GameSpot – Bézier Games

With Christmas looming on the horizon, we’re getting back to our GameSpot articles, looking at the offerings of a particular games company. This time we’re looking at Bézier Games!   Bézier Games is an American manufacturer and publisher of board games and card games, started in 2006 by Ted Alspach with the game Start Player. Since then Bézier Games has … 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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GameSpot: Avalon Hill

Avalon Hill Games, Inc. is a game company that specializes in wargames and strategic board games. It has also published the occasional role-playing game, and had a popular line of sports simulations. Established in 1954 as The Avalon Game Company, it is now a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast, who famously bring us Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons! Avalon Hill pioneered many of … Continue reading

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GamesGrabr on the Dark Souls Board Game!

You all know about the Dark Souls board game by now – we got rather excited about it when the Kickstarter was announced, and after it pulled in an incredible £3.7 million to date (you can still get in a late pledge!) board gamers everywhere were talking about it! The excitement is still high as the Steamforged team get well … Continue reading

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GameSpot: Ares Games

Ares Games are an Italian board game publisher established in 2011, with the aim to create quality hobby products for an international audience. They are best known for the award-winning War of the Ring board game, and the Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory miniatures games. Here’s a rundown of those games: Wings of Glory Wings of Glory is … Continue reading

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Essential Accessories for Tabletop Gaming

Accessories – they’re just money-spinners, right? Add-on sales designed to part you with your hard earned cash, nothing more. You don’t need them; the games would be just as much fun without them, right? Well, yes and no. The games will still be fun, of course, but many accessories actually do provide a level of comfort or convenience that makes … 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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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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Board in the City – A New Gaming Venue for Southampton – Opening Date Announced!

Late last year we reported on a Kickstarter for a gaming cafe in Southampton. Things have gone well for them, because in a matter of weeks the Board in the City CIC Gaming Cafe will open its doors for the first time! Yes, from Saturday the 5th of March, they’ll be open for you to pop down and play some … Continue reading

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