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Review: Millennium Blades

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Thrower: The table is a wreck of cards, tokens and wads of cash. One player has collapsed on the sofa, eyes closed, exhausted. Another feverishly sorts their deck, cards held close to face, unable to understand what went wrong. Someone else has walked out, professing a desire for space and calm. I’m wondering where the last two hours went and how I didn’t notice we now have an audience...

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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: Cry Havoc

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Quinns: Oh my god. Where do we start? Maybe just gaze into the above image. Try and take it all in. Crystals! Robots! Colours! Cards! Three dozen unique kinds of token, each with a different shape, as if they were all so scared of this primary-coloured scrum that they started to collapse in on themselves. This is Cry Havoc, one of 2016’s most striking and well-received war games, and if you take...

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Review: Quartermaster General: 1914

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Quinns: It can be lonely reviewing games by yourself. Matt and Paul might be at the Game Developer’s Conference, but I have a solution! Matt’s head made from papier-mâché: that’s because you’re great quinns Quinns: Ha ha, you flatter me! Let’s get down to business, Matt. Matt’s head made from papier-mâché: i love business Quinns: Today we’re reviewing Quartermaster General 1914...

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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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Review: Mechs vs. Minions

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Disclaimer: Quinns, of this site, was a paid consultant on this game. Originally we weren’t planning to cover it, but ultimately decided to send it to Pip for an impartial review. Pip: Summary for the super spoiler-conscious: League of Legends – a videogame with a frankly enormous player base – has made a first foray into board gaming with Mechs vs Minions. Mechs vs Minions is REALLY good!

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Review: Seafall

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Joy of joys! The latest SU&SD review has arrived at port, having completed its grand tour of Seafall. Ah, see how it’s sitting low in the water? It must be carrying a tremendous cargo of opinions and insight. That, or it’s leaking. If you haven’t heard the hype around this game, all you need to know is that it’s designer Rob Daviau’s third legacy game following on...

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SU&SD Play… Infinity!

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

We delight in throwing curveballs, so here’s a video you’d never have expected. A fat Let’s Play of fantastic miniatures game Infinity, with scenery provided by the excellent people at Battle Systems! The truth is that ever since our spirited review of this game last year, Matt and Quinns have been collecting Infinity together with a few of their friends, and anything...

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Review: Orléans

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

[Team SU&SD grows ever-stronger! Please give a warm welcome to game writer Jon Bolding, who comes bearing gifs. Enjoy, everybody.] Bolds: Welcome! Welcome to Medieval France’s fabulous Loire valley, and its jewel, its shining, brocaded, wine-and-cheese-filled capital city of Orléans. Orléans has a lot in common with those ever-popular “deck-building” games, in that you’re still accruing little...

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