Horse racing might not be the first theme you think of when you’re choosing your next game. Other than people who like an occasional flutter on the Grand National, I don’t know a single person who’s actually into horse racing as a sport.
Game Type: Competitive - low interaction
Competitive games with low interaction
A train game with a share and investment structure, but not too dense, and you still get to play with tiny trains?
The first thing you’ll notice when you see Gutenberg on the table are the cardboard gears. I dare you to not play with the cogs, making them spin, as if you were two-years-old playing with a Fisher Price toy
Iki rejects the usual tropes of samurai, ninjas, and bug-eyed anthropomorphic cartoon animals. Instead, it transports us back to feudal Japan
Origins: First Builders puts you in a world where these aliens have popped over to say hi, and are willing to teach us all about building and warfare, and all that good stuff.
Real-time worker-placement?? What on Earth were they thinking? As Dr. Malcom said in Jurassic Park: “your scientists were so precoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should”. I’m not sure there were many scientists involved with designing Pendulum, but you get the idea.
If you think of Board&Dice, you probably think of heavy Euro games with ancient historical themes. Traditionally, these have always started with ‘T’, so I wondered what I’d find when I received Zapotec in the mail.
Designer and self-publisher, Ben Downton (aka Prometheus Game Labs) has created a teeny-tiny little game which promises to give the same experience as a proper big-boy game.
If you’re looking for a board game to go along with the Dune franchise of books, films, and TV series, you’re spoiled for choice. Rounding out the most-notable group of games is the one I’m looking at here, Dune Imperium.
Did you know that First-Class stamps are going up to 95 pence soon? 95p!!! If you’re going to send something in the post, you might as well make the most of it. What better way to make the most of an outrageously expensive stamp than to send someone a game?