The Games Room

“If you’re not prepared to lose every friend you have over a board game, you’re not playing hard enough.”
– Unknown

Sharing board game and video game reviews and recommendations.

Board Game Picks of 2019

2019 proved to be the busiest board gaming year of my life.  I made a number of new board game friends, and because of this had my tabletop horizons expanded.  Since I have played so many great titles this year, I thought it would be fun to create an awards…

Gloomhaven

This post has been a long time coming; I’ve been waiting months to talk properly about Gloomhaven!  Despite being hooked after just one scenario, I really wanted to give the game some time to show me everything it had to offer.  So, after more than 25 hours of gameplay, I…

Board Games Night with giffgaff*

Last night I hosted a board game night for some family and friends that I don’t get to see all that often.  Adult schedules and the inconvenience of distance means staying in touch isn’t as easy as it used to be when we were young, so I was really interested…

Roll for the Galaxy

Recently we visited Twist for the first time – Plymouth’s first board game cafe.  We signed up as members earlier in the year to support the opening of the cafe, and were thrilled to finally collect our membership cards and try out the space.  It is the third board game…

Summer Gaming

I  have tried a lot of new games over the past few months, and made so many great memories.  Now life feels more settled, I am really enjoying putting my hours into one of my favourite hobbies.  I wanted to share those gaming experiences that really stood out from the…

Keep Fallout 76 Weird

Keep Fallout 76 weird. – Ronaldo Fryman, probably I suppose you could say that through the criticism that poor Fallout 76 has received – all those low ratings and cries of despair at the lack of NPCs – I managed to find a whole lot to love about the game. …

Cryptid: A Game of Deduction

I played Cryptid for the first time last week, a competitive game of deduction where players are cryptozoologists trying to find the location of a rare creature in North America.  Each player starts off with just one unique clue, which they keep secret throughout the game.  Taking it in turns…