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Planet (2018)

If you imagined someone took a copy of Kingdomino and bent its tiles around a twelve-sided die you’d be quite a lot of the way towards visualising the game Planet.   This visually striking game is from many of the same people that brought us the stunning Photosynthesis.  It’s clear that…

Terra Mystica (2012)

There’s a risk for this site that comes with starting a review of Terra Mystica.  It’s a game that you could legitimately discuss for tens of thousands of words, being reviewed by someone that views academic essays as something akin to a post-it note of brief reminders.   I’m going to…

When I Dream (2016)

Imagine playing Dixit.   It’s good, isn’t it?   A beautiful design.  Elegant systems.   Gorgeous art.    You’re happy with it.  You’re satiated.  But you know – the more you play, the more familiar it becomes.  It stops being exciting and starts being comfortable.   Now imagine that one night you’ve got an arm…

Junk Art review

Junk Art (2016)

There gets to a point when reviewing games where you look at a box laid out on your table and think ‘I’m not sure there’s anything I can really say about this that hasn’t already been said’.    When you review things like Catan and Carcassonne it’s true – so much…