Tainted Grail

KS Spotlight: Tainted Grail

One of the biggest Kickstarter projects of last year was The 7th Continent.  It garnered a massive $7 million in pledges from over 40,000 backers.  It was a sprawling, survival, adventure game where cards...

Vindication

Kickstarters are Like Buses…

…you wait around for months and then seven come along at once!  Having had nothing but eerie silence for several months, I have received seven different Kickstarters over the past few weeks. The interesting...

Champions of Hara

House Rules

We started a new series on the Boardgame Opinions channel last week called House Rules.  The idea behind it is that contestants are trying to figure out the rules to a game just by...

Monumental

Top 5 Games from Essen 2018

With around 1400 games being released at Essen this year, I haven’t quite managed to play all of them yet!  So I’m compiling my list from a rather narrow sample, but I’ve certainly played...

Essen Spiel

What is Essen?

A couple of weeks ago, I took a flight to Essen, a city in Germany, with my son for a long weekend away.  Our sole purpose for going was to visit the Essen Spiel...

Graphic Novel Adventures

Graphic Novel Adventures

As a child, I was always a sucker for Choose Your Own Adventure books.  The idea that you didn’t have to follow the hero around, but could actively decide which path to take, was...

Two Player Games (part 3)

If you want to be really unsporting and generally piss people off as much as possible – and I mean without becoming a professional footballer – you should consider colluding in Castles of Mad...

Overseas Payments

Overseas Payments

This might seem like an odd topic for a boardgames blog, but today I’d like to talk about making payments to people who live overseas.  If you ever decide to begin publishing boardgames though,...

Two Player Games (part 2)

Three’s Company Sometimes, I really think that boardgame designers have a better understanding of human nature than anyone else. Take Catan, for example. You are a group of bedraggled settlers, just arrived on an...

1846

18xx

The 18xx games are a genre all to themselves.  Essentially they are heavy train games, which involve you buying and selling shares in train companies and then running those companies to make as much...