If you play boardgames regularly with a varied group of people then you've almost certainly been exposed to a big range of personality types. Everyone is very different, and the great thing about the boardgaming community is it brings people together. Of course, the way that different people's personality traits shape their approach to gaming … Continue reading The 10 Boardgamer Archetypes! Which one are you?
All across the world, people want stuff! Interestingly, the places that those people who want stuff are located, typically don't produce all the stuff that those people want. Enter: the humble shipping Container. The box that nearly every good is transported in across land and sea. These good, ol' durable 40ft standardised steel crates flow … Continue reading Container: Jumbo Edition
After several years of playing (and owning) games I thought it might be interesting to take stock of my current and past collection, focusing on what the game means to me and why I like it. I got my first 'proper' boardgame in 2010 - Tobago, and since then I've added over 200 games to … Continue reading A Sentence About Every Game I’ve Owned – Part 1
Once every cycle, four to eight shadowy figures meet to decide the fate of planets from all corners of the galaxy. Where they meet up is a closely guarded secret. Who they truly work for, even more so. A formalised and highly civil system for making and taking bribes is observed. Oh, and they have … Continue reading Black Hole Council
Last weekend I spent three days at PAX Australia in Melbourne! It was a fantastic time, and I spent a chunk of my time there checking out new and upcoming games in the tabletop exhibition area (newly released/close to production games), as well as in the PAX Collaboratory (under development games looking for play testers … Continue reading PAXAus Indie Boardgame Round-up
Nyaar! (1960's American radio voice narrates:) Hey you there! The future of energy is here. Around the world, governments and industry are erecting energy infrastructure so that you at home can switch on your lights to read the paper, listen to important news bulletins on the wireless, and bake your Sunday roast with clean, quiet … Continue reading Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
It's game night and you've just sat down to a fresh round of Dominion. It's all set up, everyone has their hand drawn, and you just need to figure out who will go first! The rulebook says: 'The player who last ruled a kingdom begins the game". Ugggghhhhh.... your friend Jane, Queen of the local … Continue reading Chwazi: Finger Chooser