Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 1

It seems to be doing the rounds.  Everywhere you look, someone is doing an Anticipated Games of 2018 list.  I’ve watched or read a few and I’ve actually found them quite interesting.  It can...

Eclipse your opponents!

Why? As a game that involves both fighting and space, Eclipse is the perfect game for people who think that Agricola is too long and boring. Lasting only about eight hours and with a...

Decisions

The Year Ahead 2018

2017 has been a year of investing in projects behind the scenes.  From the Boardgame Opinions channel to the development of new games, we have been working hard to improve the quality of what...

Pandemic: Iberia Board

Christmas Highlights 2017

I spent a week with my extended family over Christmas and we played lots of games!  As well as the obligatory party games like Empires, Time’s Up and The Animal Game, I also got...

The Novelty of Novelty

Biting the bottom of life. At the start of a new year we tend to think about the future and decide what new things we would like to bring into our lives. In the...

7 Wonders

Classics: 7 Wonders

If you came up with a rating for boardgames that combined how good they were with how versatile they are (ie. how many different situations you can play them in), I think 7 Wonders...

Christmas

Games to Play at Christmas

It’s Christmas!  Time to play some games!  Except, you’re surrounded by family members of wildly varying ages and gaming experience.  How do you find games that you can play with Granny and the kids,...

Exit vs Unlock

Exit vs. Unlock

This year, there has been an explosion of ‘escape the room’ games.  Some have been better than others, but two series in particular have risen to the surface and really excelled: Exit and Unlock. ...

Asymmetric Players

Asymmetric Americans The American continent is home to some of the worst inequality on the planet. North America has it all – five reinforcements per turn with only three entry points, while South America...

Risk Legacy

Legacy Games – Part 1

Back in 2011, a game called Risk Legacy came out.  It was a campaign version of Risk with a rather significant twist.  Just in case you’re not familiar with Risk, it’s a fairly basic...