Looking Back at November

My first news – how exciting! In this post you’ll find the latest news concerning Roll to Review, the new board games I’ve bought over the last month, as well as new games I’m excited for coming out soon. Let us know what you think of this type of post and if it should become a monthly feature.

Site News

Really the only point of this post is to let you all know that I had a baby last month. Well, in truth my wife had a baby, and I got to play musical chairs around the surgical theatre.

Site-wise something that you might see in the next month is removal of the subscription button. I’m looking at implementing a newsletter instead. Having subscribed to a few blogs, I know how annoying those emails can be. A couple I’ve been reading, and recommend:

Lastly before we get to the good stuff, I want to give a shout out to Greenhorn Gamer who made my Roll to Review logo. I think it looks fantastic. So even if you don’t like it, tell him he did an amazing job.

November Haul

We’re here to talk board games, so here’s what I got in November:

So far I’ve played When I Dream and Codenames: Duet – both have been really entertaining. Most of my board gaming happens at lunchtimes, with the work team, and since I’ve been on parental leave for three of the four weeks of November. I haven’t had a lot of time to play.


Hype List

Now, games that I’m interested in – and I will be forwarding this to my family for Christmas ideas.

I’m always up for co-operatives, especially ones that deviate from Leacock’s formula. Also, I read a great review from Luke over at Start Your Meeples.

Another co-operative. Another version of Pandemic. I wasn’t too keen on this, until I learnt that it’s limited edition, and they probably won’t be printing that many copies. I’ve also heard great things about this version, so I may have to jump on it while the iron is still hot.

This one has been talked a bit on both Shut Up and Sit Down and Reddit. It seems weird, but in a good way. Could be fun, and I’m eager to try it.

I love a good party game, and this one seems to be right up there. The best part about Dixit is when you have rounds where you restrict what people can say. For instance we had a round where you could only say the name of a movie to describe your card. Muse seems to take this idea and run with it.

Dinosaurs. Need I say more? It also has a divisive art style, which I fall on the side of loving it. Really hoping this comes together and is the Jurassic Park experience we’ve all been craving for.

This is the only Kickstarter I’m backing this month for two reasons: first off I’m broke – did you see how many board games I got last month? Secondly, I’ve become interested in the mechanic of messing with people’s communication. I’ve been playing a fair amount of Magic Maze, Mysterium, and have preordered Mountains of Madness. Isn’t it weird that all of these use M for alliteration? Anyway, this seems to be another one of these games which I’m hoping to be fun. Another reason is once pay day passes I’m hoping to add Space Team to this order. These guys don’t ship to Australia usually, so now’s my chance!

That’ll do us for this month! Hope you enjoyed the article. Let us know in the comments below what games you’re playing and what games you’re looking forward to getting this Christmas.


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8 thoughts on “Looking Back at November

  1. Particlebit December 3, 2017 / 2:54 am

    Thanks for the shoutout! I’m also taking a eye to Pandemic Iberia. Let me know your thoughts if you pick it up!


    • David Norris December 3, 2017 / 10:51 am

      No worries dude, keep up the good blog! I have it on good authority that Iberia will be my Christmas gift so won’t hear anything from me till then. :p

      Liked by 1 person

    • David Norris December 6, 2017 / 12:34 am

      Haha yes. Dinosaurs! Somewhat unrelated the new Jurassic world movie trailer comes out Thursday. Really looking forward to it.

      Also I have seen the great dinosaur rush about. Sounds right up my alley. There’s something awesome about creating your own Dinos

      Liked by 1 person

    • David Norris December 6, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Thanks a bunch. Had I replied yesterday I would of said everything is great. However I had no sleep and am running on nothing but coffee and sugar at the moment. ;-;


      • Rebecca Strang December 6, 2017 / 12:43 am

        Something you’ll be doing on the regular now! It’s hard work raising the next generation of gamers 😀

        Liked by 1 person

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