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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, […]

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Board Game Review: 8-Bit Box: Double Rumble

Iello’s 8-Bit Box is an absolutely fantastic concept. Styled as a classic console, it comes bundled with three games that each use their own custom components as well as shared bits and pieces from the core box, such as player controllers, dice and cubes. Each of the separate titles is packaged like a SNES game, with many video game-esque design […]

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Board Game Review: Shadowrun: Zero Day

Though I’ve just covered another Shadowrun board game this week (the Lords of Waterdeep-esque Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops), I’ve also recently acquired two player card game Shadowrun: Zero Day. For once in a Shadowrun game, the complexity and buckets-of-dice elements are dialled down or tossed out entirely, leaving a more focused, fast-paced experience that goes all in on presenting just one […]

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Board Game Review: Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops

As a fan of cyberpunk since the early 90s and a D&D player for even longer, the fantasy/sci-fi mashup of tabletop RPG Shadowrun always appealed to me. Though it could sometimes feel as if not enough is done with its fantasy elements – and that it may as well just be straight cyberpunk – it does have an appealingly detailed […]

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Kickstarter: 7 Fortunes – Greek Mythology Edition

Please note that the Kickstarter campaign for 7 Fortunes is now live! I’ve always had a huge interest in Greek mythology. Call it narcissistic (which is, of course, appropriate in relation to the subject matter too) but with my name being the same as that of a famous Greek hero (and who I was named after), seeing ‘Jason’ pop up […]

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Board Game Review: Cat Crimes

Though I’ve filed this article under ‘board games’, Cat Crimes isn’t a tabletop game in the traditional sense. It’s more of a solitaire logic puzzle, though of course multiple players can combine they grey matter and attempt to solve the 40 puzzles in the rather nicely packaged collection. What players will be looking to solve are a variety of ‘crimes’ […]

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Board Game Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

It’s been a while since I’ve sunk my teeth into a proper Euro-style board game, but The Quacks of Quedlinburg most definitely fits into that category. It has an unusual theme – with players cast as quack doctors, competing to brew the most potent potion. Try pushing your potion’s potency too far and you may end up with no mixture […]

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Board Game Review: Bunny Kingdom

With Magic: The Gathering and King of Tokyo alone, Richard Garfield is behind two of my all time favourite games. What I find appealing about Garfield’s games is that they’re generally simple to grasp – albeit quite often with a bit of a learning curve – but with a wealth of choices available to players on each turn. This gives […]

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Board Game Review: Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion

I’m a few days late with this one, considering that Star Wars Day was on Monday – but I thought it was well worth covering anyway. A small card game with a surprising amount of theme and playability, Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion is a relatively straightforward battle between two players for control of events that have occurred throughout the […]

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Board Game Review: Horrified

The ‘Universal Classic Monsters’ movies – the first example of a cinematic shared universe – kicked off in the 1920s with The Phantom of the Opera, though the most famous and widely seen Universal Monsters are Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. All of the most […]

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Board Game Review: Exit: The Stormy Flight

I honestly don’t know why I do this to myself. After covering three brilliant, incredibly clever, fourth wall breaking games in the Exit series, I’m now onto the fourth – The Stormy Flight. It’s ridiculously hard to write a review of the Exit games, because the puzzles and even the box itself can contain spoilers. They are, however, worth covering […]

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Board Game Review: Exit: The Mysterious Museum

Every time I write about a game in the Exit: The Game series of escape-room-at-home type experiences, I’m setting myself a ridiculous challenge. How on earth do I talk about it without spoiling the contents or giving away what clever little puzzles lay within this particular box of fiendish challenges? If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know […]