February News Dump

Time Marches on. February for me, was quite successful. I got a major promotion at work, and my son learnt to roll over. Thankfully, one of us is pulling their weight. In terms of the website, we now have a new navigation menu which I hope you’ve already used, and enjoyed. That’s it! Let’s talkContinue reading “February News Dump”

Find out what lies beneath in Sub Terra

I don’t remember the time I went spelunking very well, but the wet walls and unrelenting darkness still stick with me. I remember the times I fell behind, not able to see anyone but hear their voices echoing through small limestone gaps. As a thirty-year-old man, this terrifies me. However, I was at the ageContinue reading “Find out what lies beneath in Sub Terra”

My Top 7 Most Intimidating Games

My collection has finally reached a size where there are some games I’m afraid to play. Whether it’s the setup time, the large amount of rules, or something else entirely, these games look down from the shelf, and intimidate me more than Stronghold Games’ new logo. So what are these scary games, and why doContinue reading “My Top 7 Most Intimidating Games”

Lay some tiles with the family in Azul

If you’re like me and thought all board games are abstract, well, you’re both right and wrong. The term abstract game is now a genre term that reasonably means the game contains minimal luck, usually two players, and little to no theme. Think of Chess and Checkers as prime examples of abstracts, or more recentlyContinue reading “Lay some tiles with the family in Azul”

Where the Heck is the Friday Post?

Dave Collinson is getting married in nine days. If you don’t know of him, he’s pretty cool. He’s an artist who’s done some work on board games, has his own board game called Lumberjerks, and a game he’s been working on just recently came out of early access called Damsel. If you haven’t heard ofContinue reading “Where the Heck is the Friday Post?”

Test your dexterity in Vampires Vs. Unicorns: Floor War

One of the reasons I love board games is how diverse they are. Already on this blog we’ve reviewed a board game which has you picking up sticks in Go Cuckoo, a tight-knit two player game where you’re wheeling and dealing with geishas in Hanamikoji, and a story driven game about being trapped on aContinue reading “Test your dexterity in Vampires Vs. Unicorns: Floor War”

Why you shouldn’t play Exploding Kittens – and games you should play instead

I’m obviously a dog person, so the thought of blowing up some baby cats has some appeal. Combined with my affinity for Oatmeal’s artwork and humour, and my intense love for small box games, Exploding Kittens seemed right up my alley. However, this is a negative review, and I wanted to warn you ahead ofContinue reading “Why you shouldn’t play Exploding Kittens – and games you should play instead”

Bite off more than you can chew in Takenoko

If I had a bucket list, seeing a panda would be on it, and it would be crossed off. Fortunately, I got the chance to see them in Japan, and it surprised me that they were exactly as accident prone as the gifs around the internet would have you believe. Coincidentally, Takenoko is a boardContinue reading “Bite off more than you can chew in Takenoko”