Partners Review – Divorce Is Always On The Cards

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Here I sit with humble pie, a glad but grumpy reviewer. When I was given Partners to review at last years UK Games Expo, I was reluctant to accept. I wrote it off as another attempt at recreating Frustration or Ludo. The main difference is that it’s team based and uses cards instead of dice. […]

ZineQuest 2 News – Anna’s Highlights

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ZineQuest 2 games are dropping next month and if you don’t know what that means, you’re in luck because it’s time for a history lesson! What? No… Too late! What In Sam Heck Is A Zine? A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts […]

Kittin and Tinderblox Kickstarter Previews – Tiny Tins

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Just recently I heard about the concept of mint-tin games. Games that, in essence, are designed to fit within a mint-tin. Which, as curator of the microgame feature for Tabletop Gaming, is entirely up my alley. One page RPGs, microgames, business card/post card/letter games, and now mint-tin games are some of my favourites to play […]

Pressure In Last Fleet – Designer Insights

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Pressure Mechanics Last Fleet is a roleplaying game about a rag-tag fleet of ships, fleeing across space from an implacable inhuman foe. You play the brave pilots, officers, engineers, politicians and journalists who battle to keep the fleet – and themselves – in one piece. The theme of the game is pressure, and in this […]

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 […]