Review Showcase - Valeria Card Kingdoms: Shadowvale

Today we are showcasing reviews for Shadowvale, the most recently released expansion for Valeria Card Kingdoms. Shadowvale is an expansion that takes a look into the shadows at the darker side of Valeria. With a setting similar to classic gothic horror, players get a chance to become allies with Necromancers and Exorcists while defeating Monsters like Zombies and the Vampire King. Fans of the genre will find lots to love in this expansion!

For me, it’s a must own. It definitely reminds me of all those fun times playing Ravenloft, as the PCs stood against the hordes of darkness. Needless to say, this one will see a lot of replay at my house. 9 out of 10.”

Jonathan Nelson- Jonathan has played board and card games for over 20 years, and like most people, he started out with Monopoly, UNO and the like. Over the years, he got into collectible card games like Magic, Yu-gi-oh and the like, helping his love for games to grow even more. He and his wife Rebekah have 2 kids, Damion and Holly. He has been reviewing games on his site since 2014.

You can find Jonathan’s site (Gaming Bits) here: and his review of VCK: Shadowvale here:

Valeria Card Kingdoms is, in my mind, a Machi Koro replacement... It’s a good one. We enjoy it. I really like Valeria Card Kingdoms.

BJ Shea- BJ Shea's Geek Nation is the spot to get your Geek news! This geek-centric podcast featuring The Reverend En Fuego, Vicky Barcelona, Joey Deez & BJ Shea covers all things geek, from movies, television, video games and comics!

You can find a list of their podcasts here: and their discussion of VCK and Shadowvale here (at 7:52):

“I very much love playing this game. You have the option to just focus on your own plan and not worry too much about the other players, or you can see what their plan is and try to change yours to a better strategy due to what they are doing.”

Brody Sheard- Brody (Everything Board Games) played board games with his large family growing up. He continues with his love of games by teaching his family, local gaming guild, and friends about new and exciting games. Brody believes that board gaming keeps your mind healthy while also having fun interacting with others.

You can find more reviews from Brody here: and his Shadowvale overview here: