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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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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Best travel board games

Best Travel Board Games Travel can be difficult, between the time in actual transit to sitting in airports or waiting areas there is a lot of lost time, especially for gaming. There is also limited space to play, so we are going to look at some of the best travel board games, those that can […]

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Best Podcasts for Boardgames

There are more and more podcasts out there every week seemingly on the topic of board, tabletop and role playing games, so we thought that we would round up some of our favourites: Shut Up and Sit Down – Three guys who run the Shut Up and Sit Down website and have a passion from […]

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Best Games of 2014

This week we are looking at the best board games from 2014 and there, as always, are some great entries to the game library from this year. Orleans – Orleans is one of those Euros with old school art that isn’t much to look at, but this game is just so good. It is a bag building […]