15th Oct2018

‘Cosmic Encounter’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

If there was ever a list of board games that were most recognised as those capable of conjuring up incredible stories of near misses, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat and getting one over on your friends, Cosmic Encounter would be on it. With Cosmic Encounter now over forty years old, the Fantasy Flight Games […]

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24th Sep2018

‘X-Wing: Second Edition’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

[NOTE: If you haven’t read it yet, check out our first thoughts piece on X-Wing: Second Edition right here] Unless, like me, you’ve been more or less unaware of Fantasy Flight Games X-Wing miniatures game until now, then you probably already know that the brand new Second Edition is rather a big deal. Sure, I’ve […]

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20th Sep2018

‘X-Wing: Second Edition’ – First Thoughts

by Matthew Smail

Many things have changed in the board gaming world since the original X-Wing debuted in 2012, including not only a number of changes to the Star Wars intellectual property itself, but also to the way that people play board games and what we expect from them. According to prominent members of the design team at […]

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21st Mar2018

‘Star Wars Legion’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Whilst I must admit that I was a little bit surprised when I first saw the announcement for Star Wars Legion, that surprise soon turned into excitement when I realised that a battalion level miniatures game was in the offing. Although it shares a few concepts with other Fantasy Flight Games set in the Star […]

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27th Oct2017

‘The Legend of the Five Rings’ Card Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Among all of the settings that I’ve come across in gaming of all kinds, one of my personal favorites is the feudal age of Japan. From the beautiful architecture and manicured gardens to the subterfuge, suppuku and all out war, it’s a time and place filled with intrigue and potential, especially from the perspective of […]

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12th Oct2017

‘Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

For most people, the introduction to modern board games comes by way of Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride or maybe Carcassonne. For me, it was the original edition of Mansions of Madness. I’ve always loved board games, but for several years in my twenties, I had no one to play them with and MoM was the game that I […]

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19th Jul2017

‘Game of Thrones: The Card Game’ Review

by Matthew Smail

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been waiting for the latest season of HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation with baited breath. No doubt, you’ll also have been hoping and praying that the treacherous winds of Westeros blow favourably for your favourite characters as the epic series draws to a conclusion. But what if you […]

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12th Jul2017

‘Rune Wars’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Despite coming complete with a very big box full of shiny lovelies, Rune Wars: Miniatures Game (just Rune Wars from here on in) doesn’t quite have enough stuff in it to create huge, tabletop battles from the outset. Thankfully though, this game was clearly designed as a simplified, modular fantasy battle system with the specific […]

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06th Nov2015

‘Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game: The Force Awakens Core Set’ Review

by Guest

Review by Baron Fortnightly The Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game is the second version of the core set released by Fantasy Flight Games and designed by Jay Little. This two player set has been updated to tie-in with the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, which a few people might be looking forward to […]

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