Will "Hungry" Brown

Will "Hungry" Brown is an actor, producer, teacher, and passionate board game player, hoping to find new games and help you find new games to play.Will AKA The Hungry Gamer, has stepped up to fill the role of Lead Board Game Reviewer here at G33K-HQ!

January, 2021

  • 27 January

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Core Worlds: Empires

    Now it just so happens that one of the games I had the most fun with last year was Dungeon Alliance, which is a delightfully crunch-tastic dungeon adventure game. I really enjoyed it...so when I saw that the designer of Dungeon Alliance had a new space worker placement game coming, I knew I had to check it out...but unlike most of the times when I reach out to review a game, this time I was being super magnanimous, as I was really doing it for my "friend." Not to mention, it is a fact that when you get a game for a friend it does not actually take up any space on your shelf. Kind of like how you can eat all the broken cookies you want and not ruin your diet, cause the calories fall out. Same thing. It's science. Look it up.

  • 20 January

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Anachrony

    ENTER Anachrony! A game about the end of the world! Thankfully a zombie free end of the world. And as you can imagine it is a game about making sure that humanity survives, and in order to do this, your faction needs to push their cubes around better than the other factions. However, since this is a game about time travel, not only do you push cubes around on your board, and the main board, but you can borrow cubes from the future! Seriously. The future.

  • 13 January

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Tzolk’in

    One of the more highly anticipated games from 2020 was Pendulum, a game that had a core conceit of time, the longer the worker stays out on the board the more powerful it is. Whether or not that game worked is a different article, but the concept of time being part of the mechanic for the worker placement game had been done previously, and if popular opinion can be believed, had been done very well in Tzolk'in, a game which has been around since 2012.

  • 6 January

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Pingyao

    Before I begin, I was sent a prototype of the game, and will receive a copy of the finished product in exchange for an honest review.  This is not a paid preview. If you would like to check out a video of this preview, it is below, as well as a solo play of the …

  • 4 January

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Zodiac War

    Zodiac War is a game for 2-4 players, in which each player takes on the roll of one of the astrological signs: Libra, Scorpio, Cancer, etc. In the game you are manipulating the stars (the board) to line up your signs, with the element associated with your sign. Each time you manage a partial, or perfect alignment you are rewarded with focus. In turn you use this resource to purchase cards, and the ever important crystals which are the end game win condition.

December, 2020

  • 31 December

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Kingsfall

    In Kingsfall each player selects a faction (they are slightly different as each one has a different ability on the tech trees already unlocked. Then each player selects a variety of tiles which they want in the game. The center of the board is set (always the same combo of tiles), and then the players place the tiles they have chosen randomly face down in whatever pattern they like. Then you are ready to go!

  • 30 December

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Jurassic Parts

    But man, dinosaur bones sure are cool, even if bringing them back to life through ancient DNA in fossilized mosquitos is a bad idea. Luckily for us though, Jurassic Parts puts you in the role of a paleontologist, at what is, perhaps, the biggest dino find this side of a Jeff Goldblum movie collection. Bafflingly the site leader has decided that the best way to collect these incredibly valuable fossils is to turn it into a competition to see who can get the most complete dinosaurs out of the ground.

  • 23 December

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Under Falling Skies

    If you are lucky enough to be my age then you remember playing Space Invaders in the arcade...or pizza parlor. You also remember seeing Independence Day in the theatre, and thinking it was completely reasonable for Jeff Goldblum to disable the aliens with a Mac. It also means that you are pretty much the target of Under Falling Skies, a solo player mashup of those two glorious bits of nostalgia.

  • 21 December

    The Hungry Gamer Review Salvation Road

    In Salvation Road you are a member of a colony that has managed to survive the devastation of the world caused by man's hubris. However, you have managed to form a colony that has been safe...until now. Not only is your generator gonna blow any day but the evil marauders have got wind of where you live and they are coming for ya Mad Max style.

  • 9 December

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews For What Remains

    In For What Remains, you will take control of one of six different factions, as you strive for dominance of a post apocalyptic, yet refreshingly zombie free, world. You will battle it out over a series of scenarios, and potentially a campaign.

  • 3 December

    Hungry Gamer Game of the Year Nominees

    The Hungry Gamer picks his favorite games of the year!

  • 2 December

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Guild Master

    "Hey Hungry! Wanna play a game? It has a fantasy theme and...oh you are already at the table and waiting." Guilty as charged. If a game has a fantasy theme, I am pretty much always going to be interested in trying it out. So needless to say, when I was asked if I was interested in checking out Guild Master I was game.

November, 2020

  • 29 November

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Kingdom Rush

    In Kingdom Rush you play through a series of ten difference scenarios, with increasing complexity and difficulty. As the scenarios progress the bad guys come at you with new abilities and resistances, and you have the occasional boss fight which can mix things up even more.

  • 26 November

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Altar Quest

    Dungeon Crawls are my kryptonite. Drop a Dungeon Crawl on Kickstarter and I will at the very least hit the remind me button, and do everything in my power to find a reason not to back it. I love swords & sorcery, monsters & heroes, outlaws & whatever pairs with an outlaw.

  • 25 November

    The Hungry Gamer Reviews Pendulum

    Over the past 18 months or so, maybe less I have really grown to love worker placement games. I am not sure what it is about them, but if you can get a theme on them that intrigues me, and put some kind of a twist on the genre, then I am in.

  • 18 November

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Tessera

    The more I have reviewed games the more I have found that I crave light, or medium light games on my shelf. This is not to say I prefer them to heavier games necessarily, but I find I spend a lot of time, and effort into making sure that I have rules correct, and learning how to play that sometimes I just want to sit down with my wife and play something quick and easy. Something along the weight of Ticket to Ride, or Splendor.

  • 17 November

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Mission Catastrophe

    In Mission Catastrophe you find yourself on a space ship being battered with asteroids, and you will have to work together to keep the ship from exploding. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure that you get off the exploding ship. What is that? There is only one working escape pod and four other crew members? Stinks to be them!

  • 14 November

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Burncycle

    Chip Theory Games understands what gamers really want. They want a game that can be used for multiple things. In fact I will not even consider playing one of their games any more if I cannot use it as a game, a door stop, a pool toy, and the perfect thing to set up if I every have to defend my home, Home Alone style.

  • 13 November

    The Hungry Gamer Unboxes Heroes of Tenefyr Second Curse

    The Hungry Gamer Unboxes the first Heroes of Tenefyr Expansion

  • 11 November

    The Hungry Gamer Previews Arkenshield

    I really enjoy deckbuilding games. In many ways they give me the vibe of an rpg game, as you are slowly becoming more powerful as you adventure. However, my issue with many deckbuilding games is that though I love that mechanic I do not ever feel like they are filled with a need for said character growth. However, deckbuilders that have that adventurous vibe I love: Battle for Greyport, Clank! in Space, and I have high hopes for the Few and the Cursed. Now Arkenshield promised to be a deckbuilder game where you had to build a party, and march them across the continent to reach a city across the world. Sounds pretty adventurous to me! I am in!