18th Nov2019

‘Decrypto’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

As far as party games are concerned, I often take a fairly dim view. I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate the odd game here and there, but in general I prefer meatier games that require a bit of thought and a lot more strategy. Decrypto, from Le Scorpion Masque, is a team based deduction […]

07th Oct2019

‘Kingdomino’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Kingdomino is a game that needs no introduction. As the winner of numerous awards, including the 2017 Spiel Des Jahres (Game of the Year) this light, family orientated tile laying game is beloved by gamers of all ages and experience levels, but until recently, I’d never even seen it laid out on the table. Now […]

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31st Jul2019

‘Twice as Clever’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Regular readers of Nerdly’s board game coverage may well remember that we recently reviewed the incredibly popular Ganz Schon Clever (That’s Pretty Clever) from the prolific and increasingly popular Wolfgang Warsch. In addition to creating a few bigger games like Quacks of Quedlinburg and its expansion, The Herb Witches, it looks like Wolfgang has been […]

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12th Jun2019

‘Downforce’ & ‘Danger Circuit’ Expansion Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Downforce is a super simple and very fast paced board game that offers traditional racing action alongside a high stakes bidding mechanic to ensure the players remain fully engaged at all times throughout. This essentially splits the game into two phases that include an initial auction phase (where everyone chooses their car or cars) and […]

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17th Apr2019

‘Ganz Schon Clever (That’s Pretty Clever)’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Although it has been a quiet revolution, the “Roll and Write” genre has been carving out a large proportion of the traditional board game market share over the past couple of years. There are now numerous well-loved examples of this style of game, but few have experienced such ferocious popularity as Wolfgang Warsch’s Ganz Schon […]

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27th Feb2019

‘Evolution Climate’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Games that focus on natural history and the environment are relatively few and far between, with most of those that do exist occupying the extreme ends of the complexity spectrum – catering as either educational tools for children, or taking the form of very heavy euro style games. North Star Games’ Evolution Climate is one […]

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