2021 Board Games predictions

Last year, I wrote what I thought would be true of the state of board games for the year. I’ll talk about those later, but first I want to make some predictions for this year. Narrative games will continue to struggle Personally, I just feel that games like Tainted Grail and Etherfields are ‘overcooked’. These […]

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What did I actually play over Christmas

Family board games are a funny thing. You can have the best of intentions with the games that you pick and then it all flies out the window. So I thought that I would revisit last month’s Christmas Games and see what I actually got played. From the previous post I am surprised to say […]

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Should I buy Gloomhaven?

Gloomhaven is still the Number 1 boardgame on Boardgamegeek.com and with more interest in things to do at home, the question “Should I buy Gloomhaven?” needs to be addressed. You can see my thoughts on Gloomhaven here. Should I buy Gloomhaven – Yes You have a consistent group to play with – This is the […]

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Board Games for Christmas 2020

Another Christmas has rolled around and I tend to spend a bit of time with family at this time of year. When things get quiet it’s always good to pull out some games to either kill boredom, get kids off screens, or just have some fun in general. I’m lucky that the family that I […]

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Why I didn’t buy Too Many Bones

Is Too Many Bones complicated? Is it worth the money to buy? Do I need to buy everything in order to properly experience the game? As of writing, Too Many Bones currently sits at Number 55 in the rankings of board games on boardgamegeek.com. Being in the Top 100 is a pretty prestigious thing, but […]

The Isle of Cats – Family review

I usually wait until I have played a game in all forms before I give it a review, however I felt that it was necessary to do an early one for Isle of Cats, particularly from a family perspective.  When Isle of Cats came through my door it was one of the more recent hotness […]

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Games I bounced off – Labyrinth War on Terror

The next in the Games I bounced off series – this time Labyrinth: War on Terror.  I started off my boardgaming in Warhammer and Necromunda, so wargames. I loved these games for their strategy and miniatures. Unfortnately, time makes a fool of us all and I no longer have time for miniature painting anymore and […]

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The Mind review

Context of the review: I have played The Mind 5+ times at the 4 player count. The copy of the game is the author’s own.  Every so often a game comes up that, when described, I’m left with an ‘Oh OK’ kind of feeling. That is what I initially thought when I heard about The […]

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Cartographers Review

Context of the review – I have no idea how many times I have played this game solo and groups but it’s plenty. The copy of the game is the reviewers own.  Sometimes I find myself criticising a game like Eldritch Horror for being too in-depth, other times I just want to sit and play […]

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Games I bounced off – Eldritch Horror

Sometimes a game just doesn’t work for you, despite critical or popular acclaim it just doesn’t scratch that itch. Today’s game is Eldritch Horror.  What was I looking for? When I purchased Eldritch Horror, I was looking for a game that I could play solo and that had a good theme. From the research that […]