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The Dice Cup

Decisions

The Year Ahead 2018

2017 has been a year of investing in projects behind the scenes.  From the Boardgame Opinions channel to the development of new games, we have been working hard to improve the quality of what...
Twilight Struggle

Classics: Twilight Struggle

I buy virtually all my games from my local boardgame café: The Dice Cup.  Prior to it opening, I bought my games from one of the owners, David Smith, who ran a small boardgame...
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...
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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...

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...
Shared Idea

Designing with Others

Most people who have had a go at designing a game jot down a few ideas, raid their games collection for components and then have a play… on their own.  They don’t usually show...
Concept

What is a Game?

Last night at the Dice Cup, I was chatting to some people playing Concept.  In Concept players take it in turns to try to communicate a concept (a word or a phrase) to everyone...