Play to Win But...

Last week I sat down with my friend Ricky and we got out Ghost Stories. We did this with a sense of dread because this game has beaten us time and time again. In fact, neither of us have ever won at this game. I still love the look and…

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Great Stories in Games

As the dice were rolled I did a quick count of the Omen cards out on the table; 5. As the dice hit the table I held my breath, it was not impossible, but the likelihood was that the haunt was ready to begin. 3 pips, time for the haunt.…

Scrabble alternative word games - Articles

Best modern tabletop word games aka Scrabble alternative games: Let's preface this by saying this is my list based on games I've played. If I miss any you think should be here, just pop them in the comments over at Facebook for other readers to see. When you mention board…

Time's Up: How I Gave Up Hating Party Games

I’m not a fan of party games. Well, not really. OK. Some are fine. Maybe just when I’m in the mood. I don’t know anything anymore. A number of weeks ago I went along to my regular DnD night and discovered that the agenda had been changed…

Brisbane Board Game Tournament: Raiders of the North Sea

This weekend our friends at Vault Games in Brisbane city are hosting a board game tournament for Raider of the North Sea. I have spoken about this game a lot of late. Raiders of the North Sea was a Kennerspiel des Jahres runner-up, but my pick of the three games.…

Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria - News

Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game announced by WizKids: The GAMA Trade Show is underway and already the upcoming releases are a few of note. Let's start this week with WizKids announcement of the upcoming Magic: The Gathering board game, as well as a series of miniatures based…

Do Board Game Components Matter?

I recently introduced Photosynthesis to my gaming group. No one had played it before and we were all impressed with the simplicity of the rules and gameplay. It is incredibly easy to learn, but a real brain burner to play. We had an absolute blast and everyone agreed that the…

NFC technology and board games - Article

DropMix: My Favorite Game Mechanism by Jamey Stemaier: One of my favorite game designers and people in the industry overall is Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier games. To me he's a great designer, he's inclusive in his thinking and he always seems to be forward thinking with regards to board game…

Sauce Trays Board Game Upgrade - Video Article

Pimp Your Game components with sauce trays: Time for another staff writer video, this time it's Angela and her sauce trays, yeah, sauce trays. Angela does a video series called "Pimp My Game" in which she does easy board game upgrades. This week it's all about simple setup and pack…

Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017 nominees - Video Article

Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017 nominees: Our man Dave looks at the Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017 nominees and discusses his number 1. Dave has now had a chance to play all the nominees, so his thoughts have a fair bit of depth to them. Looking for an interesting take on the…