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CrossTalk vs Codenames

CrossTalk vs. Codenames

When I first played Codenames, I wasn’t that keen.  I played it with a bunch of hard-core gamers and the downtime was excruciating.  I liked the idea of it, but there didn’t seem to...
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...
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...
Myth

Death of a Publisher

I’ve decided to interrupt our usual Designer Spotlight series to talk about a publisher today.  I received some sad news yesterday: Megacon Games are calling it a day. You may be forgiven for not...
YouTube

Why I Run a YouTube Channel

I started my first YouTube channel about four years ago.  It was to help students learn Maths (I am a Maths teacher by trade).  A little less than a year ago, I started a...
Rise of Tribes

Attractive Kickstarter Projects

I haven’t backed anything on Kickstarter for a few weeks.  I’ve looked through plenty of projects, but nothing seemed to grab me.  I wondered if I was becoming jaded and disillusioned with Kickstarter in...
Dark Souls Miniatures

Miniatures

Last weekend I took the plunge and bought the Dark Souls boardgame.  In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s based on a very popular (and very hard) series of computer games.  The in-joke...

Rulebooks

I buy or Kickstart quite a lot of games.  Inevitably this means that I end up being the one who has to read the rules and explain how to play these new games to...
Too Many Bones

Adventure vs. Replayability

I’ve spoken about replayability before, but I want to come at it from a slightly different angle today.  This has been largely prompted by the arrival of Too Many Bones, which I backed on...
Blogging

Why I Blog

It’s all Jamey Stegmaier’s fault! As you’ve probably heard me say on several occasions now, we’re planning to use Kickstarter.  You don’t need to spend long researching Kickstarter before you come across Jamey Stegmaier. ...