Review Recaps: Trains, Ghost Stories, Telestrations

Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers:

Trains Board Game Review

via play board games:

TrainsTrains is a deck-building game with a board. You must buy cards to lay rails and expand your network to score VPs. You start Trains with a deck of ten cards. After shuffling you draw five of them. On your turn you may spend income cards to buy more cards from the supply, play action cards or use cards place rails and stations on the board. The cost to lay rails on the board depends on the terrain of the space you are building on. Some cards will let you place stations on specific board spaces too. Building rails into stations where your opponents have already built costs extra too. You should pick up Trains if you enjoy deck-builders but want to try one that is different. Of if you really like area control games and want to try one powered by deck-building. And even casual deck-building fans should give it a try. You might find it fits well in your collection.

Read full review, @ Amazon

Ghost Stories and White Moon

Felicia and Giancarlo of Board To Death offer up a video review of Ghost Stories and its expansion, White Moon:

Ghost Stories is a cooperative game in which the players protect the village from incarnations of the lord of hell – Wu-Feng – and his legions of ghosts before they haunt a town and recover the ashes that will allow him to return to life. Each Player represents a Taoist monk working together with the others to fight off waves of ghosts. The players, using teamwork, will have to exorcise the ghosts which will appear during the course of the game. White Moon is an extension of the cooperative game Ghost Stories.

Read full review, Ghost Stories @ Amazon, White Moon @ Amazon

Telestrations Review

The Board Game Family brings us a review of the party game Telestrations:

TelestrationsTelestrations is like a game of "telephone" – the game where someone would whisper something into a person's ear, who would in turn whisper into the next person's ear, and so on through the group. The last person would say what they heard out loud and see how it compares to the original thing said. Play alternates between drawing and guessing the drawing. Telestrations is a game where having more people play makes the game a lot more fun. The reason is pretty simple – the more people playing means the words can go a lot more off course. And that's where the most laughter comes. As you can imagine, Telestrations scores very high on our "let's play again" game meter. It's such a fun game to play and so simple too, it will definitely get a lot of plays.

Read full review, @ Amazon

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