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Designer Spotlight: Vlaada Chvátil

Vlaada Chvátil is without doubt my favourite designer, so I’m shamelessly kicking off our Designer Spotlight series by picking the one I like the most.  In this series, we’ll try to get an overview...
Blood Rage

Euros vs. Ameritrash Games

You don’t need to spend too long hanging around boardgamers before you’ll hear them talking about Euro games and Ameritrash games (with one side often championing the merits of their preferred type!).  What do...
Dvonn

Abstract Games

When people think of abstract games, they usually think of Chess and Draughts (Checkers).  However, last night at The Dice Cup, I sat down with my friend Steve and played several much more modern...
Ticket to Ride

How to Name a Game

So you’ve designed a game.  It’s going to be the best game ever.  But now you need to give it a name.  What are you going to call it? Anyone who’s tried to name...
Mage Knight

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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...