Kingdom Death Monster

The 10×10 Challenge – Part 3

Last week I explained what the 10×10 challenge was (essentially, you try to play ten specific games ten times throughout the year) and we covered my first five picks for the list.  I spent...

Hey, that’s my strategy! (part 1)

It can be annoying when other people copy a strategy that you came up with, especially if random events cause it to work out better for them than for you. One of the best...

Hanabi Spiral

The 10×10 Challenge – Part 2

Earlier in the week, I went through my motivation (or lack of it initially!) for taking part in the 10×10 challenge this year and how much I’ve been enjoying it.  It’s been particularly fun...

TI4 Gameplay

The 10×10 Challenge – Part 1

At the start of the year, my friend Steve approached me and asked if I wanted to take part in the 10×10 challenge at The Dice Cup (my local boardgame café). “What’s that?”  I...

Agra Board

The End of the Game

Have you ever been playing a game where you’re slowly building your engine, you’re ready to start raking in the victory points (VPs) and then suddenly the game ends?  “What?!  No!  I need five...

Skillage in the Village

Village is a game that embeds you, in a deep and emotionally moving way, into one of our most basic and time-honoured traditions: arranging differently coloured cubes onto action spaces. More importantly, it is...

Page Quest

Print and Play

A few weeks ago, I backed Page Quest on Kickstarter.  The game was delivered within a few weeks of the campaign ending.  How did they manage to deliver so quickly?  It was a Print...

Legacy of Dragonholt

Flavour Text

Many games include flavour text in them.  Whether it’s a short sentence on the bottom of a card or entire page of backstory on a character you’ve picked, flavour text is an often-ignored component....

Solo Chess

Top 5 Solo Games

I don’t play solo games that often.  Life is frequently too busy and I usually prefer to play games with others if possible.  However, every now and then when I have some free time,...

The Dark Side of Agricola

A man sits on a couch, sobbing lightly to himself. Two psychologists glance at each other with concern. “Which stage has he got to?” “Stage four. The second stone accumulator.” “Poor guy!” Suddenly, their...