Tainted Grail

Tainted Grail

Tainted Grail was one of my Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2019 and it didn’t disappoint. Within a few short weeks of playing it at every opportunity, it catapulted itself into my Top 10...

Cloudspire

Cloudspire

Too Many Bones is one of my all-time favourite games. When I learnt that Chip Theory Games (CTG – the publisher) was Kickstarting a big-box MOBA-style tower-defence game, I was all over it. CTG’s...

Lords of Hellas

Why Do Kickstarters Feature So Heavily In My Top 10?

I recently published my Top 10 Games of All Time (as of the end of 2019). All but one of them were Kickstarters. I was astonished when I realised. I knew Kickstarters were some...

Tainted Grail - Knights

Jonathan Hicks’s Top 10 Games of All Time – Part 2

Last week, I started going through my Top 10 Games of All Time – numbers 10 through 6. This week, it’s the top 5! As before, you can watch us discussing the entries on...

Arena: The Contest

Jonathan Hicks’s Top 10 Games of All Time – Part 1

I compile a list of my Top 30 games of all time for the Boardgame Opinions channel every year. I play a lot of new games and I find that there are enough changes...

The Dell House

DellCon

I’m away this weekend at a rather unusual convention called DellCon. It’s hosted by the UK’s first boardgame B&B: The Dell House. Located in the Malvern Hills, which is designated as an “Area of...

Mystery House

Mystery House

What? A new style of escape-the-room game, you say? Count me in! I first saw people playing Mystery House at Essen 2019 and it looks remarkable. A group of people holding up a 3D...

Reading the Rules

Top 5 Ways to Learn a Game

I play a lot of new games. This means I have to learn how to play games a lot. It’s a process I have come to dread. Sometimes, it can be relatively painless, but...

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...