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
I was drawn to Sushi Go as a way to introduce card drafting to my husband, and I needed to add something to an order to get free shipping. With its cute artwork and simple gameplay it has become a go to filler game that we have successfully introduced to my husband’s parents. Each game is … More Sushi Go: a tasty filler
A while ago I wrote about my excitement upon receiving Project Dreamscape, the first project I had ever backed on Kickstarter. I was pleased with the quality of the components and the beautiful artwork. So after playing it more than half a dozen times what do I think now? Play is simple, you choose whether … More Project Dreamscape: A Sleep Study Game
Boardgames come with many different themes from agriculture to space travel, novel writing to saving the world. There is a board game with a theme to suit any taste. As someone who enjoys many different crafts I was drawn to Patchwork, although I have never actually done any patchwork myself. I normally play games with only one … More Patchwork