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Classics: Arkham Horror

Back in 2005, when gaming was ruled by dry Euros (at least, the BGG rankings were), what was missing was adventure.  The kind that could suck you into another time and place.  The kind...
Dark Frontier: Farrenroc

Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 2

Last week we looked at numbers 10 through 6 of my Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018.  Today, we finish the list and look at the Top 5.  You might wonder where people hear...
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...
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. ...
Evolution

Educational Games for Teenagers

I’ve played a lot of games with my son over the years and I think good games of any variety are incredibly valuable from an educational point of view.  They teach a wide range...
Ticket to Ride Europe

Educational Games for Children – Part 2

Last week we discussed a few principles for playing educational games with children.  Games that will allow them to play increasingly complex and (hopefully for you!) more interesting games as the years go by....
Marvel Legendary

Educational Games for Children – Part 1

In the previous post, we looked at educational games for pre-schoolers.  Once your child can read reasonably confidently, it opens up a slew of new possibilities for gaming.  If they can read before starting...
Pictomania

Party Games – Part 2

Party games are a fairly popular genre on the whole.  Pictionary is one of the top 10 best-selling games ever and Codenames was CoolStuffInc’s best-selling boardgame of 2016. Last week we looked at parlour...
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...