Plan B Games launches Next Move - News

Plan B Games launches new imprint with Next Move specialising in modern abstract titles: 2017 was an amazing year for Plan B Games, with the release of hits like Century: Spice Road and Azul. We're just into 2018 and they're already off the mark with their new imprint Next Move…

Azul - TL;DR Game Review

Azul Tabletop Game TLDR Review: An abstract strategy Tile drafting game, Azul sees 2-4 players making beautiful mosaics for the Portuguese king. Draft different coloured tiles from factory boards to your player board, then place them to score points based on where they are placed in correlation to other tiles.…

Hive - TL;DR Game Review

Hive TLDR game review: Hive is a player vs player competitive abstract game. In Hive, you are seeking to surround your opponent’s Queen Tile by moving other insects in the hive using their special movement abilities. With no board you are unrestricted with your insect tiles and play becomes…

Onitama: Systems in Games - Video Article

Tabletop Game Systems: Looking at Onitama Our man Dave is a thinker, a real thinker, he loves pulling apart games to their bones to see what makes them tick, he's the Frankenstein of board games if you will. This week on his channel Dave looks at two-player abstract strategy game…

Chess Ultra - News

Chess Ultra for PC, VR and Console: We don't usually cover video game versions of board games, but given this is chess we thought some of you might be interested. Fancy chess game Chess Ultra launches on PS4, PC & VR platforms on 21st June, and 23rd June for Xbox…

Tatsu Tabletop Board Game - Written Review

Tatsu Board Game Review Like all good ancient stories, Tatsu is a love story of two Lords competing for the affection of the most beautiful princess Kushinada. Oh, and the Lords have dragon armies to fight each other with. And their warring terrorises the princess's villagers, forcing them to hire…

Santorini Unboxing & Initial Impressions - Video

Santorini Unboxing & Initial Impressions Video Our gal Angela has only gone and received her Kickstarter copy of Santorini at last. We’ll probably get her to cover it for our YouTube Channel, but for now you can check it out on her personal channel for your delectation. Video Santorini…

Abstract Games and Why I Love Them - Article

Best Tabletop Abstract Games Since writing a review for Circular Reasoning my love for abstract games has been rekindled. Abstract games are often easy to learn, but hard to master. They often focus on one mechanic and develop a depth of strategy and tactics to play well. There is no…

Circular Reasoning Board Game - Review

Circular Reasoning Board Game Review Circular Reasoning is exactly the sort of name I expect from a University Student Project. It summarises the game aptly with a little tongue in cheek philosophy. Tomer Braff and Edward Stevenson provide an abstract game with an incredibly simplistic design that can be set…