Browsing posts in the ‘Reviews’ category

Review: Onrush

Onrush is not a racing game. You are not jostling for position, but position is important. You do not want to be first past the line or goal usually, but sometimes you...

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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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Review: Vampyr

So many vampire jokes. It would be easy to riddle this review with them, but I shall try and rise above it. Just take a breath. One-ah ah ah, two- ah ah...

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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: Yoku’s Island Express

“What’s that you are playing?” I am asked frequently as I work through Yoku’s Island Express’s detailed world. “It looks like you’re a dung beetle.” Correct. Bit of a weird character for...

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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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Review: Gravel

Milestone are a known quantity when it comes to racing games, having focussed mainly on rallying and biking games in recent times. On the whole the games have been very decent, offering...

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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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Review: A Way Out

It's very unusual for a game to be so reliant on co-op that there's absolutely no way of playing it without another person coming along for the ride. While most co-op games...

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Review: Far Cry 5

Another Far Cry, another huge open world to explore, another bunch of crazy people to get rid of. The formula for Far Cry 5 remains much the same as the previous titles...

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Review: TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge

‘Let’s do a motorbike racing game’ they said. ‘Oh it’s tough’ they said, ‘challenging - they’re more difficult than cars plus it’s been done’. ‘How about, rather than use existing real world...

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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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Review: Burnout Paradise Remastered

10 years ago Burnout Paradise was a fantastic game. The speed, the handling, the fun, the addictive "one more race" nature of gaining your license, the online modes that meant you could...

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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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Hardware Review: HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset

With the latest round of consoles providing a more robust online experience than we've had before, the days of dodgy online comms are comfortably behind us, bringing with it a need for...

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