Comments and Opinion…

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…

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…

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!

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…

OPINION: Essen 2018 Preview — My personal picks…

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

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: More ‘August’ Gaming… see what I did there?

Another little snippet of life without any such thing as a fast lane… lol

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: And July disappeared damn fast, too!

Another month goes whizzing by… Christmas will be here so soon at this rate!

PERSONAL DIARY/UPDATE: Where did June, go?

Oh yes, disaster can indeed strike from anywhere, and seemingly out of nowhere, too… Oh dear!

CONVENTION DIARY: UKGE 2018, Birmingham, UK: 1st-3rd June 2018

UKGE has been and gone for another year, and as it gets bigger and bigger, is that necessarily better?

OPINION: Kicking off about Kickstarter again: A new miniatures assembly line?

Another look at all those shiny pretty Kickstarter campaigns that are looking to squeeze every last drop of cash they can out of you…

CONVENTION DIARY: Day 3 at AireCon, Harrogate, UK: 9th-11th March 2018

In stark contrast to Saturday, Sunday felt like a lazy stroll through the woods…

CONVENTION DIARY: Day 2 at AireCon, Harrogate, UK: 9th-11th March 2018

The first official trading day at AireCon today, and it was a doozy!

CONVENTION DIARY: Day 1 at AireCon, Harrogate, UK: 9th-11th March 2018

Curious to know what happened on the first day of AireCon in Harrogate this weekend?

OPINION: Top 5 Games I Played in 2017…

A list of the boardgames I really enjoyed playing a lot in 2017 — I hope none of these are likely to disappoint if you get the chance to play them in 2018…

OPINION: Why do Kickstarter projects get cancelled? (2)

Did a cancelled Kickstarter project find its feet when it got relaunched, or is there something more to the story…?

OPINION: Why do so many boardgame projects on Kickstarter get cancelled? (1)

A look at a couple of recent Kickstarter projects that got cancelled unexpectedly…

OPINION: Essen 2017 Preview — My personal picks…

My pre-Essen Spiel 2017 ‘Interested’ list was surprisingly short this year…