Facebook Tracking Pixel
I Play Red logo

Board Game Blogger, Reviewer, Playtester, Demonstrator, Con Junkie

104628339 1058296737906484 207655956101902644 n.jpg? nc ht=scontent.cdninstagram

Walkthroughs

Board game walkthroughs for upcoming releases, kickstarter projects and classic games.
Parallax kashgar player scoring

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.

Blog Posts

Posts about board games, conventions, fun gaming related things.
Parallax i play

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

Instagram

Photos of games I play, conventions I attend and places I go and occasionally cats.
96362825 553327432036340 4170062073619875159 n.jpg? nc ht=scontent.cdninstagram
104628339 1058296737906484 207655956101902644 n.jpg? nc ht=scontent.cdninstagram
Finally got Shakespeare off the shelf of shame! Not sure Rob enjoyed it as much as me and our choices were quite limited playing only 2 players . . . . #boardgamegeek #tabletopgames #tabletop #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgaming #iplayred
105022250 754776411939219 1874653199096778191 n.jpg? nc ht=scontent.cdninstagram
Finally got to play Azul: Summer Pavillion from @next_move_games Not sure how I really feel about it just yet. Think I preferred the streamlined scoring in Stained Glass of Sintra. . . . . #tabletop #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #eurogames #boardgamegeek #boardgames #iplayred
104811190 1019057005156350 116804758321924481 n.jpg? nc ht=scontent.cdninstagram
Weve been playing a lot of Russian Railroads online at @boardgamearena while it's only been the 2 of us, but we did have to pull out the real thing to use these awesome upgraded pieces from @bgexpansions . . . . #tabletop #boardgaming #boardgamegirl #tabletopgames #eurogames #boardgamegeek #boardgames #iplayred

I Play Red on Instagram

Videos

Video content about board games, conventions and fun gaming related things
0
Annapurna launches on kickstarter today! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1032918643/annapurna-the-board-game/ -- 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. Please consider supporting I Play Red on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/iplayred 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 Patreon / https://www.patreon.com/iplayred YouTube / https://www.youtube.com/IPlayRed Thank you, Kat #IPlayRed #Boardgame #TabletopGaming #BoardgameGirl
Want to visualise quite how many games are being sold, previewed and promoted in as many languages and flavours as you can eat? Well...

I Play Red on YouTube

Plays

We might play quite a few games on occassion
Terraforming Mars
Terraforming Mars
Alien Artifacts
Bonfire
Rajas of the Ganges

Board Game Cafe Map

Directory of Board Game Cafes all over the world. Are you visiting a city and want to get your gaming fix?
Board Game Cafe Map

...Board Game Blogger, Reviewer, Playtester, Demonstrator, Con Junkie...

104628339 1058296737906484 207655956101902644 n.jpg? nc ht=scontent.cdninstagram