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I was lucky enough to meet up with a group of Indonesian board game designers who were in London as part of the London Book Fair. We played some games at Draughts, Waterloo, played some games, talked about the industry in our respective countries and I got some great games to take home, play and talk about! The first of these is Stockastic! As the name suggests, Stockastic is all about stock trading. Build your portfolio to be the wealthiest stock trader by the end of the game.


We love deckbuilders! Quick, simple and fun, they make a great school-night game. Promenade is one of the most interesting we’ve played and definitely the most beautiful!

King's Forge

The last Kings Forge met with an unfortunate accident involving his head and an axe so it seems the position is currently available. Local peasants are encouraged to apply for the role by crafting four items from the Kings wish list. The first to do so gets the job (and hopefully some sort of metal neck protector!) Kings Forge is a 2-4 player pool building, dice rolling, drafting game.

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AireCon 5

So, last Thursday we set off with a car loaded with games ready to start our 275-mile drive to Harrogate for AireCon. This was our third year and it is, by far, my favourite of the UK gaming conventions so well worth the gruelling drive there! Three hours after leaving and we were still stuck on the road to hell aka the M25, this wasn’t ever going to be a quick journey but some days are worse than others and this was going to be one of them.

Board Game Advent Calender

This year I have failed to buy an Advent Calender and then realised we have one sat in our front room. 25 cubes, ok it will be 24 days until Christmas Day. But we can get a game on the big day too. What is the fun of an advent calender? Well, of course it's spending forever trying to find the right door number whilst trying desperately to contain our desire for chocolate that is ok at best.

Spiel 2018, Essen - What colour do you play?

This was our sixth year at Essen, and I see so many regular faces be they designers, publishers, fellow content creators and friends alike year on year that this was a perfect opportunity for a fun project. I hope you enjoy it.


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Tonight we had a whimsical story about the faux past of stealing an over stuffed walrus! Check out @oldhellfire currently on Kickstarter! . . . . #tabletopgaming #tabletopgames #tabletopgame #boardgames #boardgaming #analoggaminggrrrl #boardgamegirl #cardgames #kickstarter #iplayred
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Some of the games we played at @uncontabletopconvention on Saturday! London markets from @real_queengames , raccoon tycoon from @forbiddengms , quacks of Quedlinburg from @northstargames and Coimbra from @eggertspiele All great stuff! . . . . #tabletopgaming #tabletopgames #tabletopgame #boardgames #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #iplayred
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Got 2 new games over the weekend and have actually played both of them already! Newton from @craniocreations_official at the top and Altiplano from dlp games bottom. . . . . . #tabletopgaming #tabletopgames #tabletopgame #boardgames #boardgaming #analoggaminggrrrl #boardgamegirl #iplayred

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Stimulus Games have launched Movie Empire on Kickstarter today and we produced a short (preview and learn to play) film in celebration. They have already at 25% so if you like the look of it I recommend checking out their campaign. "...A medium-weight movie production strategy board game for 2-4 players. "I love the smell of worker placement in the morning"...." https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stimulus-games/movie-empire?utm_source=iplayred https://iplayred.co.uk
We had the opportunity to visit Dice Portsmouth, UK at the end of last year for an afternoon of gaming with our friends from Games Quest. It's definitely in our top 3 Board Game Cafes that we've visited. Dice Portsmouth - http://diceportsmouth.com/ Board Game Cafe Map - https://iplayred.co.uk/cafes

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