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Board game walkthroughs for upcoming releases, kickstarter projects and classic games.
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Kashgar

So, Kashgar is one of those things we all hate - a card game in a big box! But believe, me this deserves a big box (plus, there are quite a lot of cards!) This is one of those games I played then ran away to find my own copy of. In theory, it’s simple, you only ever have a choice of three actions, but that can be a really tough decision at times - don’t let this ‘card game’ fool you!

Horrified

‘OK, this is strange!’, I hear you cry, ‘Kat is talking about a co-operative game.’ Well, let me assure you lovely people I haven’t been body-snatched or anything sinister, it does happen occasionally. There are a few great games that are co-ops (and I mean just a few!!) but this one caught my eye because of….. Theme (let me assure you again this is not an alien in Kat form) Universal Studio Monsters, there, I said it, that’s the only reason I HAD to track down this game!

Traintopia

We love a good train game here and Traintopia certainly fits that category! Train games can vary wildly in complexity but Traintopia is a great family game that has us puzzling over our moves at times. Build routes for tourists, commuters and goods, building up your routes to become the best rail network.

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Posts about board games, conventions, fun gaming related things.
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Hi, I'm Kat and I Play Red

Remember when we used to go to shows and conventions? Since most of my work is shows / conventions this year has hit hard and with Spiel this week this is a time to try and bring forth something positive. A few years ago I put together a video of designers and gaming industry regulars that I met around the convention and asked them to record a simple message "Introduce yourself and tell us what colour you play"

It takes two

We all know that games are not the work of one person, it takes a team of play-testers, developers, marketers and artists to get a game on a shelf. However, usually all we really see is the one name on the box. Today we look at some of the best partnerships out there.

What did you play last year?

So, last year I played just over 200 games total. (BGG says just under 200 but I know I forget to log sometimes!) At least 82 of them were ‘new to me’ games, either games from our shelf of opportunity or new releases. I don’t want to do a ‘top ten of 2019’ or even of the decade as I haven’t played ALL the games and know there will be stuff I’m missing out that deserve to be on there

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Had a friend to stay last weekend so got some great games in, including Origins: First Builders from @boardanddice. We seem to have about a dozen games on constant rotation here at the moment and this is one of them! . . . . #BoardGaming #GameNight #TableTopGames #BoardGameGeek #TableTopGaming #EuroGames #IPlayRed
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Love it when a kickstarter turns up unexpectedly! While Paladins is our favourite of the trilogy, Architects still gets a lot of play with larger groups so excited to sink our teeth into this and see what it adds! . . . . #TableTopGames #GameNight #BoardGameGeek #EuroGames #BoardGaming #TableTopGaming #IPlayRed
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Ooooooh! Recieved a late birthday gift this weekend - it was on my wishlist but can't remember why Must mean I have only heard good things about it! Stuff to do tonight but hope to get it played this week . . . . . #BoardGames #GameNight #TableTopGames #BoardGameGeek #TableTopGaming #EuroGames #IPlayRed

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What do you get the gamer that has it all? Well..... this is what I got for my birthday! 01:12 Hako Onna 02:41 Metro X 03:39 The Red Cathedral 04:42 Coffee Roaster 05:51 Euro Crisis 07:40 Anno 1800 Hi, I'm Kat and I Play Red. Thank you for watching this video. To help support the channel and keep us creating content please Like, Subscribe, Hit the bell and share with a friend who would find it useful. I try to publish new video content every Thursday (but if you Subscribe you won't miss it) You can also find I Play Red at ... Website / https://iplayred.co.uk Twitter / https://twitter.com/IPlayRedGaming Instagram / https://www.instagram.com/IPlayRed Facebook / https://www.facebook.com/IPlayRedGaming YouTube / https://www.youtube.com/IPlayRed Thank you, Kat
Hooray (or maybe boo!) I've finally got some voice back after four weeks of just a hoarse whisper, so today we unboxed the behemoth that is Perseverance from MindClash Games! Hi, I'm Kat and I Play Red. Thank you for watching this video. To help support the channel and keep us creating content please Like, Subscribe, Hit the bell and share with a friend who would find it useful. I try to publish new video content every Thursday (but if you Subscribe you won't miss it) You can also find I Play Red at ... Website / https://iplayred.co.uk Twitter / https://twitter.com/IPlayRedGaming Instagram / https://www.instagram.com/IPlayRed Facebook / https://www.facebook.com/IPlayRedGaming YouTube / https://www.youtube.com/IPlayRed Thank you, Kat #IPlayRed #Boardgame #TabletopGaming #BoardgameGirl

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Ark Nova
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Origins: First Builders
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