It's been a rather tumultuous couple of weeks, but I've finally got around to having enough headspace to collate some thoughts on my experiences this year at the UK Games Expo at the NEC in early June. With attendance coming in at not far off 22,000 this year, the size of this event has grown… Continue reading UKGE 2018 – My first volunteering event!
UKGE 2018 is almost upon us. By tomorrow evening, I'll be primed and ready as part of the demo team for Alleycat games. This is my first year as a volunteer, and I'm really looking forward to the experience. As usual, the amount of new games coming out is vast, and I'm sure there are… Continue reading Anticipated games I’ll be exploring at UKGE 2018
For anyone looking for a dungeon crawling adventure, look no further than the world of Gloomhaven by Isaac Childres. Published by Cephalofair, this is a game of epic proportions, set in a world which is affected by choices your party makes. A narrative is effected through missions and cards to help or thwart various denizens… Continue reading Gloomhaven Review (no spoilers)
For decades we have followed the fortunes of intrepid adventurers in roleplay games and boardgames such as Talisman and Descent as they have undertaken perilous journeys, encountered a multitude of creatures and explored dungeons, sewers, castles and forgotten temples where many would fear to tread. Dungeon Lords enabled us to create dungeons complete with traps… Continue reading Cavern Tavern – Game Review
Demos, Games and Events from UKGE 2017!
It's dark, and as one of the few remaining human crew members, you try to make your way to one of the escape pods of the damaged spaceship SELVA. You creep around, sector, by sector, trying to keep your location a secret from the malevolent flesh-eating aliens lurking aboard. Klunk! ... you've disturbed some debris… Continue reading Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space – Game Review
As winner of Spiel des Jahre in 2000, Metro was far from a newly released game when I picked it up at UKGE at the beginning of June. It's designed by Dirk Henn (Ticket to Ride, Alhambra) so I thought it would be worth a look. I wasn't disappointed. This is a great game of… Continue reading Metro
Sunday of the Expo was a bright and early start, in order to try and hit the breakfast before the rush. Rooms were emptied and cars were packed for an early checkout so that we didn't have to return to the hotel just for that purpose. We were early into the main hall, and found… Continue reading UKGames Expo 2016 – Sunday
Saturday dawned, and it was time for day two of the expo. Vicky and I had arranged to go for breakfast at 8.30 am, under the misapprehension that some of the late night gamers would not be up early. It turns out that we vastly underestimated the sheer volume of residents already waiting for breakfast.… Continue reading UKGamesExpo 2016 – Saturday
So this is me, entering into the world of blog writing .... again. A few months ago it seemed like a great idea to blog about things which I enjoy. This I started, but soon I lost momentum and hadn't posted for some time. My intention wasn't to start completely over, but in trying transferring… Continue reading Introductory Post