16th Sep2019

‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

If you’re already a fan of Susanna Clarke’s alternate history novels that began with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, you’ll already be more than a little familiar with the concepts that she is famous for. In summary, this is a world in which magic once existed and was lost over time, but through the mysterious […]

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10th Oct2018

‘Cryptid’ Board Game Review (Osprey Games)

by Matthew Smail

In Cryptid, three to five players take on the role of monster hunters and embark on an abstract quest to locate The Cryptid; a creature of myth and legend. Cryptid is no dungeon crawler though – it’s a pure deduction game that will test your brainpower a lot more than your sword arm. Cryptid is a brand […]

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20th Jun2018

‘London (Second Edition)’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

In London (Second Edition) between two and four players each take on the role of an aspiring architect during the rebuilding of London after The Great Fire that ravaged more than 13,000 buildings in 1666. Even in the first edition of London, the role of a board (in the form of a map of the […]

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