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Walkthroughs

I Play Red writes board game walkthroughs for upcoming releases, kickstarter projects and classic games.
Players
2 - 4
Time
20 - 40 mins
Publisher
The City of Games

Walk the Path of Enlightenment that runs through the Vadoran Gardens whilst taking time to water the flowers, feed the animals and clean the ancient relics. Vadoran Gardens is a... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
10 - 20 mins
Publisher
B&B Games Studio

I don’t dislike social deduction games, after all, we love Shadow Hunters I dislike the need for huge numbers of players, apps and all the organisation that goes with it. Nois... Continue reading →

Players
3 - 6
Time
45 - 90 mins
Publisher
(Self-Published)

I was lucky enough to meet up with a group of Indonesian board game designers who were in London as part of the London Book Fair. We played some games at Draughts, Waterloo, pla... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
45 - 60 mins
Publisher
Sunrise Tornado Game Studio

We love deckbuilders! Quick, simple and fun, they make a great school-night game. Promenade is one of the most interesting we’ve played and definitely the most beautiful! Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
60 mins
Publisher
Game Salute

The last Kings Forge met with an unfortunate accident involving his head and an axe so it seems the position is currently available. Local peasants are encouraged to apply for t... Continue reading →

Players
1 - 5
Time
20 - 60 mins
Publisher
Deep Aqua Games

We love our tea here! I’m talking proper tea, not that weird stuff they all drink when I go to Dallas! I’m a sold English Breakfast Girl myself, but Rob is known to be partial t... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
30 - 45 mins
Publisher
Ankama

Ever wanted to run your own theme park? It’d be fun, right? Your guests would have a blast, but it’s going to take a lot of work from you. Don’t forget the weather will mess thi... Continue reading →

Players
2
Time
30 - 45 mins
Publisher
Pandasaurus Games

Duelosaur Island is the two player, quicker and easier (in some ways!) version of Dinosaur Island. If you haven’t heard of Dinosaur Island, imagine if Jurassic Park and Agricola... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
15 mins
Publisher
Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag

It’s a well-known fact that dice hate me. I don’t hate them, honest (well, maybe that D4 I trod on once, but that doesn’t count surely?) However, occasionally I like to chuck so... Continue reading →

Players
1 - 5
Time
30 - 60 mins
Publisher
Forbidden Games

In Railroad Rivals you will be building your stock portfolio of the twelve railroads that stretched across America during the 19th Century whilst connecting cities and making de... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 5
Time
30 - 60 mins
Publisher
Game Brewer

These days, it’s not often that a game surprises me but Festo! is one that certainly did. I was initially drawn in by its super bright colours and expected a cutesy, family frie... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
30 - 45 mins
Publisher
Blue Orange (EU)

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 Plan... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
45 mins
Publisher
Devir Games

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 farmer... Continue reading →

Players
1 - 4
Time
30 - 60 mins
Publisher
Frosted Games

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 ... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 5
Time
60 - 90 mins
Publisher
Forbidden Games

Fact: I get told off for getting games purely because they have cats in them! If a game has a cat on the cover or in the game, I end up with it! A lot of the time these games ar... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
30 - 45 mins
Publisher
ADC Blackfire Entertainment

I love Reiner Knizia and I love Blue Orange so when I saw a prototype of this game back in February, I was super excited. I have been waiting (im)patiently to see the finished... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
30 - 60 mins
Publisher
Ninja Division

There’s an influx of Warhammer licensed games on the market at the moment with mixed reviews. As an ex 40K player I thought it was about time to have a look so grabbed a copy of... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
30 - 45 mins
Publisher
Next Move Games

I want to start by saying this game is not Azul, it is not Sagrada. It shares a mechanic with Azul and a theme with Sagrada but is unlike either! Next Move Games have again prod... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
30 - 60 mins
Publisher
Renegade Game Studios

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game is based on a graphic novel by Katie O’Neill and I will start by saying I had never heard or seen it before. However, dragons are one of my favo... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 6
Time
30 - 120 mins
Publisher
Twisted Bit Games

Across a crowded room, I saw you. Your bright colours, yet slightly sinister, artwork drew me in and I knew I had to look. Motora is simply put, beautiful. So, then we sat and p... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
40 - 50 mins
Publisher
YAY Games

If you've met Andrew at any gaming conventions, you will know this his unlimited enthusiasm and excitement is infectious and Yay Games is suitably named! He also has a rather si... Continue reading →

Players
1 - 5
Time
60 mins
Publisher
Devir

I hope you are all sitting down, as I am going to be talking about a co-operative game *gasp* OK, well it’s a semi co-op so don’t know if it really counts!Based on the Jules Ver... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 6
Time
60 mins
Publisher
North Star Games

Anyone who knows me will know I’m perfectly happy to play soulless, dry cube pushing games and I’d much rather have great gameplay over theme every time. However, when great gam... Continue reading →

Players
2 - 4
Time
20 - 40 mins
Publisher
Hans im Glück

Oh, to rule for the day! In Majesty: for the Realm you can do just that. All players are competing for the crown, in order to win it they must establish the most successful king... Continue reading →

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