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REVIEW: The Ancient World (2nd Ed)

If there’s one thing that Kickstarter has brought to the world of boardgaming, it’s the opportunity to revisit and improve older designs, and invite new audiences to enjoy them. This is one such example, and a damn good one, too!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: Jeez! This year is flying by…

Another month whizzes by, and my rather remarkable 2019 record of having at least one KS project land on my doorstep every single month of the year so far was maintained on the very last day of May…

REVIEW: Pandemic: Fall of Rome

Pandemic: Fall of Rome is one of the newest iterations in the Pandemic collection, but does it have enough to maintain the interest of established players? Well, actually…

REVIEW: Darkness

A passion project for sure, this is both ridiculously compact and rather good fun, too. It’s not ground-breaking design, but neither does it outstay its welcome, which is a good thing nowadays, I feel.

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: Oops! Has it all gone a bit Pete Tong?

Four months into 2019 and my resolve not to buy or back any new games this year is really starting to crack… But KS is keeping me honest. Yes, really!

REVIEW: Wildlands

A fast-playing, mad scramble from the very beginning – Wildlands is a game probably best not played with those of a sensitive disposition… You’ll be in a scrap before you can blink!

REVIEW: Leaving Earth

By no means the easiest game to get to grips with, Leaving Earth is one of those games that will have you thinking back to your school days, specifically being in Mathematics class. But does that make it a bad game?

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: Slipping by the wayside…?

March proved a rather packed month, and I got lots of KS goodies come through, too. You can read about them here… And has my resolve not to buy new stuff finally snapped?

REVIEW: The Old Hellfire Club

A back alley gin shop, a bunch of washed-up heroes of the realm, and a single gin shot… what could possibly go wrong?

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: Two down, ten more to go, but with AireCon around the corner, it’s going to get harder…!

Yay! Two months down and ten more to go! No new game purchases and no KS backing from me so far this year…

REVIEW: Metal Adventures

This game may be a few years old, but the progress and development of your ships ramps up fast, making it a fun romp for all…

REVIEW: The Chameleon

If Codenames and Spyfall had a baby, The Chameleon would be it. What a sneaky little gem she is!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: One month down, eleven to go… Eek!

Wow! One month into 2019, and I’ve stuck to my plan of not buying or backing any new games… But I did spend money on painting stuff… Oops!

REVIEW: Pandoria

A little known but clever game that is counter-intuitive in so many ways, yet still offers plenty of very tough strategic decisions for players…

REVIEW: The King’s Guild

The King’s Guild is possibly one of the most complete Euro-style games you’re ever likely to play, but does that make it a good game?

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: 2019: The Year Ahead, etc…

Looking back, 2018 proved a mixed bag despite a promising start and a few excellent Cons… I have me a very bold aim for 2019, though…

OPINION/UPDATE: Top 5 Games I Played in 2018 (and other stuff)…

What games did I enjoy the most in 2018? — A list that might surprise you, but I’d be just as surprised if any of these games would disappoint…

REVIEW: Rise of Tribes

A smart and sassy little number, with unique and clever game mechanics, and even smarter box packaging and design…

(P)REVIEW: FlickFleet

FlickFleet is a new dexterity-based space combat game in which you physically flick your ships around the table and flick dice to hit your opponent’s ships. but does it flick all the right boxes for a fun game…?

OPINION: Essen 2018 Preview — My personal picks…

Some pre-Essen ’18 picks from me, this time from an even shorter list than last year…