Magic: Women in Eldritch Moon (Part One)

Tracey has been getting thoughtful about the male to female ratio of characters in Magic: the Gathering’s Eldritch Moon; here – part one of a two-part article – she shares her thoughts with us. Be warned – there are spoilers ahead: ************* So. I’m a girl (here’s a photo to prove it) and us females of the geek species have … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 1)

Tracey brings us the first in a set of three articles exploring the Lovecraftian themes in Magic: the Gathering’s latest set, Eldritch Moon. Be warned- there are spoilers ahead, both for the Eldritch Moon story and for Lovecraft’s work! Now – are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin … HP Lovecraft may not have been all that successful in his … 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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Dungeon Saga – Hero Quest Resurrected?

Today we have a wonderful review of the newly released Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest, released by Mantic Games. Martin Almand took a copy home recently and was very impressed by it – here’s why: ******* Before we begin our little trek today, let us first go back to Christmas 1989. Lots of presents under the tree, the smell … Continue reading

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Halloween Recommendations

Hallowe’en Games Hello, Tracey here! I don’t know about you lot, but I’m getting well into the Hallowe’en spirit! Even though it’s not as big in the UK as it is in the States, we can still have plenty of spooky fun over here! But for those of us who may not fancy pulling on a costume and drinking gruesomely-named … Continue reading

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