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I Play Red writes about board games, conventions, fun gaming related things.

Last week we visited Spielwarenmesse 2018 (Jan 30th - February 3rd), a vast 5 day Toy and Games Trade Show in Nuremberg, Germany. With many halls to visit our priority was visit... Continue reading →

Like many gamers, I log my plays on Board Game Geek. I only started logging in December 2014 but I thought it would be fun to take a look at my five most played games over the l... Continue reading →

New year, new you and all that malarkey! So, with the new year comes resolutions (that get broken in the first week!), regular gym trips (that may last a month or two!) It’s thi... Continue reading →

So what's coming up early this year...? Continue reading →

So, we all think over the holiday we’ll get a load of gaming done, but I bet a lot of us end up playing Monopoly with the family instead! Continue reading →

We are all prone to the ‘Cult of New’ to some degree - the great new game just come out that everyone is talking about, how quickly can we get it or play it? However, we all hav... Continue reading →

So, as the year comes to a close it’s time to look at some gaming stats! Continue reading →

Up until last week, I'd never heard of a Giving / Gift Tree. But after having a discussion with an American friend I knew exactly what this was when I saw it in Churchill Square... Continue reading →

So, I’m assuming you’re all sick of ‘gifts for gamers’ lists of ‘family games to play over Christmas’. Some people love the chance to have enough time to play some proper ‘meaty... Continue reading →

With more and and more games being released with new designers every year let's have a look at some of our solid favourites. Continue reading →

Kolossal Games are a new small games company that won’t be staying small for long! Expect to be hearing a lot about them in 2018. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Travis an... Continue reading →

We recently received our Duchess from BoardGamesTables.com's Kickstarter, while it was initially scheduled for delivery in February after many months of logistics and plannin... Continue reading →

I’m sure everyone has played some sort of deck builder, we love them here in all their forms! At their heart, all of these are deck builders but most of them have some sort of t... Continue reading →

A few snaps from the weekend at Spiel '17 Continue reading →

So, as per usual, I make a list of what I want to buy and go far and beyond that list! Here are the things that were not on my radar I will be coming home with. Continue reading →

Generally, we are late night party people so 4.30am is a time we quite often see on a Saturday night/Sunday morning. However, an alarm for that time of the morning is unheard of... Continue reading →

So, end of the month is approaching, which for a lot of us means pay day! What do you do when your FLGS has run out of stuff for you to buy? Well, obviously, you hit Kickstarter... Continue reading →

With Essen Spiel coming up, this has got me thinking about the various conventions I have been to over the years. Continue reading →

Since we are leaving for Essen Spiel Essen 2017 in exactly two weeks time, well we will already be on our way, here is my own personal notes on what I'm going to be picking up, ... Continue reading →

Love them or hate them, party games are a great way to get large groups of people playing, regardless of whether they are gamers or not! Here are my top five party games. Continue reading →

Last weekend we did a monster amount of driving that wasn’t game related! *shock horror* So, what did we do? We had a look for local board game cafes to go have a nose round! We... Continue reading →

This weekend we got to have a look at something very special! Frédéric Henry, in association with Monolith Games will soon be kickstarting Batman: The Boardgame and we got a sne... Continue reading →

Recently there was a discussion on The Boardgame Group about the oldest game you owned and why you still kept it. I had a few contenders for this one but it was also an interest... Continue reading →

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