Maintaining Mental Health

The world is very rapidly changing with the coronavirus, which means a lot of closures, lockdowns and other restrictions on movements and activities. Personally, I am currently working from home which brings about it’s own set of challenges and I thought that I would write a little bit on how you can maintain your mental […]

Predictions for 2020 Board gaming

So it is a few months into the year, but I thought that I might write down some predictions on what we may see happen in the industry. The release of Blood on the Clocktower, I feel, will be a watershed moment in board game criticism and the line between review, preview and paid promotion. […]

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Kickstarter Week 7 2020

So I don’t release these posts every week, but definitely when there is something good going on, which means this week! Wonderland’s War by Druid City – This one looks really cool, like a mix between bag builders like Quacks and more strategy based games. Alice in Wonderland has never been a draw for me, […]

Rival Restaurants review

Context of the review – This review was written after 4 plays at the 4 player count. Gap Closer Games provided a Deluxe Kickstarter copy of the game for review. There are no further arrangements, commercial or otherwise between Gap Closer Games and Next Player Australia. I tend to swing towards Euro games and Solo […]

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A controversial Gloomhaven review

Context of the review – This review is written after playing Gloomhaven at 2 player count for approximately 10 sessions. The copy of Gloomhaven is the reviewers own.  I write this review after playing around 10 games of Gloomhaven and then having it sit on my shelf for a long time. This Gloomhaven review is […]

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Kickstarter in review – 2020 Week 3

What a week it is on Kickstarter!  There are a few great projects that have hit the site this week and, I dare say, will be pretty highly ranking when they are released whether it’s this year or next.  Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile: Cole Wehrle has to be one of the hot designers […]

Why it didn’t rate – The Game of Things

I recently reviewed Just One, a simple word/party game that has gained the attention of Board Game media and received both critical and consumer acclaim. I played a heap of this game over the holidays with a bunch of different people and it was always a hit.  Another game that hit the table this holidays […]

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Just One review

A game by the team that created The 7th Continent must be a pretty complex and immersive game, right? Well not particularly so. Unlike some of the major creators who have stuck in their wheel house whether it be Economic simulators or Tile laying games, this creation is different. Not that there is anything wrong […]

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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 […]