My Favourite Game of 2018: Blue Lagoon – Article
Jan11

My Favourite Game of 2018: Blue Lagoon – Article

It is hardly surprising that Reiner Knizia tops the list as the designer of my favourite game for 2018. He a prolific designer that has the ability to make old mechanics feel new or simply designs new mechanics. His games range from light filler games to heavy euro styled games. Blue Lagoon published by Blue Orange Games is on the lighter family side but has plenty going on that many of my heavy euro friends find satisfying.     In...

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Forage: The Bee Game – Kickstarter
Dec10

Forage: The Bee Game – Kickstarter

Shout out to a little Aussie game. Forage: The Bee Game is now live on Kickstarter. The game comes to us from Byron Bay game designer – and beekeeper – Yari McGauley of Flow Hive. He created Forage: The Bee Game with his 2 kids Sonny & April. Forage is a 2-4 player game about the world of bees. Grow your beehive by collecting nectar, pollen & bees as you deal with pests, bears and the opposition. Forage is...

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Facing My Shame This Holiday Season – Article
Dec04

Facing My Shame This Holiday Season – Article

After years of talking about it, this holiday I will be playing The Castles of Burgundy. I can hear the collective gasps of experienced board gamers shocked to hear that I have never even seen the game displayed on a table. Yet time and time again I have listened to people talk about it with such regard, some even professing it as their favourite of all time. As I left my standard, “I need to play this” on another in a...

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The River- TL;DR Review
Nov29

The River- TL;DR Review

The River is a light worker placement / tile placement game from Days of Wonder (a publisher known for only releasing one or so high-quality games per year). In it players are trying to create the best scoring river settlement, by collecting resources, building up land types and building various structures for additional scoring. This is very basic worker placement, place a worker, collect a resource, or do an action. This is repeated...

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Lift Off from Z-Man Games announced – News
Nov20

Lift Off from Z-Man Games announced – News

Z-Man has announced Lift Off from designer Jeroen Vandersteen. Not to be confused with the Queen Games title of the same name, Lift Off sees players running their own space agency. Do some R&D and try and reach your space travel goals before the other players. Send your astronauts into space, ensuring you’ve got the right specialists aboard. To prepare for your missions you’ll need to develop technologies: life support,...

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Smash City from WizKids – News
Nov16

Smash City from WizKids – News

Like a bit of Kaiju city smashing? You’re in luck come March when WizKids Games releases “Smash City”, a dexterity game in which monsters rampage through a cityscape. When we say cityscape, we mean a cool 3D cardboard city with players trying to knock over certain buildings. This sounds pretty interesting, humans defending the city against 4 different monster types. Smash City is for 2-4 players, ages 14 and up...

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Thanos Rising – Written Review
Nov13

Thanos Rising – Written Review

Avengers Assemble! It’s time to work with your mates to stop Thanos taking over the universe and turning your friends to dust. Thanos Rising is a cooperative / dice rolling / card drafting game in which you recruit heroes and vanquish the villains of Thanos and put paid to his evil plot. Now at first glance, Thanos Rising may look like just another IP cash cow, particularly given its publisher is USAopoly (not really known in the...

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