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. […]

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 […]

The Storymaster’s Tales: Weirding Woods – Preview

Like I said in my Dark Castle review, choose-your-own-adventure games seem to be cropping up everywhere this year and I couldn’t be happier. While Escape the Dark Castle focused on dark Gothic dungeoneering to evoke a feeling similar to the Dracula, Frankenstein, and a little bit of Lovecraft and Fighting Fantasy, Weirding Woods opts instead […]

Physical Elements Classic – Review

I like physical games. I love the feel of M.E.E.P.L.E Force as I could not state loudly enough in my preview of it. I’m really excited for Starflix which I’ll be reviewing soon and Bez’s Yogi was a blast to try at UKGE. So, in theory I should love Physical Elements. Physical Elements is a […]