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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'.

December 8, 2019

I firmly believe that there isn't an age limit on games. Maybe it was because I was raised on games that proudly boasted their upper limit as 99 years of age. The likes of Spears, Waddingtons and MB knew all along that good games are good for everyone. As adults we don...

November 7, 2019

Part One

From the makers of Sub Terra comes an adventure like no other...

Well, actually it's a bit like Indiana Jones - if instead of triggering a large rolling rock, Indie had unleashed a terrifying torrent of red hot lava. Between 1 and 6 intrepid cavers will adventur...

September 3, 2019

Before we get on to the nitty gritty details of the game there are some things I need to tell you. When I moved in with my partner I had 150 board games, me and my partner had lots of books. They all lived happily together, nestled on the book shelves. As my games coll...

July 22, 2019

Every month Lisa Bourne of Time to Change Leeds, holds a board gaming meet up at Abbey House Museum. It is one of a range of events that she runs to raise awareness of mental health and also tackle social isolation. I go every month and now co-host the event, supplemen...

July 7, 2019

I was sure it was in my bag but now I've emptied my bag out and it definitely isn't there. Maybe the dog ate it... again....

Aiming to do a fortnightly blog is usually fine, but some weeks life just gets in the way... here's what's been occupying me for the last couple...

June 9, 2019

As the 'games haul' posts insinuate their way on to your various social media feeds, making you wonder if you missed out on the next big thing, and the moaners moan about the size or the temperature or something; I'm bringing you something a bit different.

It's hard not...

May 26, 2019

I don't want to say anything negative about Janice from Wren Games, I'm the last person to cast aspersions. She seems lovely - kind, warm, smiley. But I get the distinct impression she is trying to kill me. 

Every time I triumph in Assembly - meticulously locking b...

May 12, 2019

If you're familiar with the just a card campaign you'll have heard that every time someone supports an independent business the owner does a happy dance. I imagine that when the last copies of Wibbell Plus Plus and Kitty Cataclysm were posted that Bez of Stuff By Bez d...

April 14, 2019

The last two weeks have been crazy. My mental health has been erratic and thoroughly rubbish. Last Sunday I could not collect my thoughts to write a blog post at all. I tried to review a game but couldn't convince myself that my opinion was worth setting down on paper....

March 31, 2019

The Old Hellfire Club

Plays: 2-6

Time: 45- 60mins

Age: 14+

Created by Jamie Frew

What did you do this weekend? I hung out at the Old Hellfire Club with some old braggarts I know. We quaffed gin and they tried to impress me with their tales of derring do. They're a bunch of...

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