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All things tabletop games: review, thought pieces and more every week.

    Face-off (Topic Discussion)

    Face-off (Topic Discussion)

    I love playing board or card games with my wife. Spending a little, or a lot of time together focused on the same activity is a wonderful way to connect. It started as a date night, but now we might play a quick 5-10 minute game or two over lunch or we play a longer game. Co-operative games tend to be our favourite. Working together to solve the puzzle that the game presents is a lot of fun. That's why we also love solving the Sunday crossword puzzle together. There are very few two-player competitive games that we enjoy and in this article, I want to explain why.

    Read the full article here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/06/28/face-off-interactions-in-two-player-games-topic-discussion/

    Useful Links


    We Can Play review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/05/28/we-can-play-saturday-review/
    Wingspan review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2019/03/16/wingspan/
    Biblios review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/02/05/biblios-digital-eyes/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)
    Background Music: Coffee by Alex-Productions
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/9330-coffee
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    • 6 min
    Adventure Games: The Dungeon (Saturday Review)

    Adventure Games: The Dungeon (Saturday Review)

    Waking up from an uneasy sleep, you look around. You aren't quite sure where you are or how you got here. There is moonlight streaming through the small, barred window. It looks like you're in some sort of cell, but you're not chained up or otherwise restrained unlike the skeleton opposite you. There is only one thing for it. You have to find a way to escape Adventure Games: The Dungeon by Phil Walker-Harding and Matthew Dunstan from Kosmos.

    Read the full review here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/06/25/adventure-games-the-dungeon-saturday-review/

    Useful Links


    Adventure Games: The Dungeon: https://www.thamesandkosmos.co.uk/product/adventure-games-the-dungeon/
    Kosmos: https://www.thamesandkosmos.co.uk/
    BGG listing: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/267813/adventure-games-dungeon

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)
    Sound Effects: BBC Sound Effects Library (bbc.co.uk – © copyright 2021 BBC)
    Background Music: Dark Hollows by Alexander Nakarada
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7120-dark-hollows
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    • 8 min
    Immersive resources (Topic Discussion)

    Immersive resources (Topic Discussion)

    As you probably know by now, I'm a very visual person. I love great illustrations in board games, hence my series "Let me illustrate" highlighting board game artists in the industry. At the same time, a board game with an amazing look alone is not enough. The gameplay needs to be great too and the rules must not be more complicated than necessary for the weight of the game. So in this article, I want to look at how important realistic resources are to me in games.

    Read the full article here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/06/21/immersive-resources-topic-discussion/

    Useful Links


    Let me illustrate podcast series: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/let-me-illustrate/
    Terra Mystica review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2019/06/01/terra-mystica/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)
    Background Music: Sinuswelle by Sascha Ende®
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/537-sinuswelle
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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    • 8 min
    Nemesis (Saturday Review)

    Nemesis (Saturday Review)

    Waking up from years of hibernation, all of us were a bit dazed and confused. Temporary amnesia was very common and while we all knew our names, we only had some basic memories of what had happened before or what we were meant to do. We weren't even sure which ship we were on, let alone its layout. When we saw that one of our colleagues was dead and had a gaping hole in their chest, we knew something was seriously wrong. Nobody was sure what caused our colleague's death. We knew we had to work together to get out of this nightmare, but the trust in each other had evaporated. So we set about exploring the ship and finding our Nemesis by Adam Kwapiński from Awaken Realms.

    Read the full review here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/06/18/nemesis-saturday-review/

    Useful Links


    Nemesis: https://awakenrealms.com/games/nemesis/
    Awaken Realms: https://awakenrealms.com/
    BGG listing: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/167355/nemesis
    Pandemic review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2020/01/18/pandemic-saturday-review/
    Sleeping Gods review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2021/03/27/sleeping-gods-saturday-review/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)
    Background Music: Alien motion picture soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith

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    • 9 min
    Roll and wrong (Topic Discussion)

    Roll and wrong (Topic Discussion)

    The genre of roll-and-something or something-and-write or whatever else there is these days has really grown in the last few years. To start with, there was a deluge of Yahtzee-style games, but soon the genre added themes and settings to try and draw people in and make them feel like they were exploring a map or fighting monsters. In this article, I want to talk about my experiences with roll-and-write games, as I will call them from here on in for the purpose of simplicity.

    Read the full article here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/06/14/roll-and-wrong-topic-discussion/

    Useful Links


    Aquamarine: https://www.postmarkgames.com/aquamarine
    Postmark Games: https://www.postmarkgames.com/
    Rory Muldoon interview: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2020/10/14/rory-muldoon-let-me-illustrate/
    UK Games Expo 2022 review: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/06/11/uk-games-expo-2022-saturday-review/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)

    If you want to support this podcast financially, please check out the links below:


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tabletopgamesblog
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    • 7 min
    UK Games Expo 2022 (Saturday Review)

    UK Games Expo 2022 (Saturday Review)

    The UK Games Expo is the largest hobby games convention in the United Kingdom. It covers all types of hobby games, including board games, card games, RPGs, war games and many, many more. After a break of a couple of years, I was finally ready to make my way up to the NEC, Birmingham again in 2022. However, this time, a friend from my games group joined me. I was really looking forward to finally meeting many of the people I only knew via social media. I also wanted to introduce myself to some of the publishers exhibiting there. My schedule was really full. It was going to be exhausting, but also a huge amount of fun.

    Read the full review here: https://tabletopgamesblog.com/2022/06/11/uk-games-expo-2022-saturday-review/

    Intro Music: Bomber (Sting) by Riot (https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/)

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    • 12 min

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