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Imperial Settlers review

Imperial Settlers (2014)

Let’s get the obvious thing out of the way first. Imperial Settlers is a beautiful game. It is replete with the most adorable art, and the most invitingly charming aesthetic. Don’t be fooled though. Despite its appearance, Imperial Settlers is a game that has all the…

Hive review

Hive (2001)

Putting my cards (tiles) on the table early, I’m going to say I don’t like Hive. I’m also going to say it’s not really the fault of the game. I’ve seen more than enough supporting evidence that shows this is a rich experience with endless strategic and…

Twilight Struggle Review

Twilight Struggle (2005)

I’m old enough to remember the Cold War, but not old enough to have understood it at the time. To me, the Cold War was just the sinister background music to the much more immediate fears that the tensions of the time drizzled into my developing brain. I…

Rhino Hero review

Rhino Hero (2011)

We haven’t reviewed a lot of dexterity games on Meeple Like Us – not yet, at least. It’s not for lack of opportunities – I have a number of them on my shelves. It’s just – they’re exhausting to play. You flick a thing at another…

Legend of Drizzt review

The Legend of Drizzt (2011)

D&D fourth edition was considered by many to be something of an RPG war-crime. I bought the books, but never played it beyond a forum campaign I briefly ran. To be fair, I was most familiar with the second edition rules – I was so comfortable with…

Forbidden Island Review

Forbidden Island (2010)

There’s a famous (ish) radio programme over here in Britain called Desert Island Discs. It’s been a national institution for over seventy years and posits a simple question to its guests – if you were stranded as a castaway on an island somewhere, which eight albums would you…

Lords of Vegas review

Lords of Vegas (2010)

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to review a board game about being a gangster. I’ll be honest though, I didn’t expect a theme as glitzy and glamorous as running chains of a high-stake casino in the mob-riddled Vegas strip would come in such a…

Love Letter (2012)

I don’t like Love Letter, and I’m not entirely convinced that’s not a failing on my part. How could I not experience moments of self-doubt in making a statement like that? It’s love letter. It’s a beautiful game adored by almost everyone. There are sixteen…

Codenames Pictures review

Codenames Pictures (2016)

We very recently reviewed Codenames for Meeple Like Us – if you’ve already read that review, you can skip through an awful lot of this post. Here’s your one sentence review – Codename Pictures is exactly like Codenames, but with pictures. This review then you should probably think…