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 […]

King of Tokyo review Australia

King Of Tokyo review

Kaiju have always held a special place in my heart since seeing a film in the early 80’s about a monster that took people from their beds and ate them. That special place in my heart was mostly being mortally terrified but not now that King Of Tokyo has found it’s way in. Now I […]

Robinson Crusoe board game review

Robinson Crusoe Review

Beware, here be danger! Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island released by Portal Games and developed by Ignaczy.. is a brutal take on the survival genre. It seamlessly blends worker and tile placement with narrative adventure, and is probably one of the most challenging games that you will play, even though it is a […]

century golem australia

Century: Golem Edition review

In Plan B games’ Century: Golem you are a trader who travels the Golem road to deliver gems to the far reaches of the world. Through management of your hand cards and  trading your gems you are able to buy Golem cards that give you victory points at the completion of the game. With the […]