Paladins of the West Kingdom

Top 10 Anticipated Games from Essen 2019

Essen is just around the corner and with literally hundreds and hundreds of new games being released, there are lots to look forward to. It’s always tricky looking at games that haven’t been released...

Essen - Hall 3

Is Essen Worth It?

Essen Spiel, the largest boardgame convention in the world, takes place in less than two weeks. Making the trip to Germany though, depending on where you live, can be a significant undertaking, both in...

Tiny Towns - Box Front

Tiny Towns

I picked up Tiny Towns about a month ago knowing nothing about it other than people seemed to think it was good. Since then it has been hands down my most played game of...

Welcome

Providing a Welcoming Atmosphere

I remember one of the first times I ever went to an organised boardgame evening here in Nottingham. It was a long time ago now and while I had played boardgames with family and...

LPO Holiday

Boardgame Holidays

I went on holiday last week to France. This wasn’t any ordinary holiday however. I was staying at a static caravan park, along with 100 or so other attendees, and we were there for...

Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

I fell in love with Fantasy Flight’s Mansions of Madness 2nd Ed when I first ran the companion app. It made so many aspects of gaming (setting up, keeping track of monster health, random...

Sherlock Holmes Cover

Top 5 Detective Games

There’s nothing quite like donning your period-appropriate hat and coat and hitting the streets in search of a criminal at large. From London in the 1800s to Los Angeles in the 40s to modern...

Pipeline

Pipeline

Pipeline is a heavy, economic Euro about buying crude oil, refining it in your network of pipes and then selling it at a profit. Sounds simple enough. And yet, Pipeline contrives to have one...

Country House

Holiday Games 2019

I’m on holiday this week. I’ve gone away with a large group of both family and friends and we’re staying in a big house in a picturesque estate out in the country. It’s gorgeous!...

Printer

Printed Materials Guide

If you decide to make your own boardgame, at some point you’re going to need printed materials. These are things like cards, the rulebook and of course the box itself. This is in contrast...