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  • REVIEW: Scythe from Stonemaier Games June 28, 2016 Scythe_BOX_render02-e1440099063319-1024x893

    REVIEW SCYTHE After tons of online hype and some waiting, it arrived in my mailbox last Tuesday .. and then the wait ’til the weekend and game day started! SCYTHE! Created by lead designer Jamey Stegmaier with the assistance of Morten Monrad Pedersen ...

  • REVIEW: Ready Check! November 24, 2015 ready check

    REVIEW : READY CHECK   OVERVIEW Ready Check is a card game by 2HandsomeGames that is inspired by similar fast paced, tongue in cheek games like Munchkin; loaded with in-jokes, stereotypes and things that any current or former MMORPG player can truly appreciate. Essentially you ...

  • REVIEW : Fantasy Coins and Bars May 8, 2015 fantasy coins banner

    TABLETOP GAME ACCESSORY REVIEW FANTASY COINS AND BARS Written by James Campbell of I Will Never Grow Up Gaming on May 8th, 2015 If you play board games you’ve encountered all manner of paper play money and cardboard coins and tokens and the ...

  • FMGCon2014 Recap September 11, 2014 fmgcon 2014 stacked

    September 11th, 2014 4TH ANNUAL FIELD MARSHAL GAMING CONVENTION 2 DAYS OF CASUAL, FRIENDLY, OPEN GAMING – A SHORT RECAP – I Will Never Grow Up Gaming attended, and co-sponsored, the 4th Annual Field Marshal Gaming Convention in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada held on September ...

  • The Best Cooperative Board Games July 2, 2014

    Everyone’s a Winner With The Best Cooperative Board Games From BestBoardGamesList.com Competition is fun. Being the winner is really fun. Being the loser, however, not as fun. That’s why the best cooperative board games can be so useful and unique: if I ...

  • Surviving Gaming Conventions May 17, 2014 PAX-East-2013-Tabletop

    Tips for Surviving Gaming Conventions   You are in a room, possibly a very large room. It has many tables, chairs, and most of all people. These people will become your aquaintences, friends, and even temporary family. You are at a gaming convention ...

  • Preview – Maha Yodha, “The Greatest Warrior” – Card Game April 28, 2014 1800317_467004896762564_1766526876_n

    April 28th, 2014 Maha Yodha means ‘the greatest warrior’ in Sanskrit. Maha Yodha also happens to be the name of a card game that celebrates the rich mythology and ancient culture of the Hindu faith, which has not really been explored (if at ...

  • Review : X-Wing Miniatures Game stays on target! March 21, 2014

    March 21st, 2014 Overview of the Game The X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship to ship miniatures game that puts you in control of a squadron of Imperial or Rebel starfighters from the Galactic Civil War era of the Star Wars ...

  • DIY – How to Build a Lightsaber February 18, 2014

    HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN LIGHTSABER – A DIY TUTORIAL INFOGRAPHIC – On November 14th, 2012, Herbert Pocket (www.herbertpocket.co.uk) posted up an infographic on how to make your own lightsber.  I thought it was too epic not to share here having recently ...

  • ForgeWorld product releases accidentally leaked? January 9, 2014 red butcher - Copy

    January 9th, 2014 Has someone over at ForgeWorld seriously messed up?  Or was this merely a brilliant publicity play?  You decide.  Forgeworlds Winter Catalogue Supplement sheet with all kinds of new (as yet unannounced) releases “leaked” earlier today.  Some of this stuff has ...

  • #CardsAgainstHumanity donates money to Donorschoose.org! December 24, 2013 cardsagainsthumanity-300x169

    Recently the folks at Cards Against Humanity ran a promotion. For $12 you got 12 mystery gifts over the course of 12 days. 100,000 people bought into it, and I’ll admit, I was one of them (Just can’t get enough #CaH)! What ...

  • Article : Why Cosplay? September 9, 2013

    The ladies over at GeekXGirls have written a fantastic article about CosPlayers entitled “Why Cosplay?” Check it out if you get the chance.  http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=947

  • The 20 Most Popular Board Games (Of all time) (In pictures) August 5, 2013

    Are you thinking of hosting a board game night? Do you have a yearning for the good old days of board games? If so, (or even just out of interest) check out this list of the 20 most popular board ...

