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This is where you'll find my incredibly erudite insights into life, board games and stuff. And nothing says erudite more than triple emphasis and the word 'stuff'.

August 9, 2020

So whether you are looking for some design inspiration or you just fancy having a look at some lush components - here you go!

August 2, 2020

I have bought more expensive crackers but even the higher end of the cracker 'gift' range includes a lot of useless tat. The Dark Imp Christmas Cracker offers an impressive solution to this quandry.

July 2, 2020

Quirk! is a quick to learn and play card game for 2 - 6 players aged 5+. You can adjust the level of challenge and the length of play from 15mins to up to 60mins. It contains two decks which makes it super flexible. 

The object of Quirk! is to collect the most sets of t...

June 22, 2020

The Buzzlebox, created by Dark Imp Games is a selection of games and puzzles delivered to your door for the whole family to play with and figure out together.

June 10, 2020

Get the orange segments ready, we're kicking off a game of Strikerz. 

Strikerz from Caper Games is a quick, fun 2 player game based on a game of Football (or soccer as it says on the box). Just as in football you need to score more goals than your opponent to win....

May 6, 2020

But it turns out, only having to get half the answers right is a lot harder than it sounds. 

Half Truth is the new quiz game from the brilliant minds of Richard Garfield (creator of Magic the Gathering) and Ken Jennings (a record-breaking Jeopardy contestant). Magic is...

April 28, 2020

If you've been to any of my events you'll know that usually you can tell me which game you have enjoyed and I can reliably recommend something you'll like. And, if you want to play a game but don't have enough players I can suggest a good alternative. But occasionally...

April 18, 2020

My favourite homework to be asked for help with is, unsurprisingly, 'make a board game of...' And with the kids going 'back to school' on Monday I thought I would share some game making ideas that all the family can get on board with!

They require varying amounts of equ...

April 2, 2020

The Cards or Die Board Games collection has been all over the place - pubs, cafes, weddings, corporate training, senior citizens groups, schools, dementia cafes, festivals and now they are heading online. 

For me board games are always about connecting with other people...

January 26, 2020

Unveil and apprehend the murderer in this clever sleuthing card game. 

Plays 2-6

Age 10+

Playing Time 30mins

"It is the brain, the little grey cells on which one must rely. One must seek out the truth within" Poirot.

In Death on the Cards you must work together, e...

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