Richard Ham of Rahdo Runs Through

Everything about this game is about immediacy and efficiency and fluidity and it's awesome! It looks gorgeous... Yeah, love it. Is it going to make my top 10 of the year? It's an odds-on favorite at this point. Both Jen and I were over the moon in the Lost Ruins of Arnak.

Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower

The game feels very balanced, really Balanced! ... Even after the first time, the second time, as you go through like WOW, these are neat cards and every game feels different... The variety here is huge!

I feel like it comes across really well and each game is going to play differently. It's a solid game in this genre with a fun theme on top of it, a beautiful looking game!

Dan King of The Game Boy Geek

So awesome! I typically don't even like deck-building games, but the way that this one uses it, I loved it and I think more games are going to use this in the future because it just works so well. It's a brilliant idea.

Frank Kulkmann of Kulkmann's Gamebox

I have to confess that the combination of deckbuilding and resource management which can be found in Lost Ruins of Arnak is really thrilling.

Deckbuilding, exploration, the defeat of Guardians, and the hiring of assistants all need to be taken into consideration, and due to this deep strategic approach Lost Ruins of Arnak really challenges the players to explore the game itself!

For me, this is a very strong contender for next year's game awards, and I can certainly understand why the game is receiving so much publicity at SPIEL.digital.

Dale Yu of Opinionated Gamers

Wow. This was a great first game. I wasn’t sure how well I was going to grok it from reading the rules and preparing my review, but wow – this game is good. All the mechanics are tightly woven together, and though our game took close to 90 minutes, it was one of those games where it didn’t feel like we had played that long as we were so engaged with it.

Initial rating: I love it!

Mark Jackson also loves it. It’s a must-buy for him.

Jonathan Cox of John Gets Games

This game did a really neat idea of mashing together worker placement, deck-building, resource management in a way that just kind of fulfills all of these different things they mesh super well together... It seemed like mixing all these things together into a stew really worked like the sum of these parts was greater than each individual part, because of the way they interacted.

Chris and Jamie of The Secret Cabal Gaming podcast

It’s a worker placement and deck building mixed together in the most fabulous way that you could imagine.

I felt like it was one of the adventures that I went on in the fortunate glory of the board game. Instead of drawing a card and something happens, this is the entire adventure. And... Indiana Jones is exactly right! That what I was felt playing this... It’s a very very very thematic for Euro game... Normally it’s a puzzle for a sake of a puzzle and this is a puzzle with a thematical purpose.

Jaimie: This one is the benchmark of 2020. It is a great game! Chris: As far as the games go, this has the potential to be top 5 of all times. This game is so entertaining!