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Battlestar Galactica

Games that Tell Stories

A couple of weeks ago we looked at Ignacy Trzewiczek in our Designer Spotlight.  He is the founder of Portal Games, whose tagline is ‘Board games that tell stories’.  That’s very much the mantra...
Neuroshima Hex

App Implementations of Boardgames

Neuroshima Hex! is an abstract war game where players take turns placing units onto a hexagonal grid.  At various points throughout the game a battle is triggered and all the units attack, each in...
Dized

Dized

If there’s one aspect of gaming that nobody particularly enjoys, it’s reading the rulebook.  Even if the rulebook is well written, it’s still a bit of a chore.  If it’s a bad rulebook, it...
Solo

Solo Games

Both my wife and son are away at the moment.  Noah is spending a week with his cousins and my wife has gone ‘wild camping’ with a friend of hers.  Apparently this means sleeping...
The Dice Cup

The Dice Cup

The Dice Cup is my local boardgame café.  It is run by three friends of mine (David, Matt and Steve) and I have been a regular attendee ever since it opened.  It is where...
The 7th Continent

The 7th Continent

Last week The 7th Continent arrived and I can’t stop playing it.  I backed the game on Kickstarter last year where over 12000 backers pledged over £1 million for this adventure card game. What’s...
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Why Are My Ratings So High?

I recently compiled my Top 30 Games of All Time.  As part of this process, I went through all the games that I have ever rated on BoardGameGeek (BGG).  I don’t always remember to...
Game Collection

My Top 30 Games of All Time 2017

A few years ago, Tom Vasel started releasing a video series called “Tom Vasel’s Top 100 Games of All Time”.  I was intrigued.  Each video covered 10 games and he gradually worked his way...
Arkham Horror LCG Cards

CCGs vs. LCGs

CCGs (Collectible Card Games) like Magic: The Gathering and LCGs (Living Card Games) like Android: Netrunner have many similarities and a few key differences. Today we take a look at what defines a CCG...

Two-Player Games

Recently, my local boardgame café (The Dice Cup) started running a two-player games night.  My initial reaction was, “Eh?  Why would you want to get a bunch of people together only to play two-player...