The Descent of Man
Oct21

The Descent of Man

Descent: Journeys In The Dark has pretty much become the defacto dungeon crawl, usurping Games Workshop “classics” such as HeroQuest when gamers think of the genre. I’m a self confessed dungeon crawl nut. I can’t point to a single thing about the genre that causes me to be drawn to it, however a lot of the attraction lies in the modular boards, the plethora of minis, the replayable quest like structure and the...

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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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Unboxing Operation Cerberus
Apr04

Unboxing Operation Cerberus

It seems a tad ironic that an expansion for Dust Tactics based around the invasion of England should arrive here roughly three months after it’s worldwide release.  Still, as it’s finally with us this seems like as good a time as any to take a look at what’s inside the box. Unlike the previous expansions, Cerberus doesn’t come with any extra map tiles.  Instead, as well as the usual two new heroes, you get the...

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The List: #4 – Pieces of Hate
Feb09

The List: #4 – Pieces of Hate

This post forms part of The List. The List is where the worst parts of gaming belong: those errors that designers and publishers repeat, over and over again; those aspects of the hobby, and of the culture surrounding it, which embarrass and shame us. Compiling the whole List would be impossible – no one person could ever hope to detail all that is rotten in the kingdom of board. But we can point to its lowest, most worrying points – a...

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