UK Games Expo
May23

UK Games Expo

Saturday 26th May 2012 shall forever be known as the day I either embrace this new found hobby with both arms and a cock rub, or the day I decided I don’t actually like boardgames much at all thanksverymuchokbye. It’s pretty simple, really; I’m going to the UK Games Expo, being held in Edgbaston, Birmingham. In the UK. It’ll be the first consumer fair I’ve ever really been to. I’ve done plenty of...

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The Rules of Responsibility
May14

The Rules of Responsibility

New games drive me mad, so why do I keep buying them? There’s that initial rush of satisfaction as you hand over cash, the thrill of looking at the long coveted box, the joy of opening it up and punching it. All of that is swept to one side as I open the rulebook. Or even worse, the rulebooks. My latest purchases – Crossbows & Catapults, Space Alert and Red November – all suffer in different ways. They take...

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Warring Warlocks & Scrapping Sorcerers
May02

Warring Warlocks & Scrapping Sorcerers

Wiz-War – hmmm, let’s be honest, it’s a rubbish name for a game. Now I’m going to cut Fantasy Flight some slack here as the game has a long history. Originally released in 1983 by designer Tom Jolly, the game has gone through seven previous editions before Fantasy Flight resurrected the game this year for an all new swanky 8th Edition. Wiz-War is for 2-4 players, with each player controlling a wizard in a maze...

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