Blasting through the Spiel Essen 2023 small box noise like a double-barreled shotgun comes a new game from the double-barrel surnamed Phil Walker-Harding.
Deep dive is a quick, light, push-your-luck game which takes a minute to teach and fifteen minutes to play
Books of Time hit me right in the nostalgia. Not because I’ve played another game like it, because I’m not sure I have, but because of the sound.
Cadaver is a quick, easy, set-collection game with a generous helping of take-that thrown in for good measure
Vaalbara shares some of Citadels’ DNA but does it in a distinctly different way, resulting in a quick, lightweight game with a decent level of interaction
Sometimes you want a game that cuts through the layers upon layers of complexity of modern Euro games and instead emphasises doing one thing, and doing it well. Trekking Through History’s thing is set collection, and it’s something it does very well
I’ve got a pet pug called Jeffrey. Actually, I’ve got one-and-a-half pugs, as I also have a half-pug called Peggy. Now, as squishy as a pug might be, there’s no way I’m getting Jeff in a mug.
On the surface, it’s easy to say Scout is a set collection game. The truth is that it’s more of a ‘carefully craft a set and then get rid of it’ game.
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