too many bones

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 […]

labyrinth war on terror

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 […]

The Mind cards

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 […]

Fall of Rome review

Pandemic: Fall of Rome review

  So, I’m meant to be in Rome this week but that is not to be. It is a time to stay at home and stay safe, but that’s not to say that I’m not disappointed about not being able to go on the holiday. This means that I have more time to play boardgames […]

Curators review

  Context of the review – I am reviewing Curators during the current Kickstarter. I have played the game twice at the 2 player count, plus another time at the 3 player count. The copy of Curators is a prototype copy which was provided to reviewers by the designer.  I love museums and have since […]

Tapestry review

Context of the review: This review was written after 3 plays of Tapestry at the 2 player count and 2 plays at the solo player count. The copy of Tapestry was provided by Stonemaier Games at a significant cost reduction to Next Player. Tapestry, designed by Jamey Stegmaier, came to the scene with massive fan […]

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 […]

Gloomhaven Australia

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 […]