A second Invasion
Feb29

A second Invasion

The orc warriors fuelled their rage with the blood of the fallen, working themselves into a berserker frenzy. As they crested the hill to attack the dwarven stronghold, a lone figure stood before them, axe planted firmly in the ground and face set in stone. The orcs paused for a moment, then stormed forwards. Their catapult stood ready to hurl the broken bodies of their comrades at the gates if needed but, right now, blood lust was...

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Lost Gems: Infernal Contraption
Feb28

Lost Gems: Infernal Contraption

Sometimes, when dredging about the internet looking for more cardboard to waste money on, you’ll find a cracking game that’s slipped under the radar, never to be heard of or seen again. Actually, there’s probably a million of them but you’ve never heard of them so you don’t know they’re out there. Or that you’ve missed them. Because you’ve never heard of them. I digress. Such a game came to my attention via a chap on a forum who,...

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Irate Pirates: Ron n Bones
Feb27

Irate Pirates: Ron n Bones

I recently managed to pick up a second hand copy of the new starter set for Tale of War’s pirate themed miniatures and board game Ron n Bones.  Now, doesn’t it look great? The box arrived a little battered, but the miniatures hadn’t been assembled, nor the deck of cards opened.  In fact, it appeared that the previous owner had only flicked through the rulebook once before selling it all on for less than half price....

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Clubbing – Settlers of Catan
Feb24

Clubbing – Settlers of Catan

…Blurg!!! …you nearly didn’t get this review. I’ve been ill. Been a bit crappy all weekend and had to take a day off work. Feeling a bit better now and the deadline is getting so tight… …The Missus is away this weekend. Time to crack open a few unplayed games and learn the rules. I really don’t like starting with a new game from scratch while wasting someone else’s time with it. It can...

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Warhammer: Invasion
Feb23

Warhammer: Invasion

I genuinely don’t know why my wife bought me Warhammer: Invasion this past Christmas. The fantasy setting is the opposite of pretty much everything she loves, resonating with all the allure of a slimy toad. These wonderful games cross over from “interesting board game” to “geek crap” the instant pictures of dragons are added or miniatures shaken out of a box. It was with some hesitation, then, that she sat forward at the table last...

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