The Quest for El Dorado:  Heroes & Hexes – News
Nov09

The Quest for El Dorado: Heroes & Hexes – News

If you bought Dr. Reiner Knizia’s The Quest for El Dorado this year (or last dependent on where you live), add New Year’s Day to your diary if you’re a fan of the game, because you’re getting an expansion. The Quest for El Dorado: Heroes & Hexes sees players searching for the legendary “city of gold”. With all new challenges including demons and curses to contend with, Heroes & Hexes features new...

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Reavers of Midgard – Kickstarter
Nov02

Reavers of Midgard – Kickstarter

Champions of Midgard sequel Reavers of Midgard is now live on Kickstarter with 17 days to go. It’s already smashed it goal and it seems only has one stretch goal to go (at time of writing). Can’t afford jumping on the Kickstarter? Fear not, the game is expected to hit retail once the Kickstarter fulfilment is completed. Check out the Kickstarter page for more...

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Photosynthesis board game – Written Review
Apr18

Photosynthesis board game – Written Review

Photosynthesis is a 2-4 player game designed by Italian designer Hjalmar Hach and published by Blue Orange Games. Photosynthesis brings together resource management with area control. The game will see you plant seeds, gather sunlight, and grow trees to produce a beautiful forest and then expect you to completely lay waste to your forest for points. It’s way more fun than I make it sound. The first thing that will stand out to you is...

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Majesty for the Realm card game written review
Apr17

Majesty for the Realm card game written review

Majesty for the Realm is a card game in which you build up a medieval realm, it’s designed by the guy who made Splendor (a rather popular game). Like Splendor, Majesty for the Realm is a simple, but beautiful game. Setup / Gameplay: Each player has a kingdom / village made up of 8 cards placed in front of them (the same for each player). This is neat as it actually makes a panorama of your village. Smaller cards make up denizens...

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By Order of the Queen – Written Review
Nov06

By Order of the Queen – Written Review

Welcome to the fantasy land of Tessandor. With the death of the king, the place is in turmoil. You and your fellow guild masters are tasked by the queen to keep the country safe, banding together and using your abilities in the best possible way. A co-op board game for 2-4 players, By Order of the Queen is a dice-rolling, hand management game that takes place in a fantasy realm. It might look all cutesy, with sprinkles of Adventure...

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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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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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