RoboRally

Sometimes a game comes sort of out of nowhere, takes you by surprise, and you fall in love with it. RoboRally is such a game. I’d heard of it years ago, long before I was really into board games. For a good chunk of the mid nineties I was a Magic: The Gathering (MtG) player. I did I say player? sorry I meant to say hopeless obsessive, I lost years of my life to that game and a lot of my money, well buying Magic cards and beer as...

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Clubbing – Epsom Games Club
Mar19

Clubbing – Epsom Games Club

Last night I took the plunge and headed to what is not my nearest games club, but the nearest one that I am likely to make with any kind of frequency. Epsom Games Club is held at the Royal British Legion, in Epsom, and when I arrived, it was nice to see there was loads of space, about 15 people there around 4 tables. My initial welcome was cautious and I immediately realised this was due to the fact that all the big games had JUST got...

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Are you afraid of the light?
Mar01

Are you afraid of the light?

Fancy a game of hide and seek? Want to play it in the dark? Well have I got the game for you. It’s called Das Waldschattenspiel, or Shadows in the Woods if you prefer. This game was actually recommended to my daughter by a family friend after she regaled them with her exploits of completely annihilating her poor dad at various games. So, when she got home she pestered me until I eventually succumbed to the pouting lip and puppy dog...

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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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