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Bärenpark

by Charlie Etheridge-Nunnon April 17, 2018
Bears! Bears are pretty great. I’ve reviewed Honey Heist and really loved that. Bears can be adorable and deadly in equal measure. In the Who Dares Rolls Podcast 47 I mentioned taking part in the BoardGameGeek UK Maths Trade and getting Bärenpark. My partner heard that I was getting this game and cared about nothing else. […]

Snowdonia

by Mike Bon June 5, 2017
WDR Gold Essential
To celebrate the fifth birthday of the most excellent Snowdonia we present to you our modest review of my beloved games. Please follow and like us:

Cape Horn

by Adam Won December 15, 2016
Adam is all at sea with Cape Horn. Yep he’s been in the bargain bin again.. Everyone knows I love both a bargain. Moreover, I love an obscure game that I can pick up at a bargain price and hopefully get a good bit of play out of. Having been previously rewarded with games like […]

Scythe

by Mike Bon August 9, 2016
WDR Bronze
Scythe was massively hyped even before hitting Kickstarter and unsurprisingly proceeded to smash through its initial funding goal in a matter of hours, going on to be really rather popular. Little has subsequently diminished the frenzy of hyperbole leading up to its release. It’s the cardboard equivalent of a summer blockbuster. Scythe represents Jamey Stegmaier’s […]

A Study In Emerald – 2nd Edition

by Mike Bon March 7, 2016
WDR Silver
What initially drew me to this was not designer Martin Wallace criminally this was my first sampling of his work, but rather its inspiration from the short story by Neil Gaiman. Gaiman’s tale collides the worlds of Doyles Holmes with Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos into the sort of thing to get any self-respecting geek into a […]

Viticulture & Tuscany Expansion

by Ben Hendyon September 4, 2015
WDR Gold Essential
Have you ever dreamt of giving it all up, jacking it all in, saying goodbye to the sweat and the grind and staring a new life? Perhaps you want to open a B&B on the French Riviera? Or maybe, given the recent changes to the law in several US states, you fancy growing your own […]

Alchemists

by Mike Bon April 23, 2015
WDR Bronze
Alchemists was one of the big hits from Essen 2014 with much ballyhoo concerning its reliance on an app to play. I was intrigued, not only by the apps inclusion (it did sound quite cool) but generally from what the game pertained to be, a heady concoction of deduction and worker placement all bottled together […]

Fresco Big Box

by Ben Hendyon September 16, 2014
WDR Silver
The Renaissance, a glorious and romantic period in human history; a time over-flowing with creativity; a period which saw the production of some of the greatest works of art of all time: Michelangelo’s David and the Sistine Chapel, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper and Mona Lisa, Donatello’s Saint John The Baptist and Saint John The […]

Ivor The Engine

by Mike Bon July 21, 2014
WDR Bronze
Sshush KaChuff! Ivor the engine is one of those warm childhood memories that sort of settles there all sweet and gooey like marshmallow’s on hot chocolate. I recall from childhood impatiently waiting for John Cravens newsround to get done with all his grown up news malarkey so I could catch up with the further adventures […]

Terra Mystica

by Mike Bon July 3, 2014
WDR Gold Essential
  Terra Mystica thudded (and I mean that literally, have you lifted this box!) onto the scene late in 2012, it’s a box heaving with wooden components and at first glance once set up sprawled across a table is sufficient to send some gamer’s running to the hills screaming. I first encountered Terra Mystica last […]