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…

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…

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…

X-COM: The Hardest Board Game I’ve Ever Played

I had heard rumours that X-COM was considered one of the the hardest video games around, though I’d never experienced it first hand.  So, when I had the opportunity to play the board game for the first time, I was prepared for a challenging strategy game that would at the…

Dead of Winter

I am very much into cooperative strategy games at the moment, so I was interested to play Dead of Winter, which combines my love of board games with another love of mine: post-apocalyptic worlds.  In the game, players must work together to source food, weapons and supplies to keep their…

Welcome to the Realm of the Gods: Dice Forge

Congratulations, and welcome to the realm of the gods.  Your courage and intelligence have led you to us.  But this is just the beginning. I was introduced to Dice Forge in the new year, when I risked my life on Devon’s dodgy country buses to attend a more rural board…