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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stuff we encountered in 2017.

by Mike Bon January 3, 2018
I’ve never been one for list making I have a general aversion to them. It is my experience they exist to get me off my arse and doing chores like digging up a rose bush or hoovering something the dog left behind. There you are on your day off, a wealth of possibilities ahead of […]

2017 and all that…

by Mike Bon December 29, 2017
Next year Who Dares Rolls will be celebrating its sixth birthday. Yes, unbelievably we’ve been around that long, by the law of averages just by existing we should have a bigger audience than we have. It has to be said we’ve managed with no real effort, to stay firmly below the radar. And you know […]

D Day Dice

by Mike Bon November 18, 2017
As this long out of print and particularly hard to find little devil has recently reemerged on Kickstarter I thought I’d pull out this old review from the vaults. Give it a polish and put it up here in case you missed it the first time. Having looked at the new edition other than some […]

The Horror!

by Mike Bon October 31, 2017
The witching hour nearly being upon us, Chris from unboxed the board game blog and my goodself decided to settle around the campfire and pick some suitably horrific games you should play this Halloween. That’s horrific in scary as well.. Not shite. Horror in board games is a tricky proposition, how to capture that feeling […]

Who Dares Rolls Podcast Episode 45 – Spiel Offensive!

by Mike Bon October 19, 2017
Mike is joined by everyone’s favourite board game uncle Tony Boydell. Together they represent the “Derek and Clive” of board game discussion as they chat about Tony’s games and list some of the Essen 2017 releases that have given them the horn. Warning! contains foul and offensive language throughout! Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Designer Impulses

by Mike Bon September 20, 2017
Chris from Unboxed:The Board Game Blog approached me with the spiffy idea of an article all about games that we’ve bought without doing the homework, you know like checking reviews or any of that other sensible stuff those of use with a serious board game habit would obviously do. These are impulse buy’s and more […]