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Russian Railroads

Choices, Choices, Choices

Boardgames can involve a wide variety of mechanics, but the vast majority of them involve making choices of some kind.  There are some notable exceptions: deduction, exploration, dexterity, roll and move, for example.  But...
Mage Knight

Theme

Back in the 80s, I spent rather a lot of time playing Elite.  It was the first computer game to have 3D graphics (that I can remember).  Up until then, it was all platform...
Terra Mystica

Bonus Actions

We played Terra Mystica last night.  It’s one of my favourite games and it seems it’s a favourite for a lot of other people as well as it’s currently 4th on Board Game Geek’s...
Dixit Card Set

Gaming with Non-Gamers

“Oh, she’s not interested in playing games.” I was arranging to play games with a couple of friends (let’s call them Frank and Sarah) outside my usual sphere of gamer friends and I had...
Maze

Replayability

Last weekend we played Unlock!  It’s a co-operative, puzzle-solving, escape-the-room game.  It reminds me of those point-and-click PC adventure games that I played when I was young.  Do watch the video if you’re not...
Catan - Close Up

Why I Play Boardgames

My Dad is a retired policeman.  Just around the time personal computers were first made available, he was injured in the line of duty and received a compensation payout.  Newly married, finances were tight...