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Tribes: Dawn of Humanity

I remember, back in the early 90s, when Sid Meier's Civilisation came out for the PC. This was me falling in love with Civ games! My first sighting of tech trees and civilisation advancements. So, a few years later I still love civ games and I’m happy that’s something that’s translated over to board games well. However, they can also be the sort of game that takes a civilisation to play and comes with so many pieces you feel like you’ve aged an epoch before you’ve even got started!

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!

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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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First play of Underwater Cities from @delicious_games and wow I understand the hype! Loved it and can't wait to play it again now I understand what I'm doing..... maybe!! . . . . #boardgames #tabletop #tabletopgaming #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #eurogames #iplayred
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Lorenzo il Magnifico from @craniocreations_official Love how thinky this game is, so much you want to do and not enough turns to do! . . . . #boardgames #tabletop #tabletopgaming #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #iplayred
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Very close game of Blackout Hong Kong tonight, need to play this more! . . . . #boardgames #tabletop #tabletopgaming #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #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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We might play quite a few games on occassion
London (first edition)
Underwater Cities
Shadows: Amsterdam
Blackout: Hong Kong
Raiders of the North Sea

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