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 […]

orleans review

Orleans review

A deep and immersive Euro game, with an easy and intuitive to learn rule set? You’ve got to be joking! But wait, what’s that I hear? The sound of milk being churned for butter and silk being spun for brocade? That’s right, if you haven’t guessed, Orleans fits the bill! Orleans is set in medieval […]

Great Western Trail review Australia

Great Western Trail Review

Several years have passed since Great Western Trail was released and I had managed to not play it since then, partly because I have been playing other things, but also partly because I had tried to avoid it a little bit lame, especially with the box art. I thought that this was some sort of […]

istanbul review

Istanbul Review

Designer: Rudiger Dorn Players: 2-5 Time: 40-60 Mins Age: 10+ From the Publisher: The bazaar district is one of the main attractions of Istanbul . In the game of the same name, players wander across the market as buyers and make as profitable a business as possible. Assisted by their assistants, they use various locations in the area to […]