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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Best Holiday Board Games – Written Article
Jul05

Best Holiday Board Games – Written Article

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 tabletop games with me. I thought I would share some of my favourite holiday games to take with me when heading away. Not all of these may be perfect for your getaway if you are camping or adventuring, but I take them whenever I get the chance. Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and...

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Politics in Board Games – Video Article
Jun29

Politics in Board Games – Video Article

Our man Dave needed a good cup of coffee before trying to engage with this topic. The idea of politics entering into our beloved hobby might seem strange, but politics are a part of everything – whether we like it or not – even tabletop gaming. Dave tries to think it through and voices his thoughts on why we do need to come together despite different political viewpoints. For a bit of fun he also runs through the issues of...

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Sexual Harassment in Board Games – Article Shoutout
Jun22

Sexual Harassment in Board Games – Article Shoutout

What a sad and sorry state of affairs it is when it becomes more and more apparent that our beloved hobby is no different to video gaming or many other hobbies. We like to think we’re different, that we’re inclusive, that female gamers have nothing to worry about, that all are welcome to the table, but for some that just isn’t true. Now sure MOST board gamers are great people, welcoming people, good people. Problem...

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Best Ice Breaker Tabletop Games – Written Article
Jun21

Best Ice Breaker Tabletop Games – Written Article

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 have board game experience and were keen to see the games we played. We opted for light fun and interactive. These choices proved profitable. Inadvertently,...

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Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article
Jun13

Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article

Dave looks at 2010 game Lords of Vegas and explores how a game can be good despite randomness. Lords of Vegas is an Area Control / Area Influence, Dice Rolling, Tile Placement, Trading game from designers James Ernest and Mike Selinker.

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Party Games for Young and Old – Article
May29

Party Games for Young and Old – Article

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 have often looked past games simply because they are too familiar to me or to consider them worth my time. However, when I do end up playing these games I inevitably find myself laughing...

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