Why Cthulhu? Cthulhu: Death May Die and Myth

With only four days to go the Kickstarter for Cthulhu: Death May Die by Rob Daviau and Eric Lang has blown past its pledge goal by a merger two and half million dollars. While it is no surprise to see these two designers garnering such attention it is surprising that…

Holiday Games

It is the winter holidays for schools and I had the privilege of traveling to a nice resort for a few days with friends. Needless to say, I took a couple of games with me. I thought I would share some of my favourite holiday games to take with me…

Ice Breaker Games

I was pleasantly surprised on Saturday when one of the people from our gaming group invited along two people we had never met before. This was particularly good considering a few people were away that night leaving us with a small turn out. We discovered that these friends did not…

Captain Sonar Review

I have been on a party game thing of recently. I even made a video a short while ago exploring my favourite party games to date and promising that after I have done all my reviews I would relook at them and do another top 10… assuming doing so would…

Party Games for Young and Old

There is no magic formula to making a good party game but there are some formulas that get repeated time and time again. Classic game mechanics often get a fresh coat of paint on a new game design and why not? They work. I know it seems snobby but I…

Fog of Love: Game Review

Fog of Love is a two-player game where you are trying to manage life and a relationship. Not the most compelling of pitches I admit. Most people play games to get away from the complexity of life and relationships. However, I have found Fog of Love to be a surprising…

Photosynthesis board game - Written Review

Photosynthesis board game - Written Review: Photosynthesis is a 2-4 player game designed by Italian designer Hjalmar Hach and published by Blue Orange Games. Photosynthesis brings together resource management with area control. The game will see you plant seeds, gather sunlight, and grow trees to produce a beautiful forest and…

T.I.M.E. Stories and Cheating (Video)

Dave explores the reasons people cheat with specific reference to his own experience of people who cheat in board games. Dave may have his own guilty secret to share about his own cheating in T.I.M.E. Stories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4RMyribL84…

Rob Daviau on Fireball Island

Restoration Games has found it's next hit with Fireball Island. The Kickstarter set the goal of $324,965AU and was fully funded in 66minutes. Within a couple of days, it broke the $1million AU mark. Today, with 24 days to go, the game has surpassed $1 600,000AU mark and…