A few years ago I backed The Gods War, a new Gloranthan boardgame, on Kickstarter. I'd been close to backing Cthulhu Wars, but Greg Stafford's fantasy setting in this version pushed me over the edge. Ever since I've been waiting in eager anticipation to play - it's been a while, with various troubles befalling it, … Continue reading The Gods War – it’s been sighted!
I was a backer of this game on Kickstarter and am currently awaiting its delivery any day now. It was a fun campaign, and I really like the premise and am a great fan of co-op games. To tide me over, here's a review from the Dice Tower: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1eN-h-Mn_c
On Sunday night Paul thrust a newspaper cutting into my hand saying he thought it might interest me. In the centre was a photo of a set of bookshelves filled with boardgames, staked from floor to ceiling. Yes, this did interest me! The article was about Draughts Café, one of a number of new cafés recently … Continue reading Anyone Fancy a Game?
I see the latest Spiel des Jahres award nominations have been published: Spiel des Jahres For those who are not aware of these, the Spiel des Jahres is the top award for boardgames produced in any given year. If boardgames make you think of some dull English games you played as a child with your family … Continue reading Spiel des Jahres Nominations 2013
This is a great introduction to the world of modern boardgames that I love and yet so many UK folk outside of particular niches are unaware of. Say you enjoy playing boardgames and most people think of dull days playing Monopoly. You couldn't be further from the truth. I can't think of many social activities … Continue reading Board Game Bestiary: How To Get Started with Modern Board Games
Pandemic: In the Lab & Forbidden Desert Excited to read this interview with Matt Leacock, the designer of Pandemic one of my favourite boardgames, and to hear of two new games by him on the horizon; a second expansion to Pandemic called Pandemic: In the Lab and a sequel to his Forbiddenn Island, called Forbidden … Continue reading Pandemic: In the Lab & Forbidden Desert