Being a Girl Gamer

I’m a gamer. I love all kinds of games; I’m addicted to puzzle games on my phone, I love gathering around a good board game with friends, I adore tabletop RPGs and Live Action Roleplay, and I’m a huge fan of the Fallout series and Elder Scrolls Online (to name only a couple) on my PC (I never really got … Continue reading

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2017 – Year of the Horror Game? Part 1

Recently, Checkpoint published a great article declaring 2017 to be the ‘Year of the Horror Game’. They were talking about computer games, citing some exciting names like Resident Evil 7, Get Even, Agony, Outlast 2, and – one I’m particularly excited about – Call of Cthulhu! We can’t fault their reasoning as far as video games go, but will it … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Games of 2016

2016 was a pretty good year for tabletop gaming, even while the world news was turbulent, to say the least! But here in the hobby, we saw D&D hit the forefront of popular culture (or at least get close to it) with shows like Critical Role and Stranger Things; we saw new TCGs appear while Pokémon had a gigantic comeback; … Continue reading

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Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition – The First Adventure!

So I’m a big Lovecraft fan, and any time they bring out a new Lovecraft board game I get excited! Given how much I loved Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror, I felt it was a safe bet that I’d enjoy Mansions of Madness, but the Keeper role always put me off – I’m just not a big fan of games … 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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Video Games on the Tabletop

With the announcement that Steamforged are going to be making a Dark Souls board game – the Kickstarter is live now, and after reaching its goal in a breathtaking three minutes, has amassed over 10,000 pledges and over £1 million in funds! – we got a little bit excited! Hot on the heels of that we heard that Cool Mini … Continue reading

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Solo Play Board Games

You’ve got a new board game, you’re dying to try it out, but none of your friends can come round for a game night for another week! Or maybe you’re home alone and there’s a power cut, or you just don’t feel like turning on the tv or the computer. What do you do? Why not play a board game … Continue reading

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The Most Anticipated Board Games of 2016?

The fantastic folks over at Board Game Geek have set up a vote on what the most hotly anticipated board games of 2016 will be, and have taken hundreds of nominations for the list in loads of different categories! The list is vast and exhaustive, so if you want to cast your vote, or if you just want to pick … Continue reading

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Making Miniatures: Catwoman

I love assembling and painting miniatures; the care and creativity that it takes is the best part of the hobby for me. I love painting to themes, modifying the miniatures and generally just playing around with them! After moving from Warhammer to Malifaux, I noticed some marked differences in the miniatures and how they’re both moulded and presented to us … Continue reading

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