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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:

Petrichor

by Mike Bon April 12, 2017
I was incredibly fortunate to get my mits on a pre-production copy of the spiffy new game Petrichor from the designer hive-mind of David Chircop (Pursuit of Happiness) and David Turczi (Anachrony). Its all about being a cloud and doing cloud stuff like raining and thundering and floating. OK I appreciate that that sounds like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem

by Mike Bon April 9, 2015
WDR Silver
Gale Force Nine have become one of my guilty gaming pleasures, OK let me quantify that statement further. By rights their output should be terrible consisting as it does of TV show licenses an area of our hobby historically beset by cheap buck efforts with slapped on themes. Yet despite this they have consistently managed […]

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 […]