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Review: Great Western Trail

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Hoo baby! The profoundly beefy 2016 game of Great Western Trail is finally back in stock the world over. We’ve had ample time to test its systems, prodding its many rules from every conceivable angle, and today want to tell you that it lives up to the hype. And thank goodness for that! When was the last time your evenings contained a dose of cowboy magic? It was too long, wasn’t it?

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Review: Burgle Bros.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Matt: Chucking Pandemic Legacy in the bin proved to be an uncomfortable day for my board game collection, causing a cardboard-flavoured existential wobble. As much as I love – had loved – Pandemic, experiencing the full-fat campaign spin-off had left me wondering if I’d ever bring myself to go back to the standard co-op game that had been such a household staple. I’ve spent a while...

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Review: Mythos Tales

Monday, April 10th, 2017

It looks like Watson & Holmes isn’t the only game that wants to offer something different from Consulting Detective! Introducing Mythos Tales, a game of solving occult mysteries where if you’re not careful, you might become a victim yourself. Will Paul Dean crack the case of whether Mythos Tales is a worthy consumer product, or will this be his final review? We wish him luck.

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Review: Flamme Rouge

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Who among us can claim that they didn’t once dream of growing up to be a master of bicycles? Those debonair doctors of velocity. The zeal on wheels. I have good news, friends. It turns out that in the game of Flamme Rouge (French for “Red Flam”) you can become a cycleman for no less than 30 to 45 minutes at a time. Clearly we had to give it the full review treatment, and you know...

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Review: Watson & Holmes

Friday, March 10th, 2017

A mere thirty-six years after the release of the amazing Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, the board game industry has leapt into action! This month sees the release of the West End Adventures standalone expansion, and… we’re not reviewing it. That’s because this month we’re also getting a new English-language edition of Watson & Holmes, and that’s EVEN MORE...

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Review: Honshu

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Quinns: Alright. You see Honshu, pictured above? You’re looking at one of the most desirable boxes on the planet. The best thing to come out of Finland since karjalanpiirakat, Honshu made a name for itself during the American convention circuit last year. Contained in its small, peach-tone box are some cards and cubes, and contained within them is a simple card game, and contained within that are...

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Review: A Feast for Odin

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

This week, Paul’s gone all viking on us, getting so, so enthusiastic about A Feast for Odin with this very in-depth review of a truly enormous game. Then again, wouldn’t you be at least a little bit excited? This is one of the biggest boxes we’ve seen in some time and, with hundreds of cardboard components, scores of wooden pieces and even a moose as a first player token, we...

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Review: Troyes

Friday, January 13th, 2017

To usher in 2017 as a year of good fortune, we’re trying all sorts of superstitions. Paul wrote “FLUXX” on a bit of wood and threw it in a river, while Matt and Quinns have chosen a classic for their first review. Troyes is a beloved 2010 game that’s enjoying a well-deserved restocking this month. But last year we were spoiled for choice when it came to lightweight...

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Review: Vinhos Deluxe Edition

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Quinns: Alright ladies and gents. Today we’re tackling a box of unparallelled size and charisma. The publishers tell me that there are less than 3500 copies of Vinhos Deluxe Edition (the Kickstarted re-imaging of 2010 wine-making classic Vinhos) left, and I want to make sure that you guys have the chance to buy one. It takes a lot to excite me these days, but Vinhos Deluxe Edition managed it.

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Review: Alchemists

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Quinns: Paul, I did a crime. Paul: Quinns, it’s okay. You can confess and be absolved. Our world is one that still has room for forgiveness. Come and tell- Quinns: I might have accidentally fed my student a pint of poison. Paul: Ah. It’s all right. You’re not the first person- Quinns: Also I misled an adventurer and sold them a flask of soup instead of a healing potion, then I published an...

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