I had been expecting Apotheca to arrive any day and was slightly worried that it would turn up whilst I was away from home. It did and it was deposited in my blue recycling bin. Thankfully the bin is protected from the elements and provided a dry home for the game until my return one evening in … More Apotheca: what’s in the box
In Takenoko you are racing to complete a set number of tasks dependant on the number of players. Either feeding the panda the type of bamboo he wants to eat, having the gardener tend bamboo to a desired height, or arranging the coloured bamboo hexes in a particular pattern. It is usually a peaceful game as … More Takenoko: Gardening for the Emperor
Who wouldn’t want to save the world? In Pandemic that is exactly what you are endeavouring to do; find cures for the 4 diseases that are sweeping the globe before time runs out. Everybody works together to beat the game and save humanity. This is our most played game and one of our favourites, we love … More Saving the world from a Pandemic
I have never been happier to lose a cooperative game than when we lost Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game for the first time. After winning our first 6 games I was starting to worry that it was broken as a 2 player game and basically impossible to lose. (We have been playing it as … More Marvel: Legendary or not?
I bought Love Letter as a valentine’s present for my then fiancé now husband last year. The game consists of only 16 cards and 13 red cubes, but the clever combination of roles depicted on the cards leads to a fun game which is easy to learn and quick to play. The aim is to have your … More Sending a Love Letter
What is the best way to use a Waterstone‘s voucher? We decided to buy a game (the voucher was a wedding present so although we both like reading we wanted to get something we could do together). Having browsed what games they stock, and looked at the prices and how much our voucher was worth we settled … More A journey into the desert
Back in December I received the original Dale of Merchants and described how pleased I was with the component quality and look of the game. Over the last 5 months we (my husband and I) have played it several times and enjoy its fast gameplay and close finishes. Every game is close, generally when one … More Revisiting the Dale of Merchants