Blood on the Clocktower

Blood on the Clocktower

I have been running games of Werewolf for over twenty years. I think it’s a fantastic gaming experience that virtually no other game has really managed to replicate. It’s not without its issues though....

Cooper Island

Top 5 Games from Essen 2019

With over 1500 games released at Essen Spiel this year, I obviously haven’t managed to play all of them! However, I played a lot of the hot new releases at the fair and played...

Essen Entrance

Essen 2019 Debrief

Essen is over for another year and I’ve finally caught up on sleep. It was a great experience, but very tiring! As an introvert, being hemmed in by people on all sides for four...

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...