Reviews Index…

REVIEW: Barrage

Don’t let the title confuse you: this is a classic ‘heavy euro’ game featuring worker-placement, future dystopic overtones, and hydro-electric power. Dam [sic], it’s good!

REVIEW: Space Explorers

A highly stylised and well-themed retro space collection game, or just another version of Splendor wearing new clothes? Surely not…!

PLAYTHROUGH (pt 2): Rogers’ Rangers: America’s First Commandos

Part two of my full campaign playthrough of this neat little package from Decision Games…

PLAYTHROUGH (pt 1): Rogers’ Rangers: America’s First Commandos

A good game in a neat little package, with a small footprint, and plenty of variety. I really enjoyed this, so do please follow along with my first full campaign playthrough…

REVIEW: The Island of El Dorado

As gorgeous as this game looks, and as solid and beautiful as the production seems to be, it’s all window-dressing if the game underneath doesn’t work…

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!

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.

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?

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?

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?

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…?

REVIEW: Century: Eastern Wonders

Does this follow-up to Century: Spice Road hit all the right buttons, or sink under the weight of all that spice…?

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