Free boardgames online!

The global pandemic has been pretty rough on us here in Australia and overseas. With the rising cost of freight and logistics I thought that I would put together a bunch of places where you can play boardgames online for free. This is a living document, so I will update it as I find more! […]

orchard review

Orchard – a lesson in humility

We all have those little quirks in our gaming preferences. Mine happens to be the belief that the more components a game has, the better it will be overall. So when I went looking for a good chilled out solo game for an evening, I figured games more like Nusfjord. So when Orchard by was […]

counterfeit board games

What can we do about counterfeit board games

Following on from the piece on how counterfeits impact the hobby, today we are looking at what can be done about the problem. This time I also spoke to Kevin Chu, a consumer with an interest in tracking counterfeit products, in addition to industry professionals. What are companies doing? As you can imagine there is […]

Little Plastic Train Kickstarter

Little Plastic Train Kickstarter

The Little Plastic Train Company has released their Kickstarter for, well, Little Plastic Trains.The trains are ABS plastic and come in a tiny tin, ready for transport or safe keeping. The team at Little Plastic Train company sent me some of their Mercury set (the trains with a completed copy) and I have to say […]

Zombie Kidz review

Zombie Kidz Evolution review

Zombie Kidz Evolution is the game that you want when you say “I want something that is fun, cool theme and that the kids will play” Released by Scorpion Masque in 2018 and created by Annick Lobet, Zombie Kidz Evolution will have you fighting back hoards of zombies while you try to lock the school […]

counterfeit board games

The impact of counterfeits on the board game hobby

The industry of board gaming and tabletop gaming is growing exponentially, between 2015 and 2019 pledges for board games on Kickstarter have increased almost $100 million, with more than triple the projects successfully funding. Anecdotally, the industry is also booming locally with more and more people engaging in solo and family gaming due to COVID […]

five tribes review

Five Tribes review

Five Tribes, like the oasis in the desert, is one of those games that is gone as soon as you see it back in stock. It may be that the love that it has been given by bigger reviewers has boosted it’s sales, or that it is just a classic of all time. Five Tribes […]

2021 Board Games predictions

Last year, I wrote what I thought would be true of the state of board games for the year. I’ll talk about those later, but first I want to make some predictions for this year. Narrative games will continue to struggle Personally, I just feel that games like Tainted Grail and Etherfields are ‘overcooked’. These […]

boardgames for christmas

What did I actually play over Christmas

Family board games are a funny thing. You can have the best of intentions with the games that you pick and then it all flies out the window. So I thought that I would revisit last month’s Christmas Games and see what I actually got played. From the previous post I am surprised to say […]

Gloomhaven Australia

Should I buy Gloomhaven?

Gloomhaven is still the Number 1 boardgame on Boardgamegeek.com and with more interest in things to do at home, the question “Should I buy Gloomhaven?” needs to be addressed. You can see my thoughts on Gloomhaven here. Should I buy Gloomhaven – Yes You have a consistent group to play with – This is the […]