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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 […]

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 […]