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Board game walkthroughs for upcoming releases, kickstarter projects and classic games.
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Pauper's Ladder

We are very lucky to have a wealth of very talented people in Brighton including musicians, artists and, of course, game designers! Funnily enough, I fall into none of those categories, though the very talented Paul Stapleton fits into all three! (If you are so inclined, check out his punk-folk band Pog) He is well known in these parts for his previous two games, BN1 and ZomBN1.

Fairy Season

We love a good trick taker, even if Rob denies having ever played one every time we sit down to play one! As with most trick-taking games, Fairy Season could be played with a standard deck of cards but then you’d be missing out on the gorgeous artwork and engaging theme.


Dinosaurs are big at the moment, I mean, not as big as they were when they were roaming the Earth, but you get my gist, right? In Draftosaurus you will get to draft dinosaurs rather than cards in an attempt to build the best Dinosaur Park out there, scoring points depending on which dinosaurs you place where in your park!

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Posts about board games, conventions, fun gaming related things.
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GenCon, Indianapolis 2019

I started visiting conventions in the mid-90s. As a high-level Magic player, most of the larger Magic events were run at gaming conventions. So I went to Cork for WarpCon (it’s still going and I plan to re-visit at some point!) and Loughborough for Gen Con UK.As I got into board gaming, I loved the feel and vibe of conventions - a chance to try out new games, meet new people and hopefully pick up some bargains while I’m there! I’ve been to UK Games Expo eight times (of their thirteen sh

Why I hate co-op games but love Pandemic Legacy

I hate co-op games. Oh, let’s all ‘work together’, 'there is no I in team', 'it doesn't matter so long as we all win'. NO. I want to bathe in the blood of my enemies, I want to win! I don't want to share victory, I want to compete and be challenged and prove that my strategy was better than everyone elses. Oh, and I especially hate Pandemic! Yet, I played nine games of Pandemic Legacy yesterday. If that comes as a surprise to you, imagine my shock that I ever thought I’d say that. So, this got

GenCon 2019, Indianapolis - Essential Releases

Back in 1996-1998 I was a big MtG player and was introduced to many gaming conventions including GenCon UK / Europe by way of Pro Tour qualifiers. I fully blame GenCon for getting me into board gaming in the first place. While visiting gaming for those qualifiers I was introduced to a little game called Settlers of Catan and that's where it all started. All these years later I am going to the mother-Con for the first time. I will be working, however, there is plenty I'm planning


Photos of games I play, conventions I attend and places I go and occasionally cats.
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Super exciting delivery! Love both these designers so can't wait to get these to the table! Thank you @kosmosgamesuk . . . . #boardgames #tabletop #tabletopgaming #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #iplayred
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More Underwater Cities from @delicious_games tonight with Brian looking after our awesome geek up pieces from @boardgamegeek . . . . #boardgames #tabletop #tabletopgaming #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #eurogames #iplayred
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I only back big games on kickstarter to keep my cats in boxes, honest! . . . . #boardgames #tabletop #tabletopgaming #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #eurogames #catsofinstagram #catsinboardgameboxes #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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