04th Nov2019

‘Walls of York’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Walls of York is by no means unique in its depiction of a medieval wall being used as a way to ringfence resources or to claim an area, and in fact, by doing so, it goes up against one of the most popular heavyweights in modern board gaming history; Carcasonne. Unfortunately, where Carcasonne is an […]

27th Mar2019

‘Victorian Masterminds’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Anytime you hear of a game that has been designed in tandem by two great minds like those of Eric Lang and Antoine Bauza, with a production from CMON, it’s time to setup and pay attention. In this case, the game is Victorian Masterminds. The theme? Steampunk villains, diabolical machines and, erm, stealing buildings. Yes, Victorian […]

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28th Dec2018

‘Newton’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

In Newton, two to four players will travel Europe’s greatest universities, study and send their students out to work in order to score points. In doing so, they’ll prove themselves to be among the greatest minds of the 17th Century. Newton is a fast-paced, mid-weight eurogame for one to four players designed Simone Luciani and Nestore […]

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25th Sep2018

‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Despite the sad decline of Warhammer: Fantasy Battles, fans of rank-and-file miniatures combat have perhaps never been better served. Aside from the more serious tabletop wargaming systems like Bolt Action that allow the use of custom sets of miniatures, there are now more complete, boxed battle games than ever before. Only last year, we reviewed […]

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09th May2018

‘Rising Sun’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Rising Sun, just in case you’ve missed it, is the latest big-money Kickstarter from Eric Lang and CMON Games. Where Blood Rage was inspired by Risk, Rising Sun allegedly draws its inspiration from Diplomacy, the classic game of empire building and well timed betrayal. Like all of CMON’s headline games, Rising Sun features incredible components and offers […]

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