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With so many new releases at Spiel 18, Essen it's easy to get distracted by all the new releases, so here are the expansions we are looking forward to that are being released th... Continue reading →

We played Carpe Diem last night, one of Stefan Feld's releases and it got me thinking. At heart, it is a tile laying game, but it has a lot more to offer than something like Car... Continue reading →

Last weekend, we spent around six hours on trains in order to get to Edinburgh. Yes, of course, board games were involved! We were en route to the inaugural Tabletop Scotland in... Continue reading →

Being that our gaming group (aka our neighbours) have moved, we won’t be having quite as many impromptu gaming nights. This means more two player games, but then, two player gam... Continue reading →

So, there is a tonne of great expansions coming out this year - Great Western Trail, Santa Maria and Railroad Revolution to name a few. Lots of expansions just add that helpful ... Continue reading →

Kickstarters a bit like Christmas, isn’t it? Those games you backed months, maybe even years ago, turning up on your doorstep long after you’d forgotten about them! (Or is it ju... Continue reading →

Look what what arrived this morning thanks the not-at-all chirpy DPD delivery driver (other couriers are available). My first unboxing video, and I'm quite excited about this one. Continue reading →

Set phasers to stunning! I appreciate that all art is subjective. And really, does art matter if you have a great game? (Food Chain Magnate, I’m looking at you!) I’m sure most o... Continue reading →

Just a short list of some of the games I want to look at and  companies I will be looking to talk to over the weekend. I'll have a lot more to say about these after the show. Continue reading →

I have written about many games from exhibitors of this year's UK Games Expo in the last year, many games will available to buy or play over the weekend. Obviously these are c... Continue reading →

With 17 days to go until UK Games Expo. Here's the full list of the 352 Exhibitors that will be at the show. Games designers, retailers, well established and indie games compani... Continue reading →

We caught up with Frank from City of Games at AireCon 5, Harrogate UK. We're looking at gameplay for Vadoran Gardens and talking in general about the City of Games universe. htt... Continue reading →

We caught up with Dave Clarke from Sinister Fish Games to playthrough Villagers followed by a quick interview. Villagers is expected to land on Kickstarter in May so hopefully t... Continue reading →

The creators of New York Slice have gone back to the kitchen, beaten that dough to a pulp and fashioned a glorious new dish and I think you're going to savour this edition. New ... Continue reading →

Those of you who didn't attend AireCon 2018, may not know about Polyhedron Collider's two part podcast featuring a whole host of the UK's gaming media reprobates which we also t... Continue reading →

I Play Red has put together our first podcast. We hope you enjoy "...A shoddy and ill-prepared first podcast of ramblings after 3 days away at AireCon 5 - Analog Gaming Conventi... Continue reading →

This month it’s all about conventions, the season is rapidly approaching, with AireCon next weekend and BGG Con tickets going on sale today it’s at the front of my mind! What ar... Continue reading →

Following up on our recent visit to Spielwarenmesse, Nuremberg, we put together a video of some of the shows highlights. There was so much there that this is still just a fracti... Continue reading →

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 →

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