  • Mechanics and Meeples talks Psychology in Board Gaming May 30, 2013 coverpic

    May 30th, 2013 Mechanics and Meeples posted the first of an ongoing series of articles where they discuss the psychology aspect of board games. In this post they focus on the concept of loss aversion. The Basics of Loss Aversion Reiner Knizia’s Ra (1999) is always ...

  • The Significance of Board Games May 9, 2013

    May 9th, 2013 Robert Florence, over at the New Statesman, posted an article regarding the significance of board games in our time entitled “The Hideout : Why board games matter”.  It’s a good read, check it out!  (Here’s a select portion ...

  • War Report : Axis and Allies WW1 1914 – A Second time around! April 9, 2013

    Axis and Allies World War 1 – 1914 : Game 2 We played our second game of the newest Axis and Allies variation : World War One – 1914 this past weekend. Like the first game we played by what’s in the rulebook ...

  • Review : Axis and Allies 1914 March 21, 2013

    March 21st, 2013 Axis and Allies 1914 : The Great War (WW1), a Review The setting : FieldMarshal Games bunker The combatants : Jeremy (FieldMarshal Games), Luke (Makerlight Studios), James (I Will Never Grow Up Gaming) Time taken to play : 4 hours Victory : ...

  • Review : Star Wars LCG by FFG February 7, 2013

    Originally published on January 25th at Anatoli’s Game Room First Impressions of the Star Wars Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games       Thomas introduced me to the recent Fantasy Flight Games “Living card game”, Star Wars. Unfortunately my brain was ...

  • Review : Cards Against Humanity November 19, 2012

    Cards Against Humanity Card based Party Game (Not recommended for children or those without a sense of humour) This weekend I got the opportunity to go to a friends Games Night.  While there I sat in on a game of “Cards Against Humanity“.  Within ...

  • Review : Part 2 – JTFM Diewaffenkammer SdKfz. 251/1C Halftracks in 28mm/1:56 scale August 28, 2012

    Hello again!  I know, I know, it’s been a long time since Part 1 of this review.  Life seems to have gotten away with me and, although these vehicles have been assembled and painted for some time now I simply ...

  • Historical Board Gaming Battle Pieces – Review July 22, 2012

    Historical Board Gaming Battle Pieces Review Overview Overall the battle pieces from Historical Board Gaming are definitely superior to out of box Axis and Allies pieces in detail and general feel.   Some of the sizes could probably use a little bit of ...

  • Review : Part 1 – JTFM Diewaffenkammer SdKfz. 251/1C Halftracks in 28mm/1:56 scale June 11, 2012

    Last week I recieved my newest order of Resin cast WW2 Miniature vehicles from JTFM Enterprises (Diewaffenkammer), a Zug (platoon) of 3 German SdKfz. 251/1C Halftracks (Hanomag’s) in 1:56 scale!  I had ordered these direct from JTFM Enterprises and, while it ...

  • Axis and Allies, Spring 1942 May 4, 2012

    First of all, I must state that this is a wonderful Axis & Allies title – and I nearly own them all! (There are so many variations of the main game that if you are reading this then the chances ...

  • Axis and Allies 50th Anniversary Edition May 1, 2012

    This game was released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of its publisher, Avalon Hill and is more advanced than the standard Axis & Allies game. Whilst there are many variants, this is the version that I would recommend to more experienced ...

  • Settlers of Catan 5-6 Player Expansion May 1, 2012

    This is a short review for the Settlers of Catan – 5-6 Player Extension set. To make any use out of this set, you will need the following: The Settlers of Catan This 5-6 player expansion allows another two players to join the ...

  • Catan – Cities and Knights May 1, 2012

    Well, what can I say about this glorious title… I trust you are already familiar with the standard/basic Settlers of Catan game? Good. Then let us begin! It uses all the normal rules of the basic Settlers and builds upon it ...