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Video: Dark Imp games for 5 or more players

Video: Dark Imp games for 5 or more players

In this video, Ellie talks about the Dark Imp games for five or more players. There are the cracker games, the placemat games, mini town and three of the coaster games! Lots to choose from. Best of all, lots of these games are playable with any number of players and...

How to play Newmarket

How to play Newmarket

In this blog and supporting video, we look at how to play Newmarket.   A family game Newmarket is a card game of luck which revolves around betting money on four horses and hoping that your horse comes in. The game is suitable for the whole family, even young...

Video: Teaming up to play Dark Imp Games

Video: Teaming up to play Dark Imp Games

From time to time, players like to join up together and play as a team, rather than as individual players. This can work really well for children who are a little anxious or those who can't deal very well with losing. Shared responsibilities for decision-making in the...

What is Worker Placement?

What is Worker Placement?

In this blog: Ellie explains what ‘worker placement’ means in board gaming.  There are all sorts of terms used within board gaming to describe the mechanics of a game. Familiarity with the jargon helps us to define the types of games we enjoy and find new ones to add...

Update: A competition win and a ton of press coverage

Update: A competition win and a ton of press coverage

The Dark Imp wins Theo Paphitis's Small Business Sunday Competition! Last week Theo Paphitis - the successful entrepreneur and business mogul from BBC's Dragon's Den - announced the winners of his Small Business Sunday (SBS) competition, in which he rewards small...

Video: Navigating age guidelines on board games

Video: Navigating age guidelines on board games

Board games usually have age guidelines on them. But how are these guidelines determined? And how closely should you follow them? Ellie talks you through the different things that might contribute to the age guidelines and explains her own approach.  ...

Alfie reviews… Coup

Alfie reviews… Coup

Alfie Dix, 18, reviews board games that he plays with the family and subsequently with groups of friends. Here’s his review of Coup. Deception runs amok in the world of Coup and a thin line separates you from the average citizen. Unacceptable! As the head of your...

Video: The Dark Imp Virtual Christmas Market Stall

Video: The Dark Imp Virtual Christmas Market Stall

2020 is the year of the virtual Christmas market. This video shows you all our wonderful (and totally original) games - stuff stockings, pile presents under the tree and tick everyone off the list! We've got... themed BuzzleBoxes containing a mix of games and puzzles,...

Jessica Metheringham’s Eight Games

Jessica Metheringham’s Eight Games

In Eight Games different board gamers share the eight games they’d select in eight different situations. The links are given to Board Game Geek listings for you to find out more.  This month Jessica Metheringham shares her Eight Games. Jess runs Dissent Games, mixing...

Video: Which game should I choose?

Video: Which game should I choose?

I often get the question, "Which Dark Imp game do you recommend for me and my family?" That's hard to answer because every family is different. So in this video, I tell you about the games with a focus on which families will love them and which might want to avoid...

The Brown Sign Challenge

The Brown Sign Challenge

I've you've been keeping up with The Dark Imp blog, you'll know that my family loves a treasure hunt or challenge, and this post is about another... The Brown Sign Challenge. The concept is simple, but works best when you're in an area you don't know very well. I've...