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Blog – Know Your Audience

Blog – Know Your Audience

I was watching one of Bez's streams this week (please check out her site and channels here), and the guest...
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Review – Hallertau

Review – Hallertau

Buckle up folks, we're going hop-growing in Bavaria! Hallertau is the longest continuous hop-producing region in the world, and in this medium-heavy game from Uwe Rosenberg, we're going back to 1850 to develop our Bavarian villages and try to be the biggest and best.
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Review – Forbidden Sky

Review – Forbidden Sky

Here's a question for you. How many of your board games use electricity? Of those, how many of those require you to make an electrical circuit in order to power a rocket? Do I have your attention now? Read on, adventurer, and find out more about Forbidden Sky.
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Blog – Solo Modes In Board Games – Part Two (Automa)

Blog – Solo Modes In Board Games – Part Two (Automa)

Last time, I took a look at the various 'beat your own score' variants available in board games. This time, I'm taking a bit of a deep dive into the world of automa, or AI opponents, in games.
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Blog – Solo Modes In Board Games – Part One

Blog – Solo Modes In Board Games – Part One

During this, and the next couple of blog posts, I'm going to take a look at the options available for the solitaire gamer, the systems used, the games that do it well, and those that don't. We're starting with beat your own score.
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Review – Marvel Villainous

Review – Marvel Villainous

Disney Villainous came out of nowhere in 2018 and captured the imagination of the board-game-curious everywhere. Marvel Villainous picks up the baton and runs with the format, aiming to grab the attention of Marvel's enormous fanbase. Let's get under the bonnet (hood, for my American friends) and see what makes the game tick.
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With a shocking spurt of productivity, I’ve published another review this week! You reckon you can grow plants? Prove it to me, grow some in the freaking desert. Ishtar, from Bruno Cathala, supplied by @coiledspring – check it out https://punchboard.co.uk/review-ishtar/

Okay, got that first play of Hadrian’s Wall done. This flip n write is so good. It’s like Ganz Schön Clever had a baby with Paladins of the West Kingdom, that’s the only way I can describe it. Flip n writes aren’t just filler any more, this is proper, crunchy euro, full of combos

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Telephone and broadband down. My 8yo son is acting like he’s lost an arm, but I love it. A perfect reason to get games out. We’ve played some Wavelength, and now I’m playing (and freaking loving!) some Hadrian’s Wall from @garphillgames . Early days, but so far this is so clever

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