Kingdomino – Written Review
Oct20

Kingdomino – Written Review

I was surprised by the inclusion of Bruno Cathala’s Kingdomino in the 2017 Spiel des Jahres. At the time Kingdomino was somewhat obscure to me and many others I spoke to. I had heard of its upcoming release and thought it sounded average and not very interesting. A domino style tile laying game? Not the best sales pitch. When it WON the Spiel des Jahres I was forced to take a look. How could a game based on dominoes be so appealing?...

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Klask tabletop game – Written Review
Sep14

Klask tabletop game – Written Review

If you haven’t heard of tabletop game Klask, that’s because it’s not your usual tabletop dexterity game. If you’ve ever played a game of air hockey, the overall premise of Klask will be simple to grasp. Two players go heard to head trying to hit a small ball into each others goals, one at each end of a small table with raised sides. Where Klask differs from air hockey however is that you manoeuvre your player piece (striker) from...

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Yamatai – Written Review
Aug22

Yamatai – Written Review

As soon as I hear publisher Days of Wonder are working on or releasing a new game, my ears prick up. The company don’t release many games a year, but the quality is usually always top notch because of this. Enter Yamatai by designers Bruno Cathala (Five Tribes and Shadows Over Camelot) and Marc Paquien, along with artist Jeremie Fleury (Histrio, Oceanos). Queen Himiko has tasked every builder in the kingdom with a prestigious mission:...

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Codenames Duet – Written Review
Aug21

Codenames Duet – Written Review

Codenames Duet is the latest released Codenames game from Czech Games Edition (with more to come). If you’ve not played one of the other titles in the Codenames series, it’s a word based game in which one word clues are given and that clue relates to words on the table. Cover the correct words and you win, cover the assassin word and you’re done. It’s loosely based on the spy genre with players playing spies, trying to uncover other...

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Coldwater Crown – Written Review
Jun05

Coldwater Crown – Written Review

Coldwater Crown board game by Bellwether Games, a fishy review: I know what you’re thinking, a board game based around fishing, that sounds kind of, well, boring. Don’t be swayed by that thought dear gamer, because you need to know more about Coldwater Crown. Coldwater Crown is a board game for 1-4 players, ages 13+ with a play time of around 40-90 minutes. Players are fishermen (fisherwomen) taking part in a fishing...

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Cartamundi Shuffle Cars – Written Review
Jun04

Cartamundi Shuffle Cars – Written Review

Shuffle Cars is described as “a fun game” in the product blurb, but is it? In Shuffle Cars the first player to get all their ‘Car’ cards over the finish line is the winner! The overall theme is racing the well known Pixar Cars characters through the city, overtaking other teams and refuelling as you go, before crossing the finish line for the win. Each player has three racing cards in their hand with each card...

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