Community Games

Top 5 Community Games

Playing 2 – 5 player games regularly with the same group is a great way of building friendships. However, it can be rather insular. Even meeting up at my local boardgame cafe (The Dice...

Mechanics

Theme Attracts You, But Mechanics Keep You

I was discussing the age-old hot potato of theme vs mechanics the other day with the Boardgame Opinions team.  The question had been phrased as, “Which is more important: theme or mechanics?”  Not surprisingly,...

Solomon Kane - Beach

Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2019 – Part 2

I don’t tend to follow games once a Kickstarter project has finished, particularly because I back so many; it can be hard to keep track.  Every now and then an update comes through for...

Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2019 – Part 1

I thought 2018 was a fantastic year for games.  Essen produced some superb offerings.  There were also lots of very exciting Kickstarter projects.  Most of these will be delivered in 2019 so I’ve got...

Through the Ages App

Do Apps Count as Boardgames?

I was recording one of our “Top 30 Games of All Time” videos on the Boardgame Opinions channel the other day and we got into an interesting discussion about app implementations of boardgames and...

Mage Knight Boxfront

BGG Top 10 Designers

I came across a very interesting article on BoardGameGeek (BGG) the other day: the All-Time Designer Ranking (2018).  Tony Chen (who himself is a designer) has come up with a formula that looks at...

Snowman Chess

Top 5 Christmas Games 2018

Christmas is fast approaching again.  Time for some serious gaming!  I have been playing games with my extended family pretty much my entire life at Christmas and it’s always a highlight of the year...

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...