Magic The Gathering: The Core Mechanic – Video
Aug21

Magic The Gathering: The Core Mechanic – Video

Dave and Ricky have a look at what makes Magic the Gathering the original and still the best in the latest episode of The Core Mechanic.

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Tracing Board Game Box Art? – Video
Aug14

Tracing Board Game Box Art? – Video

One of our other writers noticed some striking similarities between one of her favourite TV shows and a new board game. The TV show in question is Mad Men and the new game, Ticket to Ride: New York. This wasn’t the first time she’d noticed striking similarities between board game art and TV characters, but this one was so obvious that when overlayed, some of the images almost matched perfectly. Take a look at the Don...

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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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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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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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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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