31st Oct2017

‘Pandemic Legacy: Season 2′ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Unusually, I’d like to begin this review with a quick note on spoilers. Pandemic Legacy: Season Two is (unsurprisingly) a legacy game that features various different possibilities contained within secret dossiers and chambers inside the box. Within this review, the pictures I have shown include ONLY what you will see upon first opening the box […]

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27th Oct2017

‘The Legend of the Five Rings’ Card Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Among all of the settings that I’ve come across in gaming of all kinds, one of my personal favorites is the feudal age of Japan. From the beautiful architecture and manicured gardens to the subterfuge, suppuku and all out war, it’s a time and place filled with intrigue and potential, especially from the perspective of […]

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25th Oct2017

‘Devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi ac Powerline kit’ Review

by Phil Wheat

As someone who has, for most of his adult life, lived in a flat, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like suffering from a poor wi-fi connection in a larger home. After all, the nearest I came to having a router in one room and my computer in another was living in a two-storey maisonette; […]

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25th Oct2017

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017: ‘Lightseekers’ Hands-On

by Kat Wheat

Lightseekers is an epic action and adventure role playing game for mobile and tablet that connects smart action figures, accessories, augmented reality trading cards. Imagine Pokemon meets Skylanders… Card Game Thrown in at the deep end, bombarded with instructions on how to play the game from one of the assists on the stand at PLAY […]

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24th Oct2017

‘Pokemon: Shining Legends Pin Collection’ – Mewteo & Pickachu Unboxing/Review

by Kat Wheat

With Shining Legends, the latest expansion for the Pokemon Trading Card Game now available across the UK, along comes the next wave of the awesome pin collection boxes. The first two are Mewtwo and Pikachu – and judging by our experience, stock levels vary dependent on stores: unfortunately our local Smyths only had Mewtwo in […]

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18th Oct2017

‘Jim Henson’s Labyrinth’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

As a child of the 1980’s, I spent a lot of my time recording movies at Christmas on my mum and dad’s VCR. From blockbusters like Star Wars and Indiana Jones to classics like Oliver, I probably had thirty or forty tapes that I watched over and over, occasionally bumping a bad movie from my […]

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16th Oct2017

‘Catch the Moon’ Board Game Review

by Phil Wheat

Essentially a skill game of stacking ladders – think Kerplunk or Jenga in reverse, adding pieces rather than taking them away – Catch the Moon sees players stack ladders on top of each other in order to build the ladders into the sky and literally… catch the moon. Only these ladders aren’t as sturdy as […]

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12th Oct2017

‘Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

For most people, the introduction to modern board games comes by way of Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride or maybe Carcassonne. For me, it was the original edition of Mansions of Madness. I’ve always loved board games, but for several years in my twenties, I had no one to play them with and MoM was the game that I […]

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10th Oct2017

Unboxing: September 2017′s “Horror” A-Box

by Phil Wheat

I used to be a regular subscriber to the Horror Block, but with the company folding there’s a HUGE gap in the horror mystery box market – so how perfect is it that A-Box, newcomer to the subscription box field, has released it’s very first “Horror” mystery box? A box which contains items from IT, […]

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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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