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BANG FOR YOUR BUCK?

Grown-ups want stuff. Gamers want stuff. We love handling components whilst parsing our next turn.  Rightly or wrongly, we can find ourselves assessing value for money in the board games we buy through the quality and quantity of the cardboard kit inside the box.  As a result, bits-for-your-buck can become an unfair, but unavoidable, consumer criteria. Strange […]

THE BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY

Kickstarter……Gamefound……..crowdfunding to get games (and practically every other consumable) from idea to inception is now as much a part of our hobby as meeples, dice, and drafting. But what seems to have started out as a platform to help the “little guys” get cardboard concepts off the ground without a corporate financial and support injection, […]

FRIENDLY LOCAL LIFEBLOOD

I went to my Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) at the weekend.  Now, if I had written that 18 months ago, you would have thought “so…..?”.  You would have been waiting with bated breath (or perhaps not – I am probably way overselling my storytelling skills!) for the great reveal. The unbelievable occurrence or event […]

SAGGY MARIGOLDS

Great name for a band, right?  Well, whilst Saggy Marigolds might be the best ensemble you’ve never heard of, it is in fact a pseudonym for a powerhouse of talent in my gaming group. And by talent, I don’t just mean around the board.  Two names. Two people. Two skill sets. See, now, you were expecting one […]

 
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