Tag Archive: Board Game

Apr 23

Review: Frankenstein’s Bodies

This game was a complete curveball that caught me off guard at the first time I had ever attended Conpulsion (which is this Saturday, don’t you know!). A random invite from two warm and friendly strangers with random body parts scattered around the table, which made me wonder if I was about to be used …

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Aug 01

Review: Augustus

Rome had an Emperor, and his name was Augustus.  The game is apparently something to do with this: Rome’s brand new Emperor wants his representatives (the players) to do… something.  It involves mobilising Legions onto cards that represent objectives – either Senators of Rome, or colour-coded Provinces of the Empire.  ‘Mobilisation tokens’ of various rarities …

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Jul 11

Review: King of Tokyo

“RAWR! RAAAWR!” pew-pew-pew *booooom* “ARG! GRRRRR!” *smaaaash* “Oook-ook, aaa-aaa-aaaAAAA!!!”

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Jul 01

Review: Glen More

There are few countries in the world like Scotland.  It’s said the Scots measure annual rainfall in pints; deep fried food and bagpipers can be found on every street corner; and ye cannae ken a wud whit they say. But there’s another image of Scotland: of deep lochs and great glens; castles on every hill; …

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Jun 24

Review: Love Letter

There’s a train of thought that has 2013 becoming the year of the ‘microgame’.  What’s a microgame you ask?  Simply put, it’s a term that’s starting to gain traction and credence on boardgame podcasts and forums: it marks a game as being (in a number of ways) very minimalist, but quite deep.  To put it …

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