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Catan Board

Classics: Catan

Settlers of Catan (as it was first known) was the original gateway game.  I know so many people who got into the hobby through Catan.  Even today, over 20 years since its release, I...
Arkham Horror Boxfront

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...
Myth Dark Frontier

Myth: Dark Frontier

Myth is one of my Top 10 Games of All Time.  So when Myth: Dark Frontier was announced, I was very interested, assuming it was an expansion for Myth.  Not so, however.  Dark Frontier...
Pandemic

Classics: Pandemic

Once upon a time, co-ops were virtually unheard of.  No really.  As hard as it is to imagine in our modern world where every other game seems to be a co-op or have a...
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,...
Risk Legacy

Legacy Games – Part 1

Back in 2011, a game called Risk Legacy came out.  It was a campaign version of Risk with a rather significant twist.  Just in case you’re not familiar with Risk, it’s a fairly basic...
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...
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...
Arm Wrestling

Interaction

Interaction with other players is the reason I play boardgames.  However, interaction comes in many varieties – some much better than others! Have you ever played a game where tensions rise, people fall out...