Blockbuster – Review

Movie trivia can be a hit or miss with certain groups. Heck even as someone who loves film I haven’t seen most ‘classics’. I know of them but even for my favourite films I couldn’t possibly tell you who directed or wrote them. So usually we avoid movie trivia as it inevitably boils down to […]

Outback – Review

We’ve got a bit of a theme this week as we dive into another animal centric boardgame. Blame our resident zoologist. So, after braving life and limb to film our documentaries on the Zambezi river, we’re taking it down a notch and heading to Australia to manage animal reserves in Outback!  If you’ve been reading […]

Zambezi – Review

During our time at UKGE this year, we focused on getting games that where more accessible, more family friendly. One stall really jumped out at us for this: Burley Games. A father and son operation showcasing some attractive games that wouldn’t look out of place in the quaint toy stores of films like Toy Soldiers. […]

Chook and Sosig: Walk the Plank Review (PC)

Chook and Sosig: Walk the Plank is a fun game, centering around the adventurous kitten, Sosig and his best friend, Chook the chicken ghost. The two of them are with their friends: Exley, the demonic sheep and acting Game Master; Hebble, the cheeky fox with a dinosaur obsession; Min, the psychic, swashbuckling bat; and Cow […]

The Artefact – Review

Role-playing can be a powerful tool. It can help us explore difficult emotions like loneliness in a safe environment. But it is important to be safe while exploring these emotions as it possible to go diving into them and struggle to resurface. Especially with solo play. To that end, The Artefact thankfully comes with a […]

Echidna Shuffle – Review

Of all the games at UKGE that we’ve played so far, this one surprised and charmed me the most. Echidna Shuffle by Wattsalpoag and designer Kris Gould is a family game in which you move echidnas through a sort of echidna traffic jam to collect and deliver bugs. It’s simple enough for young children to […]

Don’t Get Got Review – Promoting Paranoia!

Nothing inspires paranoia among friends like a secret missions game and Big Potato have taken it one step further. By cleverly removing the board, Don’t Get Got becomes a secret missions game that can go on for days. Each player draws 6 mission cards that slide into the waterproof wallet. From the moment of drawing […]