Tag Archives: <1 hour play

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 […]

Lost Galaxy Review – Frantic Evacuations

Lost Galaxy Cover

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. […]

Costa Ruana Review – Problematic Plundering.

Box art of Costa Ruana

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 […]

Beat That – Review

Last year we got a game at the UK Games Expo called Gutterhead. A delightfully rude Pictionary style game with little poops as player tokens. As usual, after writing a review we tried to contact the developers to let them know the review was up. However, all the box said in way of contact details […]

Yogi – Review

Disclaimer: I offered to review Bez’s games Yogi and Faybell and was then later matched with Bez as part of the tabletop game mentor program. One of the best games I’ve ever played is Twister. An absolute classic of a party game that, as you get older, stiffer, and weird about having people sprawled all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]