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Board Game Review: Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones

Far from a normal board game, Funko’s Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones has a strong collectable element to its appealingly cute figures, as well as blind bag/box type mystery characters – with the endorphin rush of cracking open the egg-like Thanostones cleverly woven into the game’s mechanics. All a single player needs to play is a single pack too, […]

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Board Game Review: Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power

It’s hard to believe that Ravensburger’s excellent Disney Villainous has only been around since 2018. A game in which players each take the role of a different Disney villain, it’s already seen numerous expansions which can be played without the base game or by combining any of the villains from any set to compete in a struggle to be the […]

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Kickstarter: Sniper Elite – The Board Game

I was late to the party with Rebellion’s hugely popular, long-running Sniper Elite series. The first one I played was Sniper Elite 3; I was immediately blown away by the open nature of each stage and the huge variety on offer with which to cause gory, sometimes painfully detailed, chaos. The Sniper Elite games see players cast as – spoiler […]

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Board Game Review: Judge Dredd: Block War

There’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in Judge Dredd on the tabletop in recent years. Not only have we seen the excellent – if ridiculously challenging – The Cursed Earth, but there’s also been a miniatures game, an RPG and other board games too, perhaps most notably the critically acclaimed retheming of Wildlands, Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter – which […]

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Board Game Review: Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness

My love for Dungeons & Dragons is well documented at this point. I’ve spoken many, many times about how my very first D&D set was the lovely Basic D&D starter set in its iconic red box edition in the mid-80s. Full of wonderfully bizarre and unique monsters such as the Gelatinous Cube and Owlbear – alongside more ‘standard’ creatures such […]

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Board Game Review: Nessos

I’ve got to be honest – I didn’t think I’d enjoy Nessos at all. Though it bills itself as Greek Deduction & Bluff right there on the box, the theme is next to irrelevant to the gameplay and in truth, given how it feels quite pasted on, could just as easily be Norse, Samurai or Cyberpunk themed without it making […]

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Board Game News: Marvel Villainous

Not only have Ravensburger been on an incredible roll with classic movie licensed games in recent years (see games such as Jaws, Jurassic Park Danger! and even the brilliantUniversal Monsters-meet-Pandemic action of Horrified), but they’ve also seen enormous success with their Disney Villainous series of games. In Disney Villainous, players compete to be the most wickedly evil character from a […]

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Weekly Round-Up

Just as yesterday was the first time in a long time that I’ve looked at my recent Game Pass Adventures, I’ve not done a round up of my articles for quite a while either. It’s always useful for me to take a look back at what I’ve covered too, because I seem to be able to cover quite a bit […]

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Kickstarter Update: 7 Fortunes

Brilliant, Greek Mythology-themed board game 7 Fortunes – which I’ve previously covered here – is now in the final stages of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. With just under three days to go, 7 Fortunes has reached its funding target – which is fantastic news – but there are still some cool stretch goals on offer. Note that backing for […]

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Solo Board Games

Though lockdown restrictions are easing, people are forgetting that we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. It’s still important that we stay at home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible; yet that means more time stuck at home, trying to find ways to entertain ourselves. Those of you who know me well or have […]

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Board Game Review: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth

British comic book character Judge Dredd has been perenially popular since his introduction in the second issue of 2000AD in 1977 (which was, coincidentally, the year I was born). The no-nonsense, somewhat fascistic Dredd is a darkly humourous anti-hero who patrols the mean streets of Mega-City One in a post-apocalyptic future. Outside the walls of the city are the mutant-infested, […]