Z-Man Games Noctiluca – News
Jan07

Z-Man Games Noctiluca – News

More news coming out of Z-Man Games today, this time though it’s connected to our favorite New Zealand designer Shem Phillips. His dice-based board game Noctiluca has been picked up by the company for publication. Noctiluca, an engaging abstract game from acclaimed designer Shem Phillips. Renowned for their restorative properties, the noctiluca are desired by many healers. Players must carefully plan their path before diving...

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Z-Man releases Party Bugs card game – News
Jan03

Z-Man releases Party Bugs card game – News

Z-Man Games has released “Party Bugs” a quick card game for 2-6 players, perfect for the whole family. Pre-order your copy today through our website or your local retailers! In Party Bugs, these costumed cockroaches are determined to get their groove on. They can’t resist the music and the shiny disco ball! As more cockroaches show up to the party and move to the dance floor, players will try to control the chaotic party,...

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New Year Gaming Resolutions
Dec30

New Year Gaming Resolutions

It is that time of year when we pause with gratitude for what was and to begin with hope for the year to come. I had minimal ability to grow my collection this year, but I did have friends who helped me along the way. I was gifted games by some people, my gaming group grew and we started sharing our collections. The best part is that new friendships were made and wonderful shared experiences created. Even though I only bought one new...

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Best Family Board Games of 2018 – Article
Dec28

Best Family Board Games of 2018 – Article

I was going to do a ‘you should buy this for Christmas’ post, but time has gotten away from me, so consider this more of a family games that released this year that you should try to play – and / or buy – in 2019. Ok let’s kick things off! These are the games I’ve found pretty awesome (so far) for 2018 and games that I think would work great for family / beginner play. ​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ THE MIND: First...

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The Board Game Minimalist – Interview
Dec24

The Board Game Minimalist – Interview

At this time of year more than most gamer’s focus will be one what game to next add to our collection. If you are like me this might be an issue if you have run out of room to put games, or if you just have more games than you can play. I was most impressed when I met the Board Game Minimalist on Twitter and got to know him. The Board Game Minimalists is as big a gamer as any, but has managed to get his collection to just 30...

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Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter
Dec21

Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter

The body of work focuses on how board game design is growing. Only a couple of years ago the best game design work focussed on video games, but board games are starting to get better representation. This book is written by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline and comes with a forward from the king of cooperative games, Matt Leacock, and the recommendations from industry legends like Jeff Tidbell, Raph Koster and Richard Launius....

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Deep Water Games picks up Claim – News
Dec20

Deep Water Games picks up Claim – News

Trick taking game Claim got a lot of buzz at this years game conventions, particularly Essen, which saw the release of Claim 2. We saw a few fairly prominent game reviewers mentioning it didn’t have a US release date (which can obviously affect the Australian release date). Well that seems to be solved now with Deep Water Games picking up the rights to release the game in March. If Deep Water Games sounds familiar, they’ve...

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