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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...
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UBOOT

Captain Sonar is one of my favourite games. I love team games and the idea of sailing around in a submarine and trying to blow up the enemy’s submarine really appeals. It’s very light-hearted...
Champions of Nexum

When Kickstarters Cancel

A significant percentage of Kickstarters fail to reach their funding goal. Based on past campaigns, which tend to follow a fairly typical funding cycle, sites like Kicktraq are able to predict whether or not...
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...
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...
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...