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Vadoran Gardens

Walk the Path of Enlightenment that runs through the Vadoran Gardens whilst taking time to water the flowers, feed the animals and clean the ancient relics. Vadoran Gardens is a tile (card) laying city building game that is set in the same world as City of Kings. In some ways, these games couldn’t be further apart as City of Kings is a sprawling, co-operative, role-playing game whereas Vadoran Gardens is a small, competitive card game.

Noises At Night

I don’t dislike social deduction games, after all, we love Shadow Hunters I dislike the need for huge numbers of players, apps and all the organisation that goes with it. Noises at Night is a super fun social deduction game that plays with between 2 and 4 players in just 20 minutes. It even plays great at just two players!


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.

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HeavyCon V

Wednesday 22nd May, I got up at an unholy hour to make my way to the airport. I was off to HeavyCon V, this time it was in the more convenient (for me!) location of Boston which meant a seven-hour flight rather than the thirteen hour one I had endured for HeavyCon III!

UK Games Expo 2019 - What to Checkout

It's almost that time again. There's lots to see at the Expo this year and plenty that I'm excited to try out. I'll be working for the setup and first day of the event but I'm hoping to check out the following and more over the two busier days of the event. Let me know what you're looking forward to. Twice as Clever (Stronghold Games - 2-436)

Raccoon Tycoon - Fat Cat Expansion

We love the base Raccoon Tycoon, Forbidden Games are the company to watch at the moment. Launching on Kickstarter on the 14th May 2019, The Fat Cat Expansion will be taking it up to six players.


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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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Twice As Clever
Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road
Great Western Trail
Cerebria: The Inside World

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