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Ghostel

by Mike Bon January 14, 2017
WDR Silver
Back in the heady days of early 2016, we published a review for Tinkerbot Games Kickstarter project Ghostel. Well here we are in the fresh new car smelling 2017 and don’t you know it but the finished game has materialised on my door mat. So this seems the perfect time to go take another look […]

Flamme Rouge

by Mike Bon October 20, 2016
WDR Silver
Cycling… Not really all that exciting is it? I’ve done it, I mean its like riding a bike. Right? So when I was first approached about the idea of taking a look at the new cycling game by Asger Harding Granerud designer of 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crises I was all like yeah OK, […]

Warhammer Quest Silver Tower

by Adam Won October 10, 2016
I love the original Warhammer Quest. I mean really, really love it. I’ve even written about how much I love it on Prepare For Boarding (did you spot the shameless plug? I think it was pretty subtle). So when Games Workshop announced they were releasing a new version set in the Age of Sigmar universe, […]

XCOM: The Board Game

by Mike Bon August 25, 2016
WDR Silver
With the announcement from FFG that we’d finally be getting an expansion XCOM: Evolution, I was inspired to pluck this one back off the shelf where it’s languished for most of the last year. Having now vigorously revisited this, I’m rather glad I didn’t write this review on my initial close encounter, time has, in […]

Star Wars Rebellion

by Mike Bon July 8, 2016
WDR Silver
Casting a shadow over the gaming table larger than a star destroyer chasing down a Corellian Corvette at full throttle Rebellion’s box is no moon its a well it’s a colossal box. Considering that Star Wars fever is at full froth are its contents strong with the force or have FFG given us a bait […]

Ominoes

by Mike Bon March 17, 2016
WDR Silver
Like Omar Sharif’s entrance in Lawrence of Arabia, Ominoes has slowly materialised on the horizon building a palpable sense of anticipation and fascination as it took as damn well long as it pleased getting here. And then the other day completely unannounced the bloody thing just dropped on my door mat, Whizzer! Ominoes is the […]

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition

by Mike Bon January 20, 2016
WDR Silver
In the recent Christmas episode, one of our guests was the wonderfully cuddly Mark Rivera, designer of this very game, I was shocked nay embarrassed to spot that we hadn’t reviewed the second edition of Luchador! Just how this miscarriage of justice came to be I’m not sure my original has seen countless plays, two […]

Ghostel – Kickstarter Preview

by Mike Bon January 9, 2016
WDR Silver
Did you ever sit and ponder, where did those cheeky ghost chappies from Pac-Man get too? Well, now we know. Tired of being Waka Waka Waka’d by that greedy yellow hockey puck they packed up their sheets and moved to Creepstone Manor to start henchghosting for some Tony Soprano type Don ghost called Spookie. Ghostel […]

Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – No Spoilers

by Mike Bon January 7, 2016
WDR Gold Essential
Lets set aside for a moment the grinding of teeth and ridiculous caterwauling that has emerged since this game topped the BGG rankings as that’s a discussion for another time. Instead, let us ponder as to why it’s justifiably had this adoration lavished upon it and why it’s every bit as good as you might […]

Pints of Blood

by Mike Bon October 21, 2015
Can you see any Zombies out there? Nah. Oh, wait there’s one. Pints of Blood shuffles to join the hoards of zombie board games by attempting something fresh. But is it the recently deceased still pink from the morgue or a fetid walker with an air freshener around its neck? What we have here is […]