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...

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...