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Village review

Village (2011)

There’s something very sinister going in the village of Little Meepleton-on-the-Hex. There’s a darkness that infests everything. Nothing is as it seems – from a distance it looks like a picture of bucolic meditation. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll find much to alarm you….

Welcome to the Dungeon review

Welcome to the Dungeon (2013)

Welcome to the Dungeon reminds me an awful lot of ‘name that tune’. For those of you too young to get the reference this was a pleasingly mediocre game show popular in the 80s in the grimmest days of Thatcher’s Britain when we had precious few things about…

Mysterium review

Mysterium (2015)

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then…

Star Trek: Frontiers (2016)

‘Riker, open a hailing frequency to the Romulan warbird. Mr Data, full power to shields. Mr La Forge, I’m going to need you to… wait, hang on. I’ve miscounted. Sorry, belay that. Everyone back to where they started. Sorry, I’ve got this now….

Cube Quest review

Cube Quest (2013)

You know all those fancy gaming tables that the most dedicated of board-gamers have? The ones that are the cost of a small car and the size of a horse’s coffin? I always wondered why they had a recessed playing area – it seemed uncomfortable and awkward, like…

A guest post

We did a guest post!

Hello everyone.  My, don’t you all look nice?  Have you lost weight?  Your eyes are particularly radiant today.  They really match your shoes. Anyway, we did a guest post for Brandon the Game Dev’s blog today.  You might like to go check it out.  Or not.  I mean, you can…

Seasons review

Seasons (2012)

Wizard battles in many settings are like stereotypical gunfights in the old west – a moment’s twitch of the fingers, a flare of fire and smoke and pain, and a dead body on the ground. In games such as Dungeons and Dragons, the casting time of incantation…