Best board games of 2016

Well, writing a ‘Best of’ list for 2016 sure seems like cheating, as there was just so much good stuff that was released, but then again it is exceptionally difficult for that same reason. Just looking at the BGG list of games restricted to 2016 is a veritable Hall of Fame, so I will try […]

Kickstarter of the Week: Glen More II: Chronicles

Often a game will release expansions or 2nd editions of rulebooks in order to fix anything that was lacking in the base game, but not the folks at Funtails. In reviewing the already solid 2010 release of Glen More, the team decided that there were a few things that would be changed, so they went […]

Kickstarter of the Week

There is plenty of competition out there at the moment, but it does have to come down to a single game for the week and this week it goes to a company who I love and who has consistently released awesome content. Paladins of the West Kingdom – The next in the West Kingdom series […]

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The Stars Align review

It is no secret that I am a massive fan of Hive and take it with me wherever I can, so when another game in a cloth bag came across my desk I thought that it would tickle my fancy, but did it? The Stars Align follows a pretty simple premise, draw a card then […]

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Kickstarter of the Week

We are back to regular programming for Kickstarter of the week. So without further ado – what do we recommend? Special Mention The Tokyo series by Jordan Draper has a new bunch on Kickstarter at the moment. Japan holds a special place in my heart, so these are great to see, there are also some […]

Hive Pocket Review

Hive Pocket was one of the games that easily made it on our Best Travel games list a little while back, for good reason. It is easily portable, has massive replayability and fantastic components. The biggest issue that I have with Hive is that it is a game of skill, that is that there is […]

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Black Friday Board Game deals

Traditionally an American sale, Australians are now starting to get the benefits from Black Friday sales. These are great sales to get a good deal, stock up on Christmas presents or even grab some games to introduce new players to the hobby come family gathering time. Amazon.com.au – This is the first real year in which Amazon […]

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Christmas Board game buying guide

This post may seem a bit early, but it really is only around 6 weeks until Christmas, so when you factor in buying time, postage and all of the other stress around Christmas it is probably timely! The purpose of this post is to look at a few of the reasons why you might be […]

Welcome to Dino World review

Welcome to Dino World Review

Ok, so I have to start with a disclaimer and say that I am a massive dinosaur nerd, so a game that allows me to create my own park a-la Jurassic Park is definitely going to get my interest. That’s what we have with the new Roll and Write installment from Alley Cat games – […]

Interview with Artem Safarov – Unbroken

Unbroken was one of the hits of Kickstarter this year and with it almost ready to come out, I was given a great opportunity to speak with it designer, Artem Safarov, about him and the process that led to Unbroken being made. Where did you get your start in the board games industry, are you […]