18th Aug2017

‘Lobotomy’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Have you ever wanted to recreate your favourite B-Movie horror movie in board game form? If such a game existed, wouldn’t you just love it to be packed with miniatures, randomised scenarios, huge stacks of cards and a deep and complex rules structure? With Lobotomy, Titan Forge Games may have released just such a game, […]

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16th Aug2017

‘The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire is the latest game from well regarded veteran designer Eric Lang, featuring the “dudes on a map” style of gameplay that Lang is most famous for, combined with the strong theme of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic movie trilogy. Essentially a game of area control, resource/hand management and trick collection with a twist, Corleone’s […]

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27th Jul2017

‘Aliens vs Predator: The Hunt Begins – 2nd Edition’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

The Aliens vs Predator brand is now so strong and spans so many forms of popular media that sooner or later, a miniatures board game was inevitable. That particular game came in 2014, following Prodos Games successful Kickstarter for Aliens vs Predator: The Hunt Begins – First Edition. The Kickstarter was not without controversy however, […]

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27th Jul2017

‘Venom Arcade Fight Stick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Arcade sticks. A peripheral that is usually reserved for the more hardcore gamer – the kind that knows their Sanwa from their Sanyo… Made primarily for those of use, myself included, who love the control the combination of stick and buttons that only an arcade stick can provide. But with the proliferation of gamepad’s with […]

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24th Jul2017

‘Conan: Nordheim’ [Expansion] Review

by Matthew Smail

In Monolith’s incredibly atmospheric board game adaptation of Conan, players control the titular hero and his ally’s through a broad range of individual scenarios, each inspired by famous scenes from Robert E. Howard’s novels. The latest expansion to Conan is Nordheim, which sees Conan and a select few of his pals (plus a brand new […]

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19th Jul2017

‘Game of Thrones: The Card Game’ Review

by Matthew Smail

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been waiting for the latest season of HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation with baited breath. No doubt, you’ll also have been hoping and praying that the treacherous winds of Westeros blow favourably for your favourite characters as the epic series draws to a conclusion. But what if you […]

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12th Jul2017

‘Rune Wars’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Despite coming complete with a very big box full of shiny lovelies, Rune Wars: Miniatures Game (just Rune Wars from here on in) doesn’t quite have enough stuff in it to create huge, tabletop battles from the outset. Thankfully though, this game was clearly designed as a simplified, modular fantasy battle system with the specific […]

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05th Jul2017

‘Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – The Thames Murders and Other Cases’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Introduction As I’ve grown older, one of my most enlightening realizations has been that there is just as much – if not more – opportunity to find inspiration from the past, as well as the present or future. For me, this is especially true of music and film, but it has never occurred to me […]

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03rd Jul2017

‘Century: Spice Road’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Introduction Marking the first release in a trilogy of games that will each share the Century title, Century: Spice Road is a 2017 release from popular player-turned designer Emerson Matsuuchi. The rub of the Century series is that each one is intended to interlink with the others, enabling larger and more complex games to form. […]

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17th Jun2017

Dead Men Tell No Tales about this ‘Pirates Grog’

by Phil Wheat

With Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hitting UK cinemas last month, what better time to launch a brand new line of rum? After all, a pirates favourite drink is rum right? Right! The latest Pirates… movie sees infamous constantly drunk pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) face off against his old […]

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13th Jun2017

‘LEGO Star Wars Set #75167: Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack’ Review

by Phil Wheat

It’s Summer, so you know what that means… New LEGO sets.! And this Summer has seen a bevy of new Star Wars themed sets hit the shelves, including what has to be one of the best-value licensed sets ever released: the Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack! LEGO’s line of “battle packs” are an interesting […]

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07th Jun2017

Product Review: “Super Smashing” ZBox

by Phil Wheat

Official description: Love all things Nintendo? Check out our Super Smashing box that celebrates everything about the influential Japanese company, which pays host to some of Nintendo’s greatest heroes. From the iconic Mario to the Hero of Time, you’ll be sure to find something you love in this Super Smashing box. This box will be […]

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27th Apr2017

‘Alien and Predator Figurine Collection: Captain Dallas’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Given that this week we’re celebrating Alien Day, it’s only fitting that I return to my reviews of the Alien and Predator Figurine Collection with a character from the original movie, and the choice is Captain Dallas. Captain Dallas played by the ever dependable Tom Skerrit is memorable not only for being the brunt of Ripley’s (Sigourney […]

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10th Apr2017

Alien and Predator Figurine Collection: Alien 3 Xenomorph’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve looked at the Marines from Aliens, but this week our Eaglemoss Alien and Predator Figurine Collection review moves back to the Xenomorph. While Alien 3 may not have been the best received of the Alien films, it still had an interesting variation of the alien, based off the […]

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03rd Apr2017

‘Alien and Predator Figurine Collection: Corporal Hicks’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Taking our weekly look at the Alien and Predator Figurine Collection, today we have another marine. Last week we featured Hudson, who of course had the famous “Game Over Man!”, and it only seems that this week we move to the Corporal Hicks figure. While Hudson may have been all mouth (and action when it mattered), […]

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27th Mar2017

‘Alien and Predator Figure Collection: Pvt. Hudson’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

After looking at the Xenomorph last week for Eaglemoss’ Alien and Predator Figure Collection it seems fitting to look at another iconic character from the Alien franchise. This week it is a certain character that may have proclaimed “Game Over!” a little too soon, but was a hero none the less. When we first saw […]

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21st Mar2017

‘Alien and Predator Figurine Collection: Xenomorph’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

With the upcoming release of Alien: Covenant, we get a glimpse of the origins of the Xenomorph. To fans though, it will always begin with Alien. The moment the creature rips itself from the chest of John Hurt is one of the most iconic moments in movie history. This is why my review of the […]

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30th Jan2017

‘LEGO Star Wars’ Review – Set No.s 75173 / 75174

by Phil Wheat

The release of a new Star Wars movie is, these days, accompanied by a fresh wave of LEGO sets to accompany the film. This year we had the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a film that not only saw new LEGO sets produced featuring vehicles and minifigures taken straight from it, but […]

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16th Dec2016

‘Assassin’s Creed: Original Motion Picture Score’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

It is fair to say that while I review a lot of movies, the scores aren’t really something I look at. This is why when I was offered the chance to review the Assassin’s Creed: Original Motion Picture Score composed by Jed Kurzel, I jumped at the chance. performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra it […]

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21st Mar2016

‘Game of Thrones – Official Collector’s Models: Daenerys Targaryen’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Season 6 of Game of Thrones is almost here, and the hype around the show is at a high right now. While most people are questioning if Jon Snow is really dead, some others may have noticed the Game of Thrones: Official Collector’s Models has been released. Is it worth buying for fans of the […]

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20th Mar2016

‘The Walking Dead: Collector’s Models’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Models, especially those based on the things we love are popular because they show off our favourite characters and in many ways advertise the things that catch our interest. The Walking Dead: Collector’s Models are a perfect example of this. The first “season” of these models feature some of the most popular people from the […]

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16th Feb2016

Game Review: ‘Timeline – Music & Cinema’

by Phil Wheat

It’s safe to say there has been a recent resurgence in tabletop gaming, RPGs, board games, card games – you name it and nerds like me are playing it. Whereas gaming for the longest time remained the domain of the hardcore gamer, tabletop gaming and in particular card games have made the move into the […]

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