Two Player Games (part 1)

Two-player games are rather unique, and differ greatly from multiplayer games both strategically and in the atmosphere they generate. Why is this, and what are the pros and cons of two-player gaming?

War of the Ring

War of the Ring: The Collector’s Edition

War of the Ring is one of my Top 30 Games of All Time.  I’ve played it a fair bit over the years, mostly with my Boardgame Opinions compatriot Mark Windle, since he owns...

Pie Face (part 2)

I do not, in general, enjoy watching professional sport. Nor do I even think that I am that likely to enjoy watching pro gamers. Why? Because the longer people spend playing a game the...

Doomsday Island

Doomsday Art

It’s a short post today, mainly to show off the preliminary artwork that’s come in for our Doomsday card game.  This is the one where you’re running around on the island trying to survive...

Pie Face (part 1)

An undisputed classic of the heavy strategy genre, the mechanics of Pie Face are notoriously difficult to master. Indeed the skill cap for this game is so high that even people who have played...

Solomon Kane

KS Spotlight: Solomon Kane

I went to Mythic Day last month.  Mythic Games is the company behind the very successful Solomon Kane Kickstarter.  They are based in France, but they decided to host an event day at Warboar...

Explaining Games – and Other Stuff (part 2)

Personally, I have never tried to bribe a pirate. I understand that some people may enjoy the activity, and in principle I am not opposed to it, but it just doesn’t appeal to me...

How do you store your games?

When I was a student, I remember getting together with a bunch of other students to play Talisman.  A friend of mine used to play it a lot as a child and reckoned we’d...

Explaining Games – and Other Stuff (part 1)

As a fully trained physicist, I know the secret of explaining something well: you just have to remember that the most important thing you need to get across is how much smarter you are...

Near and Far Box

How to Read Out Loud like a Pro

I was playing Near and Far last night.  It’s a worker-placement game crossed with an adventure game.  Having collected various resources and hired companions in town, you venture off into the wilderness and have...