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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: 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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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, […]

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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: 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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Review: Onirim

Version Played: Android – Also available on: iOS, PC (note: screenshots throughout this article are from the Steam version but – orientation aside – are representative of the Android version’s aesthetic) Based on the tabletop card game of the same name, Onirim is a solitaire game in which you’re cast as a Dreamwalker, trying to find your way out of […]

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Preview: Transformers TCG – Titan Masters Attack

I’ve covered the Transformers TCG (Trading Card Game) a few times before; reviewing the base game and taking a look at some of the excellent expansions, for example – so when I was given some details on the newest wave of cards, I was incredibly excited to share the details. One of the things I’ve been consistently impressed with in […]

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Board Game Review: Little Battle

As regular readers will know – particularly those of you who read the blog over the Christmas period – I’m a big fan of board games, especially those that come in small packages with playing time to match. Little Battle is another very small game with very few components – suitable for players of all ages – that has a […]

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Board Game Review: The Muddles

There’s a cute concept at the heart of The Muddles; players try to create ‘Muddles’ – funny little hybrids of two animals – in an effort to score the most points by the end of the game. The cards have amusing, simple and childlike illustrations, along with humorous names for the Muddles themselves. The problem is that there’s very little […]

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Transformers TCG: Siege II (Wave 4)

Regular readers will know that I’m not only a huge Transformers fan, but also a fan of collectible card games too; having played Magic for more years than I’d care to admit (though on and off – and more casually than serious), I was very excited when I first saw the Transformers Trading Card Game in the wild. The impressively […]