6. Agricola

Next up on playing our games in order of rank on boardgamegeek is Agricola. Agricola was one of the first games I bought after playing a few gateway games (mainly Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride). I was drawn in by the cute animeeples, but underneath the cute exterior is a much harder and unforgiving game. … More 6. Agricola

5. Wingspan

Wingspan combines two things I love – board games and birds. I feel this puts me at a disadvantage when playing as I’ll often choose a bird because I like it rather than it being useful for the game. Today it was the European Robin, my beautifully voiced back-garden friend, who must make it into … More 5. Wingspan

4. Concordia

We got this game a few years ago. It is definitely our sort of game – no confrontation, no real blocking, just get on with your own plan. However you do need to keep an eye on your opponent, you can use their moves to your advantage with a well timed diplomat. You also gain … More 4. Concordia

3. 7 Wonders Duel

This is a game that I was very excited to initially get, but then didn’t get played that much. I thought it ticked all the right boxes, small card game which doesn’t take that long to play. I have played 7 Wonders and enjoyed it. So what was the problem? It’s mean. I don’t enjoy … More 3. 7 Wonders Duel

1. Scythe

So last week we (my husband and I) came up with a plan to play every game we own in the order they are ranked on boardgamegeek. That means that first up is Scythe. To make sure it got played I set it up on the living room floor and then a couple of days … More 1. Scythe

A couple of Kickstarters – Dale of Merchants Collection (with added penguins) and Microbrew

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

Isle of Trains

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

Gaming for two

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