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PARKS Review

PARKS Review

Update: Video review included. Have you ever wanted to wander the trails around America's National Parks? Take some photographs, enjoy the weather, and take in the sights? If, like me, that's a fantasy for you, there is an alternative - the PARKS board game, by Keymaster Games
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A Deadly Dose (Play Dead London) Review

A Deadly Dose (Play Dead London) Review

Last night I had the pleasure to attend another online murder mystery, this time run by Play Dead London. It's a mystery run by the actors, with the guests (me included) attend over Zoom. They reached out to me after my previous review of an online mystery, and offered me a chance to take part. Being the mystery fan I am, I jumped at the chance, and here's how it was for me.
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The Baker Street Irregulars Review

The Baker Street Irregulars Review

The Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective series of games have been around for nearly 40 years now, and this year saw the release of the latest of the bunch - The Baker Street Irregulars. Let's see how good it is.
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Sherlock In Homes Review

Sherlock In Homes Review

Sherlock In Homes is an online, interactive murder mystery. People connect over the Zoom video-conferencing software, and then watch and interview the actors of a murder mystery to test their sleuthing skills. But is it good? Let's have a look.
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How To Build A Gaming Coffee Table

How To Build A Gaming Coffee Table

When I wanted a gaming table for the living room, I couldn't find one I liked, so I made one. Here's how.
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Spirit Island Review

Spirit Island Review

A lot of Eurogames involve building up a town, a city, a land, or an empire. But what happens when the formula gets flipped on its head? What happens when we actively try to prevent the growth and expansion? Let's find out with R. Eric Reuss' 2017 game, Spirit Island.
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Silver & Gold Review

Silver & Gold Review

Silver & Gold. Designed by Phil Walker-Harding and published in 2019, this small box flip and write game promises treasure island fun for the family, but does it deliver? Let's have a look.
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Palm Island Review

Palm Island Review

In a change from my usual style here, where I review games that tend to cover an entire table, today we're going to look at one that fits in the palm of your hand. Jon Mietling's 2018 game Palm Island comprises of just 17 cards, but can it contain a game worth buying in such a small package? Let's find out.
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Everdell Review

Everdell Review

If two of your favourite things are worker placement games, and anthropomorphised woodland creatures, then you're in for a treat
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