Travis Williams

Tabletop Editor

Maestro of cardboard and plastic.


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Middara Review – Setting a New Standard For Narrative Boardgames

Middara: Unintentional Malum Act 1┬áis incredible. I generally shoot for a longer opening for my board game reviews, but Middara is no ordinary board game. Sure there are trappings of…

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Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Review – Holy Excellent Board Game Batman!

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is big, beautiful, complex, heavy and, most importantly, a ton of fun. This isn’t the game you are going to reach for when you want to…

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Dungeons & Dragons: Waterdeep – Dungeon of the Mad Mage Board Game Review

I started my love of hobby board gaming with the D&D Adventure Board games many years ago, let the games sit idle and unplayed for quite some time, and then…

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Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Unboxing and Preview

I’m going to gush a bit here. Monolith impressed me with the production values of Claustrophobia 1643 earlier this year, and they’ve blown me out of the water with their…

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Off The Shelf: Starfinder Beginner Box

I’ve been playing Starfinder since shortly after Gen Con 2017. Before the show I hadn’t really thought much about the game, which was seeing its initial release during the convention,…

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Downfall Review – The Whole World Is Out To Get You

I love 4X board games, but I don’t love the effort that it takes to actually get them to the table. The depth and breadth of these big, beefy games…

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Wingspan Review – Pleasant From Beak To Tailfeather

As an avid turkey and waterfowl hunter I have an incredible appreciation and respect for both the game birds that I spend time pursuing, and the songbirds, scavengers, predators, and…

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Claustrophobia 1643 Review – Fighting the Devil on His Turf

Claustrohpobia 1643 is a beautiful, thematic remake of the game Claustrophobia, which was originally released in 2009. Ten years is a long time in any form of media, and board…

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Off The Shelf – Middara (Unboxing and First Impressions)

Middara is both similar to many games that I’ve played over my years as a hobby board game enthusiast and something entirely new and unique. The game was born via…

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Crusaders Thy Will Be Done Review – Reinventing the Action-Wheel

Elegant is a word that gets thrown around a lot in hobby board gaming circles, so much so that it has almost reached meme status in some cases. It’s a…

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