I've been wondering which games would be suitable for a beginner whilst providing a good vista of the range of modern game types and mechanics. With new players joining or dropping into the club, it was time I put a list together...
This Christmas I received two game books on my wishlist and acquired, in the
world's oldest bookshop,
one more Portuguese game
for my collection.
It turned out to be quite uninteresting,
but I nevertheless added it, some images and the publisher to the BGG database.
Conversely, our club's ...
to limited shelving at home, I've re-packed several games
more efficiently, chucking the original game boxes and rule books to the
loft. I put game pieces into business card boxes (BCBs), and put 9
BCBs into an A4 box, with boards and short rule summaries (written by
Saturday I attended my first ever games convention, the UK Games
Expo. It was sufficiently easy to reach
by public transportation to convince me to drag my lazy bum out of the
house. But not before 9am, of course. I reached Birmingham International
by train at 10am, and after ...
Board Game Info, the new kid on the
block of general boardgaming sites, is giving players the opportunity to
contribute to the site (by uploading reviews and game data, for example)
and thereby earn points which can then be converted to free games. If
you prefer to spend less effort ...
week I was again in Portugal for work. I had intended to go to one of
the weekly Wednesday meetings of the Lisbon Boardgamers, which was not
far from my hotel, but in the end had to skip it. It was a shame,
because from before 6pm to after ...
spent the past 4 days in Cambridge, for professional reasons. I looked
in advance for shops in the city and came across MNG-AJM Games and
Andy Merritt's business. He has a mind-boggling variety of games in
stock, mostly used and little known, but also several in shrink ...
I spent last week in Switzerland, visiting three universities and two
companies. Before the departure, I looked on BoardGameGeek for game
shops in the cities I'd visit. On Monday, I managed to have
some time after work to go to
Drachenäscht (Dragon's Nest), in
the charming old town ...
Last year, several games were given and received at Christmas,
all involving my wife's family. My daughters got from my
sisters- and parents-in-law the games they had put on their wishlists: a
wooden chess set and two Nintendo DS games, New Super Mario Brothers and
Imagine Teacher, for the ...
The German-style or designer board and card games that will be discussed
in this blog are not available in the usual toy or department stores
(unless you happen to live in Germany). There are various ways of buying
such games, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some