Browsing posts in the ‘Board Games’ category

Review: Cobra Paw

Sometimes, when picking a game, you want something quick. Something that doesn't have 20 pages of rules to recap on, something you can play with anyone without having to water down the...

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Board Game Review: Fallout

There are a lot of things that make Fallout such a brilliant video game series. There's the exploration, wandering around trying to map out your surrounding area while avoiding the various bad...

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Review: Cortex Challenge 2

Some time ago we reviewed Cortex, a quick and simple game whereby you try to figure out the solutions to some challenges that are set out on cards that get turned over...

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Board Game Review: Bananagrams

This game is loads of letter tiles in a banana-shaped pouch. That's it. How much fun could that possibly be? Well let me tell you, get a small group of word game...

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Kickstarter Review: Exploriana

Exploriana is a new game developed by the owners of Bristol gaming cafe Chance & Counters, bringing the ideas of pushing your luck and set collecting together to form a family-friendly, easy...

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Board Game Review: Carcosa

It's incredibly easy to pass Carcosa off as just another Carcassonne clone. You lay tiles in such a way that the various features match up on the edges, placing meeples along the...

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Board Game Review: The Captain is Dead

Let me set the scene: you're on a space ship, and as you might have guessed from the title of the game, the Captain is dead. If that's not bad enough, the...

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Board Game Review: Sagrada

One thing I really love about board games is the dice. Different colours, sizes, patterns, materials, they can turn an ordinary game into something far less ordinary, or in games like Sagrada...

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Review: Breaking Bad: The Board Game

Breaking Bad is huge. The success that's come about from the many series of the hit streamed show has spawned multiple different products, and it was probably only a matter of time...

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Board Game Review: Stuffed Fables

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If there a type of board game that I love more than any other it's one that I can play with my 5 year old without having to tweak the rules. Usually...

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Board Game Review: Escape the Dark Castle

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There's a lot to be said for atmosphere in games. Sometimes it can turn a good game into a great game, making a fun evening into one where you're engrossed and don't...

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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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Board Game Review: Quest for the Antidote

I've been poisoned. Bugger. Luckily, help is at hand. A nearby apothecary can make an antidote just as long as I can find all of the ingredients and get them back to...

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Board Game Review: Star Saga

Being a bit inexperienced with the dungeon crawling scene I wasn't too sure what to expect from Star Saga. Sure, it had some nice minis that made me wish I was good...

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Review: Unlock! Mystery Adventures

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A few months ago we reviewed Unlock! - a card-based escape room game which contained three very cool one-time-only games of puzzle solving and deduction. The idea behind it was brilliant, using...

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Board Game Review: Civilization: A New Dawn

If there's one thing we love to play here at TGR, it's board games that have a crossover into the world of video games. Indeed, it was the Portal board game way...

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Board Game Review: Charterstone

Before playing Charterstone I hadn't played a legacy game before; that is, a game which evolves and has you permanently changing parts of the game by destroying certain elements, sticking things onto...

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Review: T.I.M.E. Stories: Estrella Drive

The scenarios for TIME Stories are starting to pile up a bit now, and as one of our favourite games from the past couple of years we're always excited to get our...

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Board Game Review: Azul

If you’ve ever tiled a bathroom or kitchen, you’ll probably appreciate that it’s not really the most fun activity you could carry out, so when Azul arrived with its basic premise of...

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