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
If you haven't seen Avatar (the movie) (yes, the blue aliens one, not the blue forehead arrow one) please go and watch it quickly now so I can do a lazier job of writing this intro. Ok? Great. So ... It's Avatar the movie. Humans have turned up at the planet and against all statistical … Continue reading Circadians: Chaos Order Review
Hmm, how to introduce Project L? Usually I will write a little thematic opener here, but Project L has absolutely no pretence of theme whatsoever. It is a cold, hard abstract game, about doing puzzles and being efficient. Let's not waste any more time here, let's start the review! 1-4 Players | 20 Minutes | … Continue reading Project L Review
I've recently gotten the chance to explore High Frontier 4 All, the fourth edition of Phil Eklund's science based space exploration game. This post is somewhat of a first impressions write up, given I have only played the game twice at this point, and haven't fully explored the core game yet. I know there is … Continue reading High Frontier 4 All: Race for Glory!
Back before the USA was a thing, there was Rag-usa, the legendary hub of trading and industry! Looks like you will be taking a role in the construction of Ragusa itself, and helping to set up a bustling industry in the town. You will need to think carefully about where you set up your buildings, … Continue reading Ragusa Review
🎶Familiar yet altered music plays🎶 Welcome to Dinosaur IslandWorld! The Jurassic era themed park that is 100% legally distinct from any existing intellectual property! Dinosaurs have been around for anyone to see now for 10 years, and with local malls having the odd dinosaur display these days, it's time to take theme parks to the … Continue reading Dinosaur World Review
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