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One Night Ultimate Werewolf Review

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (2014)

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (ONUW) is a social deduction game that teaches you how fundamentally untrustworthy your friends and family can be. It’s a game of bald-faced lies, half-truths, and shrouded information. It’s whippet-quick – individual games last around five minutes. It’s also mercilessly intense –…

CV (2013)

Many years ago, I encountered a video game by the name of Alter Ego. It was the brainchild of Peter Favaro, a clinical psychologist who wrote his PhD dissertation on the relationship between computer games and mood. It wasn’t a particularly exciting game – the graphics, even for…

Takenoko Review

Takenoko (2011)

Let me tell you about a little game called Takenoko. It is a game much maligned, despite its relatively lofty position on the Board Game Geek rankings. Shut Up and Sit Down dismissed it as a nopener – a game so bad that it should be…

Kingdom Builder (2011)

There aren’t many names in the field of modern, designer board gaming that raise expectations quite like Donald X. Vaccarino. I mean, look at that name – it even has an X in it like he’s some kind of Marvel super villain. Vaccarino is the mastermind behind the…

7 Wonders: Duel (2015)

Do you like the idea of Splendor’s core game design, but really wish it had a mechanic where you could metaphorically punch your opponents right in their metaphorical dumb faces? Man, do I have a game for you! I’ve never played the original 7 Wonders, so I am…

Small World Review

Small World (2009)

I’m a huge fan of the Civilization games. Or at least, I’m a huge fan in theory. You probably wouldn’t have guessed it by how much I hated the vanilla game of Civilization V. That though was only because it was a betrayal greater in scale than…

Watch the Skies session report

Watch the Skies Dundee

“A good chunk of Washington has been destroyed, mister President” We had been expecting that ever since the ‘crop circle’ that had been burned into the concrete of Washington.   When, with Japanese help, we deciphered its meaning as ‘gather Earth’s warriors here’, we didn’t interpret it as a sign of…

Isle of Skye review

Isle of Skye (2015)

A few months ago, the board gaming community held its collective breath as it awaited the results of the Spiel des Jahres awards. If there were an Oscar for board games, the various Spiel des Jahres accolades would be our golden statue. It’s our Pulitzer, our Cannes, our…

180 Days Later...

180 Days Later…

We’ve just passed the point where Meeple Like Us has been running for 180 days. That’s not quite half a year, but it’s close enough and a round-ish number that makes for a satisfying blog post title. I thought it would be worthwhile here to do some…

Skull (2011)

If there were ever a box to make you think it opening it would inflict upon you a sinister Aztec curse, it’s the one for Skull. It’s appropriate that the visual design is so striking for this game – it has to be, really. You can make…