Review – Unlock! Secret Adventures

As we’ve written about in the past, we really enjoy “escape room in a box“-style puzzle games. So when a new trio of Unlock! games was released, we wasted no time in getting and playing them. We had a ton of fun with them as usual, and since this set of games seemed to introduce a few new elements beyond just the cards and app, it seemed like a good opportunity to give our impressions of them. We’ll cover each of the three games in the “Secret Adventures” set of Unlock!, from easiest to hardest (by the publisher’s ranking). For each game, we’ll include a spoiler-free overview and general impressions, as well as a more detailed review that may contain some spoilers, though we’ll try to avoid putting the actual answer to any of the puzzles so you can still enjoy playing through these games and figuring things out for yourself (albeit with a bit more foreknowledge of some of the game’s surprises). So grab your thinking cap and prepare to solve some puzzles to make it through the Unlock! Secret Adventures!

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Catch Up Mechanic #1

Welcome to “Catch Up Mechanic,” where we examine some top gaming moments that have come and gone.  When life, health and work doesn’t get in the way, sometimes we get to play board games!  June was a lowkey gameplay month for us, but that doesn’t mean we skipped out on gaming altogether.  Below are some highlights from June gaming sessions.

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Name that Game #3

Welcome back to this month’s installment of Name that Game, now with spoiler free answers!  Below you’ll see a grid containing components from 9 different games.  Put your guesses in the comments in order to collect all the board gaming glory.

Stuck on an answer?  Click on the spoilers below the grid to find out which game they belong to!  Even better, these spoilers contain Amazon Associate links where you can buy the games shown and donate a little bit of cash to us, at no extra cost to you!  Good luck!

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What Have We Been Up To?

Y’all.  It’s April.  Three whole months have flown by in this new year and we’re kind of in a daze.  We’ve been freakishly busy these last few months, but don’t worry, that involved playing a lot of games.  Below we’ve highlighted some of our new gaming experiences in 2018, games we haven’t played before this year.

Been missing our content?!  We’ve been missing you!  Our goal for Two Board Meeples is to have two solid posts a month moving forward, one fun post with lots of pictures and some games and another post highlighting what new things we’ve been trying out.  Thanks for sticking with us!

Interested in trying some of the games we have?  Click on our Amazon Affiliate links!  You purchases things like normal on Amazon and Two Board Meeples gets a few pennies from your purchase with no extra cost to you.  These pennies add up and allow us to buy more games to write about!

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Name that Game #1

*Puts on Gameshow Voice* Welcome to a new segment called “Name That Game,” where we show you components from games in our collection and you try to guess which game they’re from!  Below you’ll see a grid containing components from 9 different games.  Make sure to put your guesses in the comments in order to collect all the board gaming glory!  Good luck!

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Word Games of 2017 – Part One: Party Games

With 2017 still in the rearview mirror, it seems like a perfect opportunity to take a look back at some of its games, as we did with our recent Top 5.  For whatever reason, when looking back at the games that we bought and played last year, there were quite a few word games.  I’m sure part of this is our bias towards the genre (even before getting into hobby board games, Scattergories has always been a perennial favorite), but even still it seems like there were a greater than usual number of new word games released.  And even more, it seems like most of these were on the “party” end of the spectrum, accommodating 6, 8, or even more players!  In addition, these tend to be easy to learn and play, so are great for family or friends who may not be as into board games as some of us are.  In this article, we’ll explore 5 recent releases, and give our impressions on them.

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A Look Back – Our Top 5 of 2016

With a New Year upon us, we can’t help but to feel a little nostalgic.  About a year ago, we recapped our favorite games from 2016, so we decided to give that post another look.  Things can change so much over a year, do these games fulfill the same need for us at the end of 2017?  Let’s take a look and find out!

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