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...

Clash Royale

Clash Royale

Clash Royale is a tower-defence mobile game, but it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. That includes boardgames, computer games and mobile games. It’s fantastic! Why do I like it so much?...

Star Wars: Outer Rim

Star Wars: Outer Rim

When Fantasy Flight acquire a licence, they sure make the most of it! In this case, the Star Wars games just keep coming and coming. From RPGs to war games to LCGs, Fantasy Flight...

Scrabble

Why are educational games so bad?

A couple of days ago I took part in a playtesting event in which we were playing a prototype social-enterprise game. The stated objective of the game was to inspire people to run their...

One vs Many

One vs Many

I’ve played a slew of one-vs-many games recently, from comic-strip mayhem (Batman: Gotham City Chronicles) to Film Noire detective fiction (Detective: City of Angels) to the Cthulhian zombie apocalypse (The Others). I’ve always had...

Detective: City of Angels Box

Detective: City of Angels

There have a been a number of prominent “detective” games to come out over the past year or so, such as Chronicles of Crime and Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. The latest addition...