Walking in Burano – News
Mar04

Walking in Burano – News

If you think you’ve heard of Walking in Burano before, you may well have, with reviews floating around from as early as October last year. Well now the release window is finally with us for the AEG version, which launches in September. Walking in Burano is a family game. Players place the Floor Cards in order to receive a visit from different characters. They will score points based on the various symbols on the houses. To be...

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Suburbia Collector’s Edition – News
Jan08

Suburbia Collector’s Edition – News

It’s been almost 7 years since Suburbia released from Bezier Games and this year it’s making a welcome return. Bezier is releasing a new Collector’s Edition that will feature new artwork and lots of other upgrades. The one complaint a lot of gamers had about Suburbia is that it’s a really great game, that just looks a little bland. That issue seems to have been fixed to some degree, as you can see in the image above....

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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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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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Tiny Park – TL;DR Review
Nov13

Tiny Park – TL;DR Review

Tiny Park is a tile placement / push your luck dice game for 2-4 players, ages 5+ (though I played with a 4 year old for this review no problem). Gameplay in Tiny Park could not be easier, you roll 5 dice trying to match the symbols on the uppermost tiles in the center of the play area. Tiles come in various shapes and are split into 6 piles of the same type. In a push your luck manner, you can settle for a smaller piece with a die /...

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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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