Author Archives: Anna

Broken Lines Preview – Darkest Denmark

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Developer PortaPlay found out about our little website here and sent over the Broken Lines preview build to see what we thought. We’re moving on up! After the harrowing experience of This War of Mine that put some awful decisions on our laps, I was happy to leave crushingly grim games behind. Then I got […]

Table Top 5 of 2019

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It’s the end of the year (almost) and that means its time for a Table Top 5 list! Is it self indulgent? Yes! Is it a good way to find out about games we haven’t covered? Of course! There have been some good and some bad games release this year and in the interests of […]

What Came First Review – Alton Towers or Betty White?

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Like most people, I’ve amassed a brain full of pointless trivia. Obscure film facts, actor names and birth years but never useful stuff. Never mathematical equations or scientific principles. Unfortunately, I’m salty that my brain has taken to hoarding trivia but I will try to keep this review of What Came First, objective. What Is […]

Arcane Blaster Casters Preview – Silly Spell Slinging

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This Arcane Blaster Casters preview is based on a pre-production/review copy of the game so elements may be subject to change by release. Who doesn’t love wizards? The idea of being able to conjure whatever you want, curse people who don’t invite you to things, and cause wanton destruction is just so appealing. And as […]

Lost Galaxy Review – Frantic Evacuations

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Who here still plays Risk? It’s a fun game, until it’s not. I’ve got a really really old copy that I think is from the seventies and it’s impossible to take North America if they’re turtling. Last year I got the chance to review a game called Leaders which was Risk but with an app. […]

Exploring Emotions Through Solo RPGS

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I appreciate that the title sounds a bit essayish but today we’re talking about ancient artefacts and monster sex so, y’know, its not all that dry. Quick note: all the images in this article lead to their respective game’s itch.io page. Some are free so check them out. What are Solo RPGs? For anyone unfamiliar […]

Costa Ruana Review – Problematic Plundering.

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It’s always interesting to see the highs and lows of a designer and while we loved R&R’s Outback, their tribal bluffing game Costa Ruana horribly disappoints. Costa Ruana’s premise is that a bunch of pirates have buried treasure on some small islands nearby. Your village shaman wants you to go steal it. The only problem […]

Museum Boardgame Review – Exhibiting Exotic Errata!

“Come and take a gander at all the wonderful thing’s we’ve managed to blag for Queen and country!” says the museum curator. Or, at least that’s what I was saying to the unseen yet assuredly massive crowds visiting my museum. Not my real museum obviously. My boardgame Museum. Museum is all about turn-of-the-century museumry (verb: […]

The Forgotten City – Review

You awake in a fantasy world with none of your memories. You enlist the help of magical elves to help you restore your memories through the construction of special temples all while fighting off the nightmares that seek to undo you. The main goal in The Forgotten City is to get the most points through […]