Wits & Wagers Review

  Overview: The story: PARTY!! Christmastime, with the whole family, all together. ‘Who wants to play a game?!’ Heads turn. ‘I’ve got this trivia game. Great fun.’  You see that everyone thinks: ‘OK, could be fun. We don’t have anything better to do, do we?’  Your aunt does have something better to do and stands up to refill her glass with more wine. The other family members, it’s too late for them, team up […]

Printemplaying: Maquis

You play as members of the French Resistance, Maquisards, during World War II. Your objective is to free your beloved France, starting with this town your are in.      Maquis is a worker placement game from designer Jake Staines. You, a group of three maquisards, are stationed in a town and your goal is to complete two missions within 15 days. A missions could be destroying a train or distribute an underground newspaper.  […]

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island Review

    Overview: The story: It’s been six months. Six months since I’ve seen my wife, my son. Six months since we washed up on the beach of this wretched island. I’ve been lying here for hours, staring at the clear blue sky. It’s extremely hot and I’m exhausted. Last night has taken its toll. We had to defend our camp against a hungry leopard. The roof of the tent has been destroyed and […]

Printemplaying: Black Sheep and White Sheep

A 2-player game from designer Jason Lin. You have to print a credit card sized board, a bridge with four spaces. You also need five similar coins for the black player and five smaller or larger coins for the white player. You can also use wooden sheep. You shake your sheep (I’m really writing this, am I?) and drop them on the table (the horror..) to see which sheep are standing up and which […]

Timeline: Inventions Review

Overview: The story: History class all over again. What you get for your money: 109 cards and the rules. How do you play the game: A different kind of history class. At least, I never had to learn when the cork was invented. There are 109 cards with pictures and names of many inventions on the front. On the back of these cards you find the same picture, but you also find the date […]

Printemplaying: This Town Aint Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us

A Wild West themed game from designers Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim. This game was Kickstarted by Tasty Minstrel Games in February this year as a pay what you want campaign. They reached their goal, threw in a couple expansions, but the print and play version of the base game is still available on bgg. This Town Aint Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us is a two to four player micro tile-laying game. […]

Seasons Review

    ‘We are finally here, dear Lewis.’ ‘I, I see, Master, I see. I’m excited. Really excited!’ The two strange looking creatures walked through the tall trees, slowly approaching the brightly coloured tents, huddled together in a small opening in the middle of the dark forest . ‘We are going to beat them this time, dear Lewis. I know it. I feel it.’ Lewis rubbed his eyes, straightened his jacket and looked up […]

Mr. Jack in New York Review

November 1888: Dr. Francis Tumblety, an American quack got arrested by the Metropolitan Police on charges of gross indecency. He was bailed some time later, fled to France and then took a steamboat across the Atlantic to New York city. In a letter from Chief Inspector Littlechild to a journalist years later, he mentioned the name of the doctor as a possible suspect of having committed the “Jack the Ripper” murders. Did they let […]