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Review: Keyforge

One of the biggest barriers to games like Magic The Gathering (the original collectible card game), is the very nature of the game itself. With you building your own decks from random...

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Tabletop Review: X-Wing 2nd Edition

The snappily titled “X-Wing The Miniatures Game” was launched by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) in 2012, and immediately caught the attention of the tabletop gaming market. A combination of the Star Wars...

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Board Game Review: When in Rome

What if you didn't need a rulebook to play a game? What if you had an AI that was able to teach you how to play, keep track of what needs keeping...

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Review: Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm

I’m a big fan of Upper Deck’s Marvel Legendary co-operative deckbuilder, and am a recent convert to Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars Destiny - a two player competitive dice and card battler....

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Review Roundup: Legendary Noir & Spiderman Homecoming

We recently got our hands on the latest ‘small box’ expansions for the Marvel-based Legendary co-operative card game - Noir, which links in thematically with the Dark City expansion, and Spider-man Homecoming,...

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Review: Legendary X-Men

For my first game of this new Legendary expansion pack, I just dove in without really reading up on anything. I picked the mastermind with the lowest hit points (Mojo) thinking that...

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Review: Game of Thrones – Season 1, Episode 3

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If you've been following our Game of Thrones reviews so far, you'll know that we were gripped by the first and felt slightly let down by the second. Well episode three kicks...

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Review: Game Of Thrones – Season 1, Episode 2

Reviewing an individual episode of a Telltale Games title is a tricky endeavour. No-one is going to buy episode two on its own, and if you played episode one, chances are you...

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Review: Game Of Thrones – Season 1, Episode 1

OK, let's start this review by stating the obvious:- If you are a fan of TellTale Games and Game of Thrones, you already know if this game is for you. In fact...

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Review: Pixel Press Floors

The iPad was originally launched as a 'consumer' device - as in a device for consuming, rather than creating, content. Yet over the past couple of years, more and more...

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Review: OlliOlli

When I see kids skateboarding on the park, practising a simple kickflip and bailing, I have to resist the urge to laugh. I've played Tony Hawk. I've pulled off 1080s, Christ Airs,...

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Review: Tiny Brains

Tiny Brains from Spearhead Games is a cooperative action puzzler for 1 to 4 players that, without wanting to spoil the rest of the review, is full of great ideas but never...

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Indie Gaming Focus: TGR at Insomnia

This weekend, TGR was at the Insomnia Gaming Festival at the Telford International Centre. Insomnia is a three day "Gaming Festival", and this weekend was the fiftieth event, so was quite a...

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Review: Ibb and Obb

Imagine you've pulled apart one of those little plastic antibiotic capsules, but instead of finding penicillin inside, each of those halves sprouts a little pair of legs. That's Ibb and Obb. Two...

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Review: The Cave

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If you are a gamer of, shall we say, "a certain age", then the news that Ron Gilbert has returned to the adventure genre will be music to your ears. Not only...

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Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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On paper, XCOM shouldn't work. A graphical update of an 18 year old game with apparently only minor changes to the mechanics. A gameplay style that hasn't had a proper retail release...

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DC Universe Online Goes… Home?

At this weekend's SOE Live event in Las Vegas, we got come news about the next paid DLC packs for DCUO. What adventures to SOE have lined up for us? Well, do...

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What’s New in DC Universe Online?

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Another in our irregular series of updates on the world of DC Universe Online, this time looking at what's changed since May and what's coming soon. I'll come clean, despite loving this...

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What’s Going On in the World of DC Universe Online?

Following on from our “Countdown to Free2Play” articles last Autumn, what’s going on in the world of DCUO? Well last time we checked in there had been 5 updates, one DLC pack,...

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