Our favourite games for two

You might be surprised to find out that despite running a board game bar and cafe many of the games we play are only two players. Quickie games on lunch breaks and late-night games after closing kinda end up with low player counts. But since it’s Valentine’s Day, I figure this is where I’m a […]

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Survive a heist gone wrong in “Never Bring A Knife”

Social Deduction party games are the bread and butter of our board game cafe library, in that they may not really be for everyone because dietary requirements, but those who love ’em really can’t get enough of them. Poor glutenous analogies aside, they are some of the most fiercely competitive short games for larger groups, […]

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A look at First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet

Lights were flashing everywhere. Once mostly green, the red LEDs were popping up with alarming frequency all through the master control panel. It meant that the base was breaking apart, piece by piece. We had lost oxygen production in our greenhouses, causing the seedlings to suffocate. The rover was several days into a journey across […]

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A Dwarf, Mage, Elf and Warrior walk into a bar. A review of Magic Maze!

A dwarf, an elf, a mage and a warrior have lost all their weapons and all their treasure. They can’t buy new weapons without treasure, but they can’t pillage new treasure without weapons. What are they to do? This isn’t the set up for a joke, it’s the basis of one of my favourite games. […]

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Holey Guacamole! A review of Avocado Smash!

Avocados have had a pretty serious wrap lately, with smashed-avo toast being a metaphor for the crumbling of the modern economy, and the failings of millennial culture in general. But who really wants to wallow in that junk? Make avocados fun again we say! Thankfully, the good folk at Ridley’s Games seem to have heard […]

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The real space race! A review of Selfish

Few games are as brutal in their goal as the new game Selfish. Whilst other games have you competing for points or land, Selfish has you fighting your friends for life itself. 2 – 5 players 7 years + Usually around 20 minutes In Selfish all the players are stranded in space and running out […]

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Last Organ Standing! A review of OrganATTACK!

In the effort to provide a completely objective review I’m going to start by saying that OrganATTACK! (heretofore to be known as Organ Attack) is brilliant and I won’t hear a bad word about it 😛 2 – 6 players 10 years + Usually around 20 minutes Based on the web comic The Awkward Yeti, […]

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Check out Escape from 100 Million B.C.

We just had a massive collection of new games hit our doorsteps, an among them is the fantastic ‘Escape from 100 Million B.C.”, a glorious blend of sci-fi and 90’s Saturday morning cartoon nostalgia! Check out this article from the Designer Kevin Wilson, and be sure to click here for a copy! Getting Lost in […]

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Check ’em out! Our top games of 2017

To help wrap up 2017 (and bring in 2018 right) we took a moment to look back at our favourite games that came out last year. This is our greatest hits list for 2017, if you missed any of them then it might be time to catch up 🙂 Disclaimer: We may have made up […]

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