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 […]

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 […]

Architects of the West Kingdom box

Architects of the West Kingdom review

I’ve talked about Raiders of the North Sea previously as a game that I have loved. From its place one – pick one mechanic through to the simplicity of the solo mode, this game by Garphill and Shem Phillips is one that gets me back over and over.  So of course I was excited with […]

the stars align review

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 […]

Hive Pocket Review

Hive Pocket was one of the games that easily made it on our Best Travel games list a little while back, for good reason. It is easily portable, has massive replayability and fantastic components. The biggest issue that I have with Hive is that it is a game of skill, that is that there is […]

Welcome to Dino World review

Welcome to Dino World Review

Ok, so I have to start with a disclaimer and say that I am a massive dinosaur nerd, so a game that allows me to create my own park a-la Jurassic Park is definitely going to get my interest. That’s what we have with the new Roll and Write installment from Alley Cat games – […]

Love Letter review

Love Letter is another one of those games where I was initially put off by the theme, but once that is put aside a whole new world is there to discover. The idea of courtesans in Renaissance times just seems so boring to to me, I just can’t wrap my head around that theme. You know how […]