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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Zombicide
Sep10

Zombicide

Zombicide caused a bit of stir in boardgaming circles (to be fair, it doesn’t take much) – it was a very successful Kickstarter project launched by CoolMiniOrNot which managed to raise nearly $800,000. This in turn led to quite a bit of expectation and hype. I backed the Kickstarter back in May on a whim really, and to be honest pretty much forgot about it, until a man turned up this week with a big box which to...

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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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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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