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 […]

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 […]

just one review

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 […]

bellum sacrum review

Bellum Sacrum review

Context of the review: I have played 4 games of Bellum Sacrum at the 2 player count. A copy of Bellum Sacrum was provided to me by the designer.  Bellum Sacrum, translated to Sacred War, is a two player competitive card game releasing this week on Kickstarter. I was lucky enough to receive an advance […]

black orchestra review

Black Orchestra review

Context of the review: This review is written after 4 solo plays and 2 plays at the 2 player count. A copy of Black Orchestra was provided by the publisher Starling Games.  Adolf Hitler wasn’t cool, there I said it. He was so uncool that there were no fewer than 42 attempts on his life […]

friday solo review

Friday review

Designer: Friedemann Friese Players: 1 Ages: 12+ Play time: 25 Min I prefer my gaming on the heavier side, or if not heavy at least games that can be enjoyed with others. Some of my favourite solo games are Clans of Caledonia and the 7th Continent, and I love the depth of games like Gaia […]

nusfjord review

Nusfjord Review

Designer: Uwe Rosenburg Players: 1-5 Ages: Publisher: 12+ Playtime: 20-100 mins Context of review: The copy of Nusfjord is the reviewers own. Review has been written after playing 6 solo games and 3 games at the 2 player count.  Surely building your fishing fleet for a sleepy Norwegian village couldn’t provide too much excitement, could it? […]

quacks of quedlinburg review

The Quacks of Quedlinburg

Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Players: 2-4 Ages: Publisher:10+ We think: 8+ Playtime: Publisher: 45min We think: 45min   The Quacks of Quedlinburg has been one of the hits of the last few years, winning the Kennerspiel and also the acclaim of many reviewers, so with that I decided that it was time to give it a […]

sheriff of nottingham review

Sheriff of Nottingham review

Designer: Sergio Halaban and Andre Zatz Players: 3-5 Ages:  Publisher: 14+ We think: 6-8+  Playtime:  Publisher: 60min We think: 30-45mins   I have to admit, I have a bad habit of judging games by their cover (looking at you Great Western Trail), and that also applies to Sheriff of Nottingham – a game by CMON […]