + Nidavellir: Thingvellir
😄 Meeples & Monsters
😄 Zombicide
🤷🏻‍♀️ Dice Flick – It’s not good … but I just like flicking dice
🤷🏻‍♀️ Bad Company – I was soooo disappointed in this after all the hype it got. It’s fine, but I really prefer Space Base
👎🏻 Escape: Roll & Write – I thought this was an insult to the original game
🤷🏻‍♀️ Alhambra: Roll & Write
😄 My Farm Shop
👎🏻 Miyabi
🤷🏻‍♀️ Flyin’ Goblin
🤷🏻‍♀️ Deckscape: Dracula’s Castle
😄 Knockout
🤷🏻‍♀️ Airship City
🤷🏻‍♀️ Funkoverse Strategy Game: Space Jam A New Legacy 100
🤷🏻‍♀️ Decktective: The Will Without an Heir
🤷🏻‍♀️ Sailing Toward Osiris
😄 Santorini: New York – This was better than I expected, but quite different from Santorini. Still not100% sure how I feel about it haha.
😄 Creature Comforts – This was super cute!
😄 First Empires – We had only an hour to learn & play this before the store closed, and it said an hour on the box, so I was hesitant. But it played so smoothly, it was a really great game!
🤷🏻‍♀️ Asking for Trobils: Companions
😄 Monster Soup – It might be a bit light for adults (we plan to add more pieces to up the difficulty) but it’s super fun!
🤷🏻‍♀️ Diggers
🤷🏻‍♀️ Asking for Trobils: Trobil Makers – I wanted to like this expansion more, because it made crystals more worthwhile. But I just thought that scoring the Trobots was too easy
😄 Mutant Crops
👎🏻 Adventurer’s Kit: Expedition