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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Down by the Water – Forbidden Island with a Family
Feb16

Down by the Water – Forbidden Island with a Family

Forbidden Island is often described as Pandemic’s little brother – it’s by the same designer, Matt Leacock, and possesses many of the same features and gameplay mechanics. The game premise is simple, a team of adventurers land on the island to rescue 4 elemental statues. But the ancient people who hid them on the island boobytrapped the land to sink beneath the ocean, taking any foolish exploreres with it. Each turn...

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What the Essen hell to do?
Feb03

What the Essen hell to do?

I have a dream. I dream that in October I’ll walk into the halls of the Essen Internationalen Spieltage with an enthusiastic wife and wide eyed son in tow, their gasps of amazement giving way to squeels of delight as they see untold treasures before them. I dream that we’ll sit down at table after table trying game after game, my wife loudly proclaiming “This one! Buy this one!” and my son telling me I’m the best Daddy ever. I dream...

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Gone fishing
Feb01

Gone fishing

Since delving into the murky world of board games, I have tried to drag my family down with me. If I’m going down, I’m taking as many with me as I can. So far only my daughter is joining me on the journey, but I keep trying with her-in-doors and god love her she puts up with me constantly asking if she wants to try this or that game. So with that in mind, half of my purchases these days are made with one eye on the ‘family...

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