Fuse

I work in office. It’s not a particularly stressful job but even so, when I get home I like to relax and put the worries of a long day far behind me. This is why I do not like Fuse. Now don’t get me wrong, Fuse is an excellent and engaging game; and I am... Continue Reading →

Escape the Nightmare

The room is silent; there are four of us seated around the dining room table, we glance anxiously at each other; each clutching five similarly backed cards. There is an awkward pause; we are all waiting for someone else to speak. “Are you ready?” I ask, breaking the silence, uncertainty rich in my voice.  The... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who Exterminate!

My teenage years were troubled. Each week I would scrape together as much money as I could possibly find, so that by the weekend I could make my way to the seedier part of the town where I would meet Jon. Jon was older than me. Jon was cool. Jon had long hair. Jon could... Continue Reading →

Above and Below

Above and Below is a charming combination of storytelling and town building game that has players splitting their time between building a village above ground and sending the more daring/foolhardy villagers into the caves below ground with the promise of riches and adventure. The game is split into 7 turns and takes roughly 90 minutes... Continue Reading →

Temp Worker Assassin

“It’s the taking part that counts.” Now, I’m fairly sure that my Gran wasn’t taking about board games when she told me that, but I’ve always believed that the mark of a good board game was one that was as much fun for the people who lost as it was for those that win; playing... Continue Reading →

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