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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The Rise of the Miniature!

I love miniatures. It is not unknown for me to purchase a board game chiefly because I love the miniatures in it (Labyrinth), or to buy miniatures from a game just to paint and display (Batman, Guild Ball). I’ve spent hours painting my Mansions of Madness miniatures, I drool over the Malifaux faction boxes (damn, those Neverborn are so cool!), … Continue reading

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2017 – Year of the Horror Game? Part 2

Welcome back to our look into the weird and wonderful horror board games that are heading our way this year (you can read part one here)! Is 2017 going to be the Year of the Horror Game for the tabletop? Let’s look at more of the suspects: Fantasy Horror It’s about time we got off of the Lovecraftian games 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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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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The Mythology Behind Innistrad – Part One

This month’s return to the plane of Innistrad in the new Magic: the Gathering set, Shadows Over Innistrad, returns us to the gloriously dark, gothic world first introduced in 2011. Populated by vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and all manner of supernatural horrors, the human inhabitants live in close-knit settlements, protected by the watchful eye of the god-like Avacyn and her … 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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Breaking News: Mantic Games and The Walking Dead – Official Press Release!

Mantic Games make amazing games – we’re already big Dungeon Saga fans here = and when the news broke about them acquiring the rights to make a game for The Walking Dead, there was much happiness in the CCHQ office! Enough babbling from me, here’s the official press release: ***** Mantic Games – Press Release – 1/5/15 Mantic Games is pleased … Continue reading

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