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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 […]

Honey Heist

by Mike Bon November 1, 2017
The H.I.V.E. agents were slumming it, really. They stood at the gates waving in cars, handing out lanyards to retailers, entertainers and convention-goers. A car pulled up with a honey badger lying on the roof, one paw doing its best to keep a top hat in place. “Show me your pass,” one of the agents […]

Spire Preview: Blood and Dust

by Mike Bon November 1, 2017
Lozlyn runs through the streets of Redrow, in a mad panic. The guards are knocking on doors, getting closer to his squat in a crappy tenement building. Across the road a man who built his religion around a firearm shouts obscenities at people for assumed wrongs. His armour belches out smog and his daughters threaten […]

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 […]

We’re Not Wizards Podcast

by Mike Bon September 10, 2017
I’ve been silly busy over here and not really had the time to show at lot of WDR love. But I did just guest on the wonderful We’re Not Wizards Podcast. So why not settle yourself down for an hour or so of chit chat and nonsense. And if you like that then I strongly […]

The Final Countdown

by Mike Bon August 28, 2017
As I sit here typing I keep peering over at the clock hanging ominously behind me, it’s working I know it is but it feels like I’m trapped in one of those terrible Hollywood cliches as the hero defuses that gigantic bomb in the final act, seconds stretching to minutes sweat glistening on his brow. […]

Ground Force

by Mike Bon August 22, 2017
I am shocked to say, this is possibly the best licensed game I’ve bought from a charity shop so far. Ground Force is a game for 2-4 players, each of whom start off with a three-by-three grid of cards representing a smashed up garden. Look at it. What a mess. There’s a tire, there’s litter. […]

Who Dares Rolls Podcast 44 – Sparring Bantz

by Mike Bon August 16, 2017
Yes! we’re back! After numerous technical, psychological and beverage related disasters here’s the latest podcast episode!!! It’s good to be back!     Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More Please follow and like us: