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Games for the Holiday period 2019

There have been so many great releases (and new to me) this year and there seems to be no end in sight. Christmas is a time of getting together with the family. While we don’t get the cold weather that forces us inside, the weather is often too hot to be outside, so we have […]

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Kickstarter in review – 2019 Week 46

This week there are a few Kickstarters that captivate me and that I am really looking forward to seeing more of:  DVG Collection  I love solo games and have been keeping an eye out for something that will scratch the war game itch for me. Sure there are the GMT Games, but they tend to […]

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Bellum Sacrum review

Context of the review: I have played 4 games of Bellum Sacrum at the 2 player count. A copy of Bellum Sacrum was provided to me by the designer.  Bellum Sacrum, translated to Sacred War, is a two player competitive card game releasing this week on Kickstarter. I was lucky enough to receive an advance […]

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Black Orchestra review

Context of the review: This review is written after 4 solo plays and 2 plays at the 2 player count. A copy of Black Orchestra was provided by the publisher Starling Games.  Adolf Hitler wasn’t cool, there I said it. He was so uncool that there were no fewer than 42 attempts on his life […]

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Kickstarter of the Week – Zestrea

  This week we are looking at Zestrea, a marriage negotiation board game, which is currently live on Kickstarter. Why Zestrea for the Kickstarter of the week? More below, but I love that this game is made by an independent team from Romania who seem to have had a great deal of fun in creating […]

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Friday review

Designer: Friedemann Friese Players: 1 Ages: 12+ Play time: 25 Min I prefer my gaming on the heavier side, or if not heavy at least games that can be enjoyed with others. Some of my favourite solo games are Clans of Caledonia and the 7th Continent, and I love the depth of games like Gaia […]

nusfjord review

Nusfjord Review

Designer: Uwe Rosenburg Players: 1-5 Ages: Publisher: 12+ Playtime: 20-100 mins Context of review: The copy of Nusfjord is the reviewers own. Review has been written after playing 6 solo games and 3 games at the 2 player count.  Surely building your fishing fleet for a sleepy Norwegian village couldn’t provide too much excitement, could it? […]

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The Quacks of Quedlinburg

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Players: 2-4 Ages: Publisher:10+ We think: 8+ Playtime: Publisher: 45min We think: 45min   The Quacks of Quedlinburg has been one of the hits of the last few years, winning the Kennerspiel and also the acclaim of many reviewers, so with that I decided that it was time to give it a […]

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My Favourite Solo Board Games

The best of the best Terraforming Mars – On initial play I wasn’t the greatest of fans of this one, despite it sitting in the Top 5 of BGG. Then I didn’t play it for a long time, before coming back to it solo, and what a decision that was! The game is so easy […]

sheriff of nottingham review

Sheriff of Nottingham review

Designer: Sergio Halaban and Andre Zatz Players: 3-5 Ages:  Publisher: 14+ We think: 6-8+  Playtime:  Publisher: 60min We think: 30-45mins   I have to admit, I have a bad habit of judging games by their cover (looking at you Great Western Trail), and that also applies to Sheriff of Nottingham – a game by CMON […]