Unlock: Heroic Adventures

Unlock: Heroic Adventures

*Spoiler Free* Steve always messages me as soon as the latest Unlock or Exit games arrive at the cafe. We quickly book a time and gobble them up like candy! We never have any...

Chess King

Abstract Games Are Elitist

We recently did our Top 5 Abstract Games on the Boardgame Opinions channel. Steve and Amy particularly like abstract games. I’m not as much of a fan, which I’ve been taking a bit of...

Tribalism

Tribalism

Being criticised is never much fun. Many people tend to become defensive when criticised. You’ve worked hard on something and then someone comes along and tells you why they don’t like it. We feel...

Camera

Livestreaming

Last week, on the Boardgame Opinions channel, we ran our first livestream. It was Mark’s idea. It seems to be becoming more and more popular. Video gaming seems to be driving it, but there...

Batman - Gotham City Chronicles

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Batman is one of those IPs that always attracts lots of attention (I’m a big fan myself). This was borne out by the Kickstarter from Monolith last year that raised a whopping $4.4 million....

Heroes of Terrinoth

Heroes of Terrinoth

I’m a big fan of co-op games, particularly if they’re thematic and provide a sense of adventure. So when I heard about a new game from Fantasy Flight set in the Descent universe, I...

Lords of Hellas Minis

Top 5 Dudes-on-a-Map Games

“Dudes on a map” always struck me as a rather odd description for a boardgame genre, but it actually encapsulates the essence of the genre while allowing for the many variations that exist. What...

Money

Should Reviewers Be Paid?

Last week we talked about the difference between previews and reviews, and what place opinions have. This week we’re looking at another hot potato: money. Just to be up-front before we start, I am...

Coming Soon

Reviews vs Previews

Kickstarter previews are pretty common these days. Prospective creators will send prototype copies of their game (often with very high quality components for a prototype!) to boardgame media channels for review. Or rather, for...

Proofreading

Proofreading

Have you ever shown someone something you’ve created, only for them to tear it to shreds? You put your heart and soul into something and instead of praising the good, they pick fault with...