B is for Burgle Bros (Board game review) #AtoZChallenge

April 2, 2016 , In: Geek, Kickstarter Campaigns, Random Reviews , With: 25 Comments

Day two is the letter B for the 2016 blogging from A to Z challenge! Check out yesterday’s post for A.

To see other blogs participating in the challenge, click here or the banner on the right side of the page.

To see what my theme for this year is all about, check out my 2016 theme reveal post.

I have backed a few board games on Kickstarter and have slowly found a little time to play some of them. For the letter B, I decided to review “Burgle Bros.”

*I am not employed by the creators nor have I been paid or given a free product in exchange for a review. I backed this game on Kickstarter and received the game that way.*


Beautiful box art!

Campaign: I backed Burgle Bros. pretty close to the end of the campaign. Even so, there were still plenty of great rewards left. Most reward tiers included the game, which is awesome!

After the campaign ended, the company kept all of us backers up to date on production and we received the game on time.

Gameplay: Burgle Bros is a cooperative game where you and your friends play different roles to break into a facility and rob a safe on each floor before escaping to the roof for your getaway.

I’ve played Burgle Bros. 4-5 times now…and I’ve never won. We’ve been SO close, but if any team member loses all of their stealth tokens, you all lose! The game is easy to understand, fairly quick to set up, and has endless possibilities on how the game will turn out. I love it! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good board game.

I guess I use the term “board game” loosely. There isn’t an actual board, but tiles that are face down as rooms until you either “peek” into it or “move” into it without looking.

Design: Look how awesome and retro the game design is! This is one of the main reasons I backed the game. I know. They say not to judge a book by it’s cover (err…game), but in this case it was worth it. The design matches the gameplay. One of my favorite things is how compact the game is when all packed up. It all fits in a small box that I could easily fit in a bag to bring with me somewhere. One of the design tiers came with an actual tower that could represent a 3-D interpretation of the building your burglars are robbing, but I haven’t gotten a chance to play with that yet (a friend of mine backed that reward tier!).


It’s fun. Go check it out!

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  1. Reply

    Kickstarter is such an amazing site for artists and creators to get their stuff out into the world when all they need is a little monetary boost. I’ve donated to help fund some projects as well. This game looks like a lot of fun!

    Ink & Stitches: http://blog.jhwinter.com

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      Kickstarter is awesome. I might be a little addicted. Thank you for visiting!

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    This game looks awesome! My husband and I really enjoy these kinds of games, so we will definitely have to check it out!

    • Reply

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you both enjoy the game when you try it!

    • AJ
    • April 2, 2016

    Love your theme! That game sounds super fun. I love games that are simple to understand but complicated to play 🙂

    Happy B Day!
    ~AJ Lauer, an A-Z Co-host
    Twitter: @ayjaylauer

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      Thanks for visiting! Burgle Bros is definitely one of my new favorites.

  3. Reply

    That does sound fun. I have always enjoyed cluedo so I guess it is on a similar type of play as that?
    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

    • Reply

      I haven’t heard of Cluedo! I’ll have to look it up. Thanks for visiting me!

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    It looks a little bit like Forbidden Island. I only recently discovered collaborative boardgames and I really love them 🙂

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

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      I’ve heard of Forbidden Island, but I haven’t played it yet! Co-op games are so great.

    • Joy
    • April 2, 2016

    Love games! Thanks for sharing.
    Joy @ The Joyous Living

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    I never heard of Kickstarter; will have to do some research about it; sounds like a great way to find out about things and try them, especially this game. The game itself does sound challenging and interesting to play with a group of people. I hope eventually (and soon) you do win the game!

    thanks for visiting 🙂


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      Kickstarter is great! They don’t just have games to support. There are arts, food, design items, and more. So awesome.

      And thank you! I know we’ll win sometime soon. I feel it!

  6. Reply

    This game looks fun! I love heists and cooperative games are the best for playing as a family. We mostly play Castle Panic or Munchkin. This looks like it could make for a nice change.

    • Reply

      I haven’t played Castle Panic. I’ll check it out!

  7. Reply

    Quite an interesting and unique theme to write on.

    • steph
    • April 3, 2016

    I know of co-op in video games but not cooperative board games, Burgle Bros sounds like a fun one – I should try to get my family to play this one, it would probably end in fewer fights, ha. Cool review!

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      Yea! Check it out! I’ve played several co-op board games and they are so much fun!

  8. Reply

    Hi there!

    I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. Oh, I used to play board games all the time when I was younger. Sadly, I don’t have time for them much any more.

    I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER (www.donnalmartin.com) and my KICKS Kids Club blog (www.kickskidsclub.blogspot.com) . If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

    • Reply

      It is hard to find time to play them as much as I used to, but I think once my kids get a little older it’ll be fun to have a night to play games each week. I’ll check out your blog too! 🙂

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    I’m not into board games all that much but this one looks like it would be fun!

    Plucking Of My Heartstrings

    • Reply

      It’s definitely unique. Worth a try for sure!

  10. Reply

    I believe I would enjoy playing Burgle Bros. Thanks for presenting it.
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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