Wreck & Ruin

by Mike Bon March 20, 2018
We first encountered Wreck & Ruin at last years EXPO where Tony and Jaime just two of the Hydra-like offshoots of our sinister review operation had experienced a blistering slice of post-apocalyptic mayhem and had loved it! I tried and failed to get a game in at the show as it was proving rather popular […]

We have a new Mobile interface!

by Mike Bon February 22, 2018
Greetings! So it’s with some fanfare I can confirm that we have updated the software running the mobile interface for this site. So finally it should look great on all your lovely phones. This was only made possible by the very generous support from our Patreon backers that allowed for me to afford to upgrade […]


by Adam Won February 15, 2018
Thanks to my well-known obsession with all things tabletop, every Christmas my friends and family attempt to outdo themselves by seeing what little gaming gems they can find me. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes I get Liar’s Dice. This year was no exception and with giddy delight, I turned to the neatly wrapped boxes before […]

The Tabletop Retailer’s View of 2017

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon February 6, 2018
In the world of tabletop journalism, it’s easy to focus too much on the games themselves and the designers. Something I’ve been wondering about lately has been the retailers. They tend not to grasp a massive amount of the headlines unless it’s something like Tom Vasel’s massive rant against bricks and mortar retailers, which was […]

Who Dares Rolls Podcast Episode 46

by Mike Bon January 30, 2018
In a phoenix like ascent from the smouldering ashes we’re back! Yes it’s a brand new Who Dares Rolls episode “46” no less. In this barnstorming episode its the Big Chubby Quiz Of The Year! listen in bemusement as our gaming experts discuss the huge gaming moments of 2017! And we glance at CMON’s new […]

Battle of the Austen: Matchmaker Vs Marrying Mr Darcy

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon January 21, 2018
So apparently Jane Austen is a genre of tabletop game… Who knew? Actually I did. I’m a fan of Jane Austen, I’m dating a much bigger fan of Jane Austen. When people started talking about these two games I knew buying Marrying Mr Darcy and backing Matchmaker would be an inevitability. The thing is, these […]

The Best Components to Stack Up While You’re Playing a Board Game

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon January 9, 2018
Board games can be marvellous things, with cardboard, plastic and wood replicating vineyards, wars, civilisations and more. They are a wonderful experience and something I always heartily recommend to people as a social experience to have with friends (or sometimes solo, if you’ve read any of my ‘playing with ourselves’ articles . There’s one aspect of […]

Board Game Geek User Reads Rules Before Posting.

by Mike Bon January 8, 2018
Jonathan Marmalade BGG User G&ME_MSTR01 was astounded yesterday when he took the unprecedented decision to read the rules to a new game before posting a question on the geek. In a post, he shared on multiple forums, REDDIT and to BGG he exclaimed his newfound amazement at the information contained in a rule book. “Normally […]

Gaming overlords unhappy that you aren’t buying all the games!

by Mike Bon January 4, 2018
Apparently, the avalanche of new game releases has led to promising Asmodee titles being suffocated by the oversaturation of the market, an executive from Game Publishing Overlords Asmodee has suggested. Asmodee CMO Steve Hovarth estimated that 3,500 new games were released during 2016 – or around ten releases a day on average – resulting in […]
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