Kingdomino review

Kingdomino won one of the most prestigious awards for board games, the Spiel des Jahres in 2017 – but is it that good? Yes, and no.  The game revolves around the claiming and placing of tiles in a 5×5 block that scores the most points by having the most contiguous land types.  This is a […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

The Essen Anticipation List 2018!

Unfortunately, this website doesn’t allow for international travel just yet, so attendance at Essen this year is off the cards but that doesn’t stop us from talking about the releases that we are looking forward to. With over 800 titles being released, it is definitely a mammoth task to keep ahead of the games, but we have […]

Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails

A little while back we spoke with Jamie Noble-Frier, an illustrator also known as The Noble Artist, who was working on his own game to launch on Kickstarter (here is the link to the campaign). Well the day has come and the game will go live this week on the 18th of September to the […]

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Kickstarter of the week 27th July

Back again with Kickstarters of the week after a week off and there is some great stuff out there at the moment, but after the last few weeks of ‘bigger is better’ and the problem with Kickstarter and scams, I decided that we would take a bit of a different approach to this. What we […]

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Gloomhaven Storage Australia

Gloomhaven has just arrived and I have been trying to work out how to best organise it to get the best use possible out of it. Now there are some inserts like Broken Token and Etsy editions which run to the $80 plus mark and that isn’t including the shipping which doubles (or more) the […]

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How to avoid a Kickstarter Scam

In the last few weeks there have been some issues noted with Kickstarter and scams on the website, especially with the Overturn: Rising Sands saga. In seeing this, we wanted to look at some of the ways in which you can avoid a Kickstarter that is unlikely to fulfil, poorly thought out, or just a […]

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5 Reasons not to buy Gloomhaven

You like to play varied games – If you buy Gloomhaven, it will end up taking all of your time gaming. So you bought a new copy of Azul, or are awaiting some new arrivals from Kickstarter? Don’t bother, they aren’t going to get played any time soon. Gloomhaven is a real time hog, but […]