Iota review

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Iota review

Iota (2012)

Iota comes in an absolutely tiny tin – a tin of the size you might more realistically expect to contain paracetamol or the large-print version of the positive case for Brexit.    Let me tell you though, pain-relief is exactly the entirely opposite frame of reference you need.  What’s inside is…

Dropmix review

Dropmix (2017)

I’m going to say right up front that I don’t think you should run out and buy Dropmix.     Not at the £120 RRP price point at which it was released.  It’s not really much of a game, even though it purports to be one.  Dropmix is more of a toy…

Scrabble review

Scrabble (1948)

The camera pans over a worn but well-maintained class-room.  Wood paneled walls draw the eye and upon these are hung various posters and swish infographics.  You can see the frequency chart for English on one wall, with a graph of the evolution of the Arabic lettering system hanging beside it. …

Telestrations (2009)

What is the thing you enjoy least about tabletop gaming?  No, not the cost.  No, not the logistics of getting people together of evening.  No, not the fact every time you mention it people look at you like you’ve revealed some dark and twisted sexual kink.  God, stop it –…

Tides of Madness (2016)

Do you like the idea of Sushi Go but find it a little too twee?  Does the idea of drafting a delicious meal leave you feeling emotionally malnourished?    Do you still have a bit of room for Lovecraft in your already-diet?   In the buffet of franchises that have been aggressively…

Dungeon Petz review

Dungeon Petz (2011)

Time is the only truly irreplaceable thing we possess.  We hold it briefly in our hands and never really appreciate its value until it begins to run out.   Some people look for reasons to kill time.  I look for reasons to not spend it.   We do a game a week…

7 Wonders review

7 Wonders (2010)

7 Wonders doesn’t really feel like a game that has aged well.   It feels clunky and over-engineered.  For all the speed of play it comes across as somewhat sluggish.   It’s got a set of intuitive rules anyone can pick up but hides all the actual complication in the end-of-game scoring. …