Board Game Bento January 2018 Unboxing/Review

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This month’s Board Game Bento box theme is “Fun in the Sun” and includes three games; Cottage Garden, Flag Dash, and Water Balloon Washout. As always this is not a review on the games themselves, but of the actual contents of the box and the quality of this Board Game Bento. But, you can look forward to the games being reviewed in the future.

Cottage Garden by Stronghold Games

In this tile placement game players compete in the art of gardening. The players will lay different shaped polyomino tiles on one of their two garden beds. The objective of the game is to score the most points.

Players: 1-4

Playtime: 45-60 Minutes

Cost: $45.19

Flag Dash by Ultra PRO

Flag dash tries to capture one of the most iconic outside children’s games, capture the flag! In the game players will choose from six unique characters with unique powers and nicely done illustrations. Additionally the game has man gameplay variations to keep the game fresh.

Players: 2-4

Playtime: 30-40 minutes

Cost: $17.50

Water Balloon Washout by Imminent Entertainment

In this 2-4 player card game, players compete to eliminate the other players. They do this by playing attack cards, but players will also have defense and utility cards to try and defend themselves from the on coming assault of attack cards.

Players: 2-4

Playtime: 20 Minutes

Cost: Can’t find for sale… estimated value $10-$15

Final Impressions:

This month’s Board Game Bento theme seems to be a little loose and of the three games Cottage Garden looks like the most interesting to play, but Water Balloon Washout and Flag Dash so far to spark my attention. However, I hope that each of the games play well and prove to be fun.

Each Board Game Bento box advertises at least an $80 value. This month using the current prices for each of the four games, I have calculated a total value of the box to be $77.69, which falls a little short of the minimum $80 value advertised. But it still seems like it holds a pretty good value, especially if you had wanted to get Water Balloon Washout which so far seems like it will be a kickstarter exclusive game.

Next month’s Board Game Bento theme is “Time Travel” and if you are interested in signing up, here is an easy link to their website, and if you sign up through the link you can help us continue providing you with more great gaming content!


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