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When to avoid a Kickstarter

I wrote an article a while back on “How to avoid a Kickstarter scam” and thought maybe I would revisit some of the concepts and why I wouldn’t back a Kickstarter. This article focusses not necessarily on ‘scams’ per se, but moreso looks at the issues which may turn me personally off a boardgame Kickstarter […]

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Cytress Kickstarter First Impressions

This post will coincide with the commencement of the Cytress Kickstarter, which you can find here. I was approached by Sean Lee, designer of Cytress to preview the game for him and I said yes for 2 reasons – 1. It is an Australian design and I love to support local, 2. I have tried […]

Boardgames at Christmas with the family

Christmas is upon us once again! I thought a combined ‘gift guide/what to play’ might be a good idea for anyone who wants to game or gift games to family and friends. Boardgames at Christmas can be a bit of a difficult affair – balancing time with the family against chilling out, so you aren’t […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]