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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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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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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