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Blue Orange are quickly becoming one of my favourite publishers. Not only are they producing great games, they have community initiatives and eco-friendly practices. With Planet they have also come up with super innovative game play. This takes civ building to a whole new level! At heart, Planet is a tile laying game, only each player has a twelve-sided magnet board on which they place their tiles, how cool is that?


Who would have thought that the life of a silkworm farmer would be such hard work? With only your trusty Mastiff for company, you must defend your silkworms against rival farmers and the dreaded Ookami who will devour them. You may use your mastiff to try and herd opponents silkworms towards the Ookami to distract her or to herd your silkworms onto more fertile lands after they have grazed the land and rendered it barren.


I can’t be the only one that is glad Uwe Rosenberg has taken a break from the polyominoes games and gone back to what he does best - farming! Though vegetables and tourism in Iceland is a break from traditional farming for sure. Icelands always been on our list of places to visit but now it’s got higher so we can play Reykholt in Reykholt!

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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.

BGG.CON 2018

29 plays of 25 different games over 6 days can only mean one thing! Yup, it’s BGG Con time. Not only do I get to hang out with some of my favourite people that I only see once a year, but I get to sit and play games for days with no interruption from working in any capacity.


Photos of games I play, conventions I attend and places I go and occasionally cats.
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Just as good as I remembered, pleased I grabbed a bargain copy of Kasgar Merchants of the Silk Road! . . . . #tabletop #tabletopgames #tabletopgaming #boardgames #boardgaming #analoggames #iplayred
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Another off the shelf of shame! Ceylon from @ludonovajuegos Loved the dual sided action cards, each time you take an action you are giving all your opponents an opportunity to take another action. Neat mechanism! . . . . #tabletopgaming #tabletop #boardgames #boardgamegirl #boardgamegeek #boardgaming #iplayred
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Currently full of flu and feeling sorry for myself so knocking down the shelf of opportunity and playing Quacks of Quedlinburg. Really enjoyed this one, love a bit of push your luck and it's super pretty! . . . . #boardgames #boardgamegirl #boardgaming #tabletopgaming #tabletop #analoggames #iplayred

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We just got our Kickstarter delivered. It's a monster box and whole lot more. https://www.themeborne.com/escapethedarkcastle/ https://iplayred.co.uk
I Play Red talks about a few things we visited and experienced in 2018

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We might play quite a few games on occassion
Dragonsgate College
Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road
Rise of Tribes

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