Spatial Mixed Reality Gaming – Kickstarter
Aug03

Spatial Mixed Reality Gaming – Kickstarter

We’re always interested in the idea of tech meets cardboard. Games like Dropmix last year gave us a hint as to how the meeting of NFC and card games might look and this year it looks like faux holographic projections are hitting the table. Spatial is a “mixed reality gaming company that creates face-to-face entertainment through holographic projection”. It’s set to hit Kickstarter August 14. Spatial’s system...

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Catan: The Core Mechanic – Video
Jul31

Catan: The Core Mechanic – Video

Dave and Ricky are back in season 4 of The Core Mechanic. They are looking at the board games on Mike Selinker’s list of [“100 Games You Absolutely, Positively, Must Know How To Play”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnzBhWwx1nI&t=3012s). They kick off the season with a look at Settlers of Catan now simply known as Catan. One of the biggest board games in modern times.

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The Functions of Myth in Game Design – Written Article
Jul27

The Functions of Myth in Game Design – Written Article

Dream time stories, fables, legends, folklore, sagas, creation stories, and parables are some of the ways that mythology has been formed and transmitted down generations since we first could tell stories. In a modern context myth is transmitted through novels, comics, movies, and internet memes. I think one place worth considering is the role of board games in engaging us with myth. Last week I dropped some heavy words on you in how...

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Top 5 Role Selection Games – Video
Jul26

Top 5 Role Selection Games – Video

After a great evening of gaming, Dave pulled out the classic Bruno Faidutti game, Citadels and it got him thinking, just what are the best role-selection games? Games like Mission Red Planet, Cyclades and Planet Steam. Dave takes a look at 5 of his favourite role selections games, just what will make it? Watch the video to find out.

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Azul Spiel des Jahres winning game for 2018 – Written Article
Jul24

Azul Spiel des Jahres winning game for 2018 – Written Article

Congratulations to Azul, winner of the 2018 Spiel des Jahres. Azul is a drafting and tile laying game designed by Michael Kiesling and published by Plan B Games. This is not the first win for designer Michael Kiesling who has won twice before with co-designer Wolfgang Kramer on Torres and Tikal in successive years. Azul is another feather in the hate for Plan B Games that seem to be producing hit after hit and proving they are a force...

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Why Cthulhu? Cthulhu: Death May Die & Myth – Article
Jul20

Why Cthulhu? Cthulhu: Death May Die & Myth – Article

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 we are watching yet another Cthulhu game hitting the market to an audience with arms wide open. The board game market is littered with Cthulhu themed games; Arkham...

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Babel card game review – Video
Jul16

Babel card game review – Video

Our man Dave takes a close look at 2000 Hagen Dorgathen, Uwe Rosenberg hand-management / set collection game Babel. Recommended for the 2001 Spiel des Jahres, Babel sees players making best use of members of various tribes of the ancient world. These tribes will build temples, exploit (or exterminate) their opponent’s work force, destroy or steal their opponent’s temples and otherwise do whatever it takes to build the...

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