I have previously written about my joy at receiving the original Dale of Merchants and how excited I was to back the sequel (even if the penguins didn’t quite make it). So when the Dale of Merchants collection appeared on Kickstarter it was an instant back. Not only does it include the long-awaited penguins, but … More A couple of Kickstarters – Dale of Merchants Collection (with added penguins) and Microbrew
Just before my husband’s birthday I popped into the local board-game shop to see if they had anything suitable to add to his birthday presents. As I didn’t have a game in mind I browsed the cheaper games and was drawn to the Isle of Trains as my husband likes steam trains. I followed this … More Isle of Trains
My main playing partner and regular opponent is my husband. We love cooperative games, especially if one of us is feeling less up for playing a game at that moment in time – I think this is due to when we play together against the game we can compensate more for being tired and this … More Gaming for two
This is an edited version of a comparative review I wrote for the voice of experience competition on BoardGameGeek. My husband and I enjoy co-operative games, they are our go to option when we aren’t sure what we want to play. We have built up a reasonable number of co-operative games, but by far our … More Thunderbirds vs Pandemic: do I need both?
Memoir ’44 was one of the first modern board games we bought. We came across it as we enjoy Ticket to Ride and were looking at other titles published by Days of Wonder. Memoir ’44 was released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings. In the game the Allies are facing the Axis … More Memoir ’44: playing with history
Hanabi is a different sort of cooperative game. Although you are working together to put on a firework display, the information you are allowed to share on a turn is limited. Each player draws five cards and holds them facing away from them. Therefore they do not know the content of their own hand but … More Hanabi: a clever little game
I love Pandemic it is one of our most played games, so I was excited about the In The Lab expansion – I’m an organic chemist, I basically lived in a lab for several years doing a PhD. The lab variant is great, but before I tell you all how wonderful it is I’m first going … More Pandemic: In The Lab