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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'.

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...

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...

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