Category: boardgame

The Battle of Kursk: Kickstarter from Flying Pig Games [Kickstarter Corner]

Flying Pig Games are responsible for some pretty cool games including ’65 Squad Level Combat (which I’ve got a review coming for very soon) as well as Night of Man which is a card-driven, tactical board game set in a post-alien-invasion-of-Earth universe, what’s not to love?  Flying Pig games do a really good job of making wargames accessible and

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A Few First Impressions [Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775 – 1777]

Supply lines of the American Revolution, published by Hollandspiele, is a game of supply, logistics, and deceit, set during the first three years of the American Revolutionary War. A two player game sees the Patriot Player, controlling the forces and destiny of the rebellious Americans; the Crown Player, seeking to bring the rebels to their senses. Logistics, yes, you

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ROOT: a Game of Woodland Might and Right, a wonderful first impression [Kickstarter Corner]

Let’s face it, there are a lot of great games being produced right now, by a lot of different designers and that’s a wonderful thing, but there aren’t many games that have got me as excited as I am about Root. A beautiful combination of elegant wargame style mechanics and an ingenious theme, Root has ticked

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A Few First Impressions [Iron Curtain: A Cold War Game]

I started off by saying something along the lines of “imagine if Twilight Struggle and 13 Minutes had baby” well yeah a kind of micro baby, imagine that and this is what you’d get. Iron curtain is a quick paced, two player game with very simple mechanics but a lot of strategy involved and it

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[Solitaire Review] Churchill: Big Three Struggle For Peace

Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt in a room together. What’s the worst that could happen?       Churchill: Big Three Struggle for Peace is a game of political conflict, cooperation and competition. The players in the game take on the roles of Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin as they maneuver against each other over the course of different

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Mental Health: Social anxiety and coping with conventions, what I wish you knew

Anxiety comes in many forms, for many reasons and is a very personal thing for anybody dealing with it. It’s something that a lot of people deal with but hardly anybody is talking about. I hope that by talking about these issues, I can contribute to a community where this stuff is normal, accepted, talked

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Mental Health: Depression and boardgames, an unlikely friendship

Mental illness. Something that so many people deal with but something that is so scary to talk about. Statistics say that one in four, that’s right, one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. That’s huge. I try to speak up about the issues that I face but

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A Few First Impressions [Labyrinth: The War On Terror, 2001 – ?]

I really don’t know where to start with this one. My love for GMT and the games they publish is ever-growing and it’s pretty obvious to see why. I’m an enormous fan of card driven games and after one play, Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? seems to be no exception to the rule.  

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