Board Game Favourites With A Japanese Theme

Cool Mini Or Not are currently busy cooking up a big pot of hype for their upcoming samurai miniatures game, Rising Sun, and its Kickstarter which launches on March 7th. We have been treated to images of gorgeous miniatures (naturally) and some teasing hints at a gameplay that will include politics as much as it will combat – tea ceremonies and … Continue reading

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Christmas List – Stocking Sized Games

Big presents are great. Everyone likes getting a really hefty box, gift-wrapped with their name on the tag. But let’s face it – they can’t always be big ones! Sometimes you need to give something smaller, whether it’s because you’re keeping to a budget for a Secret Santa or you’re looking to fill up a stocking. And Christmas shopping can … Continue reading

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X Wing: 4 is the New 3!

TO Harrison Sharp returns with musings on the changes in X Wing’s Metagame since the release of Wave 4, and how it affects your game. Is it for better or for worse? Read on to see what Harri thinks, and be sure to leave your opinion in the comments section beneath! ************************************************** Welcome back, fellow wild space fringers! Today I’m … 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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GameSpot: Arcane Wonders

Arcane Wonders haven’t got a huge catalogue of games to their name, but that’s kind of their point. They dedicate themselves to producing only a few games each year, but really working hard to make sure those few games are of the highest quality they can make them. As a result, Arcane Wonders games are stunning to look at and … Continue reading

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How to Create a Great RPG Character

If you’re not an experienced tabletop roleplayer, or if you’re jumping into a system that is new for you, it can be a pretty daunting experience. Just looking at a fresh, empty character sheet can be enough to give you a headache, never mind playing the actual game! All those numbers, all those different boxes – it’s like some secret … Continue reading

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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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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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