Browsing posts in the ‘Board Games’ category

Review: Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was growing up. The idea of a story building up as a result of the choices I made was to exciting and novel...

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Board Game Review: Ticket to Ride New York

It seems like we’re getting a new Ticket to Ride game every month at the moment. Not that this is a bad thing, there’s a good reason why it’s such a popular...

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Review: Who Did It?

We play a lot of games here at TGR. Sometimes we're trading gems to allow us to buy exotic goods, sometimes we're hunting zombies, sometimes we're building strategies over several hours in...

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Review: Lucidity: Six-Sided Nightmares

According to the ever-handy descriptions on BoardGameGeek, Lucidity: Side-Sided Nightmares "takes less than a minute to learn, and 20-30 minutes to play" which sounds pretty great when you've got some last minute...

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Board Game Review: Century: Golem Edition

Century: Spice Road was a game that passed me by, but seemed to have a decent following and was popular enough for more spin off games to appear later down the line....

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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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Board Game Review: Black Orchestra

I think we can all agree that Hitler wasn't the nicest of people. So it comes as no surprise that there are so many video games based in World War 2, whether...

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Board Game Review: Robit Riddle

Those familiar with my board game reviews will know I'm always on the lookout for games I can play with my nearly-6-year-old. He and I have spent many an afternoon playing Ticket...

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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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