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January blues best beaten with a board game – Here’s a few to muse

As the early dark nights persist, rain and wind keeping you indoors, do not despair and don’t reach for a screen. Board Games are scientifically proven to make you smarter, slow down cognitive decline and are not so scientifically proven to make you smile more (but factually correct) and also …

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Happy Two’s day

It is the 22-2-22 a very rare occurrence of a date being both a palindrome and an ambigram, read it forwards, backwards and upside down – The next one will be March 3rd 2033 and of course today happens to be my Gran’s 92nd birthday too. Here’s some games from …

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Ten irritating board gamer habits and how to spot them

Whilst we’ll be doing Christmas very differently in many ways this year, games will be played and drinks will be drunk and last year 80% of folk sat down with family and friends to play a game. In a market that is set to be worth £9bn by 2023 and …

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Family games to bust Boxing Day boredom

Ye Ole Telegraph gave me a platform to round up my favourite family games, HERE  it is brilliant (if I say so myself). https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/0/best-family-board-games-christmas-2020/

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The Crew – The Quest for Planet Nine bags a gong

They’ve been chewing down to their cuticles and had butterflies in their bellies at Kosmos Games UK of late.  Two nominations a couple of months back for their games The Crew and My City from the Spiel des Jahres jury. Today, the news arrives that The Crew – Quest for …

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Fancy yourself as a Karate Kidult?

    Fresh from YULU is Break the Board, described as a hard-hitting, fast-action electronic game by them, we’re calling it Bonsai BopIt. Follow the lights and they’ll indicate you to chop (up/down), Strike (in/out), and Swipe (left/right)  through the levels and, if the game senses you’re Miyagi enough, will …

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Some of the best board games we’ve played in 2019

Another stonking year for the board and party game market, a raft of new titles, the emergence of new categories, sales still on the increase and the promise of even more gaming goodness in 2020 – For now here are some of our favourite (not-too-intense) lighter weight games for some …

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Board game bonanza near Birmingham

Get yourselves up to the NEC this weekend (West Midlands for you non-UK types) and visit a three day gathering of all the great and the good of the now not-so-geeky board game scene. The UK Games Expo started life 13 years ago as a relatively small affair but now …

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Board Games for Boxing Day boredom busting

Board Game Clubbin'

Take a moment before you enter those dark corners of your cupboards and dust off those dog eared “bored” games. They needn’t make their annual pilgrimage this year, there are so very many new titles in town. We’ve rated all our games on three criteria: Snigger score – It’ll rate …

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