Welcome to The Board Game Detective! The Board Game Detective is here to provide reviews of boardgames that are light on rules explanation and delve more into what the game feels like to play. Articles will centre on the author's praise and criticisms for the game. Each article will provide a brief theme and rules … Continue reading Welcome
We're off on an adventure in the Himalayas! You've been hired to map out routes for climbers on some of the lesser known peaks among the mountain ranges. As as a pioneer, this will be a dangerous and tricky undertaking. Setting out with your supplies and rope, you explore the face of the mountain, dealing … Continue reading Trek 12: Himalaya Review
If you are reading this post I'm going to guess you are pretty into boardgames. But how keen are you? Of course, in the world of boardgames we judge our peers by their game collections. And not by the games themselves, but pretty much just how nice they look on the shelf. Do they fit … Continue reading Shelfie Stacker Review
Salvēte General, welcome to your Mile Castle! Emperor Hadrian is pretty interested in keeping those pesky Picts out of his Empire, and you are in charge of this section of the wall. Of course building up a good defence and manning it with well trained soldiers is critical to the mission, but while you are … Continue reading Hadrian’s Wall Review
Psycho Killer caught my eye initially as it is a locally designed game right here in Canberra. It was initially Kickstarted in 2020, and after a successful campaign, it is now available through their website and locally. Inspired by retro slasher movies, this is a quick, take-that style hand management game where you must avoid injury and attacks from your 'friends'.
Welcome to the Provinces. Turmoil is afoot - the reign of a Tyrant can only last so long here before someone comes to make things right. Exiles from the outer lands are rallying troops and building support among the populace for an uprising, seeking to overthrow the Empire and build something new. The Chancellor of … Continue reading Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile Review
It's the future. Fusion is no longer 10 years away... it's here! What are we going to do with all this extra power? Well, build power hungry Maglevs trains of course. You've been put in charge of a company that seeks to make itself successful by providing transport services to Berlin and/or Manhattan. Of course, … Continue reading Maglev Metro Review
Bloody Oath! What an ambitious experience this game is promising to be. I'm not obligated to tell you anything about the quality of the gameplay in this 'unboxing' post, but TBGD is going to play a few games of Oath and publish a review in a few weeks, so keep an eye out! Oath is … Continue reading Oath: What’s in the box?
You awaken, staring down on a foggy distant realm. As you come to focus, thoughts flit through your mind of a dense jungle. Where you are looking as if by magic, it fades into existence. You try again - this time a mountain. It appears. Hmm. You think of rabbits, and they too appear in … Continue reading Gods Love Dinosaurs Review
Ah, I see you are here for your Nostalgia Injection. Well, let's get that sleeve rolled up and this won't hurt a bit. You should feel it taking effect now .... *harp scale*. You're a kid again. You've got but one care in the world - to build the best Fort. How will you do … Continue reading Fort Review
Every year, my friends and I have come together around the time of Thanksgiving in the US and throw a pot-luck style party. Everyone brings something 'ridiculously American' to share and we all eat until we feel sick and then slip into food comas. I don't want to offend any Americans with our bastardised Australian … Continue reading How I Ruined The Spirit of Thanksgiving with a Metagame