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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...
Battlestar Galactica

Games that Tell Stories

A couple of weeks ago we looked at Ignacy Trzewiczek in our Designer Spotlight.  He is the founder of Portal Games, whose tagline is ‘Board games that tell stories’.  That’s very much the mantra...

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...
Twilight Imperium III

Game Days

Last Monday was a bank holiday here in the UK.  Bank holidays, so called because almost everyone – even the banks – get a holiday, happen about half a dozen times a year.  They’re...
Through the Ages

The Road to Heavyweight

I was playing Ticket to Ride with my family and one of my wife’s friends (we’ll call her Betty) recently.  Ticket to Ride is classed as a ‘light’ game on BoardGameGeek (BGG), meaning that...