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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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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The Amazing Staying Power of the TCG: Part 2

We’re back again for part two of our article on the reasons why we all love TCGs so much (you can find part one here) that we just won’t let them die! The big three have been around for 20 years and more, and smaller, newer TCGs are popping up all the time – some manage to stick around, some … Continue reading

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The Amazing Staying Power of the TCG: Part 1

Trading Card Games, or TCGs, have been around for donkeys’ years now, and are recently experiencing a massive comeback, thanks in no small part to digital alternatives such as Magic Online and Pokémon Go bringing them back to the forefront of the societal hive mind. After the slump of the mid 2000s, many thought that, other than the big three … Continue reading

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Your Pokémon Cards – what Are They Worth? Part 2

The Pokémon franchise turned 20 this year, and sparked a huge resurgence of interest in the beloved characters and games! People have been raiding their lofts and garages for those old card collections, thinking that they might be worth something  – but are they? Last time we gave you some examples of the really valuable cards out there, and talked … Continue reading

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Your Pokémon Cards – What Are They Worth? Part 1

By now, regular visitors to the blog will know that the Pokémon franchise turned 20 in February of this year, and pretty much everyone in the developed world has heard about Pokémon Go, which was released in July as part of a flood of pocket monster products timed to celebrate the anniversary over the entire year! With the anniversary – … Continue reading

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TCGs and Computer Games – How Do They Measure Up?

Comparing the Big Three Trading Card Games, or TCGs, are a huge part of the tabletop gaming hobby, with dozens of TCGs available to choose from, popular with young and old gamers alike. People grow up playing their chosen TCG, and they return to it again and again; people collect the cards in the same way football stickers are collected, … 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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Raid the Wing with Yu Gi Oh!

  Collectors of Yu Gi Oh cards are being offered a boost thanks to the Wing Raiders booster sets, but what are you likely to find inside? The Konami Digital Entertainment set is billed as bringing new archetypes to boost deck-building abilities, opening new realms of exploration and supporting existing strategies. But what does this mean in reality, and what cards … Continue reading

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The Mythology Behind Innistrad – Part Two

Welcome to part two of our look into the myths and folktales that make up the gothic, frightening world of Innistrad! The new Shadows Over Innistrad set from Magic: the Gathering revisits the wildly popular Innistrad setting, which is populated with vampires, ghosts, werewolves and all manner of horror-movie monsters that will be familiar to pretty much anyone. We’re taking … Continue reading

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