09th Feb2024

‘Dune: Imperium – Uprising’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Whilst we haven’t covered the original Dune: Imperium here at Nerdly, we did cover the very nice Dune: Imperium – Deluxe Upgrade Pack and I have played the base game a lot. Basic Dune: Imperium has become one of the most popular modern games of the moment, with copies available in almost every game group […]

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13th Dec2023

‘Perspectives’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

In the style of Mysterium Park and Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Perspectives is a fully cooperative deduction game that includes three separate cases that take place over four acts each. Every act takes around twenty to thirty minutes, giving the players around seven hours of content in the box. In this review I’ve taken pictures […]

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09th Nov2023

‘Dungeons and Dragons Onslaught’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Skirmish games between exactly two players make for some of the most exciting encounters in board gaming. Whether you’re playing as the heroes and villains of the Marvel universe in Marvel: Crisis Protocol, or recreating iconic dogfights from the Star Wars universe in X-Wing 2.0, this is a genre that offers both strategic depth and […]

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06th Nov2023

‘Marvel Zombies: X-Men Resistance’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

As I drag the latest massive box (or boxes) of Zombicide through my door, I often wonder whether it will simply be more or the same. The last time out, when I reviewed Zombicide: Undead or Alive, I was pleasantly surprised by new mechanics and features. However, the newest Zombicide game – Marvel Zombies: X-Men […]

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08th Feb2023

‘Sub Terra II: Inferno’s Edge’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Sometimes when a game is conceived via Kickstarter, it can be mired in controversy that’s linked more to the publisher than the designer or the game itself. Sub Terra II: Inferno’s Edge is one such game, with the issue here coming from the fact that Sub Terra II: Inferno’s Edge actually made it to retail […]

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28th Sep2022

‘Carnival Zombie: Second Edition’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Sometimes you play a game and you realise how much care and attention to detail has gone into it. Carnival Zombie: Second Edition is most definitely one such game, and whilst there is no doubt that the fact it is effectively the second bite at the cherry for designer Matteo Santus gives it a bit […]

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07th Sep2021

‘Meadow’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Sometimes in board gaming, we talk about games having a “relaxing theme” or perhaps of being a game that suits players who want a less competitive vibe. I imagine for designers, it must be tough to translate this idea from theme into mechanics – with perhaps a good example being Wingspan, which uses both “friendly” […]

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