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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 […]

The City of Kings

by Mike Bon April 11, 2017
WDR Gold Essential
I had an addiction. I’m Mike and I used to have a level 90 Gnome Warlock in “World of Warcraft” and for three years it infested my every waking hour. And then one sunny afternoon having spent most of a week levelling my fishing skill I had a moment of clarity. What the hell was […]

Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon August 31, 2016
You’re both trapped in a small shack by the beach, a mob outside have sent out a crazed one of their number to draw you out. One of you is already hurt and trying to decode a puzzle while the other’s flailing wildly with a fire axe. Finally, the maniac drops to the floor, dead. […]

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 […]

Betrayal at House on the Hill

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon June 30, 2016
You’re part way through a horror movie with an ensemble of characters exploring a creepy mansion, getting little hints of the greater evil lurking in the shadows. Then, all of a sudden there’s a revelation… the friendly doctor was working with the monster all along. Things go from a crawl to a manic race in […]

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 […]

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

by Mike Bon September 14, 2015
WDR Silver
The Co-op game, its sole purpose apparently to ruin a perfectly good evening and get a group of friends arguing. Despite this impediment, they’ve gone on to become a popular and thriving sector of our hobby. Essential they are all evil piles of cardboard, cards, and cubes intent on making everyone’s life a bloody misery. […]

Robbie Thinks About… Room 25

by Rob Pennon August 6, 2015
For such a simple concept, room 25 is brilliantly done. With only four moves to choose from: peek, move, push and switch it’s all about how much you trust your “friends”. There’s two game modes, co-op and betrayal. Co-Op is great for first-time play, but the betrayal mode is where the real fun is hiding. […]

Room 25

by Mike Bon July 13, 2015
WDR Bronze
This is one that had been on my radar since its release and finally I managed to get a play in at the recent UK Games EXPO courtesy of Geraint one half of Going Half On Games, we assembled a rabble of detritus from the UK’s gaming media folks consisting of Nate & Ben from […]