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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Z-Man Games Noctiluca – News
Jan07

Z-Man Games Noctiluca – News

More news coming out of Z-Man Games today, this time though it’s connected to our favorite New Zealand designer Shem Phillips. His dice-based board game Noctiluca has been picked up by the company for publication. Noctiluca, an engaging abstract game from acclaimed designer Shem Phillips. Renowned for their restorative properties, the noctiluca are desired by many healers. Players must carefully plan their path before diving...

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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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Azul – TL;DR Review
Jan18

Azul – TL;DR 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. Laid alone you’ll score one point, but you’ll score additional points for each other tile orthogonal to the one just placed. It sounds simple and it is with...

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