The TableTop Effect - Article

I had heard about Habour from a few friends who said they had played it and liked it. It wasn’t a high priority for me, but the more I toyed with the idea of buying it the more enticing the game became. One day I saw Harbour for $20…

Give Away: TableTees

Some of the most memorable games for me are when I've played with real style. I recently played a game of Rhino Hero Super Battle and I made it to the top of the structure early and just stayed there. My opponents tried desperately to take me down using every…

Hosting Mysteries and Trusting Players

Last Saturday I and 7 others sat down and tried to make our way through the 1992 classic How to Host a Mystery: Star Trek the Next Generation. I had never played any of the “Host a Murder” line of games or their “Mystery” counterparts. The most challenging part of…

Puzzle Games Side by Side - Article

Last year the “Exit” games published by Kosmos won the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres, or also known as the Connoisseur Award. While these games have received a great deal of attention since winning, they are by no means the only puzzle-based games doing well. Space Cowboys released two different styles…

Christmas Cards - Article

I am currently packing for a holiday. We haven’t been on a holiday as a family like this since the birth of our little one. As I pack for our trip I realised I was packing more than a few card games. This is for a couple of good…

Overseers - Written Review

I thought we were pretty much done with deduction games. I was most assuredly confident that drafting games were a stale mechanic. So imagine my surprise when I was presented with Overseer, a drafting and deduction game. Another in a market saturated with drafting and deduction games. Damned if I…

Apocrypha - Written Review

Apocrypha is Mike Selinker doing what he does best, bringing together amazing talent to provide gamers with adventures they can immerse themselves in. The successor to Pathfinder the Adventure Card Game (PACG), Apocrypha draws you into a story of world-ending horror while developing the deck building system that made PACG…

Heads of State: A Retro Review

A strange thing happened the other day. I went to the home of Peter Hawes to play board games. Some of you already get the impact of that statement. That’s because those people know Peter Hawes is the designer of Francis Drake, Triassic Terror, Wars of the Roses: Lancaster…

Stop Thief: Game Design Diary - Article

I remember watching presenters on a morning news program interview a man and his son after the release of Terminator 2. This Australian gentleman was suing the creators of Terminator 2 for copyright infringement. This gentleman had written a script for a sci-fi movie where machines travel back in time…

Whatever it Takes

It was one of those last minute grabs from the shelf. I had a bunch of really good games I was keen to play but I felt I owed it to Guillotine to take it with me. I think it had nearly been a year since I last played it…