Monthly Archives: May 2016

X Wing: Regional Tournament 2016

TO and X Wing fanatic Harrison Sharp is back with another report from the field! Here’s how he got on at the Regionals: ****************** Greetings Holonet! Sorry it’s taken so long to get my thoughts down for this one, it’s been pretty hectic in my little slice of the outer rim! But I have finally got some time to myself … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Board Games

The recent surge in popularity for board games – and tabletop gaming in general – has brought us a wide and varied game market, filled with all manner of fantastic, complex and bizarre games! There are abstract games, educational games, trivia games, strategy games, roleplaying games, games with miniatures, games with and without boards … we could go on and … Continue reading

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Digital Game Aides – Opening Up Solo Play

Ever been really in the mood to play a game, but you can’t find anyone to play with? Or maybe you’re teaching a new player how to play and you ‘re struggling with playing against them at the same time? Or perhaps you’re preparing for a tournament and you need some last-minute practice with your list? Well, former pilot and … Continue reading

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Tips to Get Your Friends Into Tabletop Gaming

You know how it is – you have a great new game that you’re dying to play, but you don’t have enough friends who are into tabletop gaming to really give it the number of players it deserves. But when you try to get your friends into gaming, they respond with scorn or confusion. Because board games are either for … Continue reading

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GameSpot: Alderac Entertainment Group

Hello gamers! Today we’re beginning a new blog feature called GameSpot, where we take a look at one gaming company and the games they provide. Since there are many companies out there all bringing us great games, we couldn’t choose a favourite to start off with, so we’re starting alphabetically, with Alderac Entertainment Group! Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG as … Continue reading

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Guild Ball – An Introduction

Miniatures fanatic Martin Almand has returned to us with an incredibly well-timed article on our newest game in our Miniatures range: Guild Ball! If you’re wondering what it’s all about, just read on as Martin takes us through the basics of this fast, frantic and beautifully presented game: *********************** The crowd are cheering, even though the rain is pouring down … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th – Tabletop Terror!

Friday the 13th – a date feared by many across the globe as a date rife with bad omens and ill luck! Bad news, friends – it’s tomorrow! But why all the fuss? The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví, meaning ‘Friday’ , and dekatreís, meaning ‘thirteen’. The superstition surrounding this day may have … Continue reading

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X Wing: Having Fun With Formats.

TO Harrison Sharp somehow finds time to occasionally play X Wing outside of tournaments – we know, we can’t believe it either! Here he considers the merits of formats other than the usual dogfights, that help to keep the game fresh and get you using ships you wouldn’t normally otherwise play: ************** Greetings fellow pilots; have the standard 100 point … Continue reading

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Ordinance and You.

TO and X Wing guru Harrison Sharp gives Ordinance a second chance! Here he tells us why it’s worth you taking another look at this seldom-used part of the game. ***************** Greetings, Holonet! I’ve been scouting out the Wave 8 meta – yes that was a pun – and boy, have things changed for Ordinance! Before this wave hit, missiles … Continue reading

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