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Video: Uranus! Preview

Video: Uranus! Preview

Here's a sneak peek of our new game - Uranus! - which is coming to Kickstarter in early March. It's a cooperative 'write and erase' network builder for 3-6 players. You are the ruler of one of six alien races, each with their own special powers, which inhabit the...

How to play The Grand Opening

How to play The Grand Opening

Find out how to play The Grand Opening - our new downloadable print & play 'roll and write' game. Any number of players can play The Grand Opening - you can even play via Zoom. All you need are two six-sided dice and a pen and scoresheet for each player. You’ve...

How to play Spoons

How to play Spoons

Quick Links Introduction How to Play Spoons Thoughts about the game Other great Family Games 'How to play' Video Introduction: A fun family card game Spoons is a fun family card game that's easy to learn and quick to play... but you'll want to play it over and over....

Update: Year round Christmas and an exciting announcement!

Update: Year round Christmas and an exciting announcement!

New Radio Station... New Show On 30th January a new radio station is launching. Teacher Hug Radio is aimed at teachers. It's strap-line is 'The soundtrack to your teaching career." From 14th February I'll have my own show on Teacher Hug Radio. The Game School is a...

What is a programming game?

What is a programming game?

In this blog: Ellie explains what ‘programming’ 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 to...

Video: Two new downloadable print and play games

Video: Two new downloadable print and play games

Presenting two new Dark Imp Games: Bank or Bust and Lingo Land. Both games are downloadable print & play games that can be played with any number of players and standard six-sided dice. Bank or Bust is a push your luck game where you'll have to hold your nerve to...

Update: New games, new kickstarter, new articles

Update: New games, new kickstarter, new articles

It's been a little while since my last update. The run up to Christmas was bonkers (in a good way) and then I decided to have a proper couple of weeks off. Now I'm firmly back in the driving seat, relaxed and recuperated and able to update you on Dark Imp news from...

How to play Lingo Land

How to play Lingo Land

Find out how to play Lingo Land - our new downloadable print & play word game. Lingo Land is another game in our series of roll & writes for any number of players. The King of Lingo Land sets all visitors a task and only the highest performers are admitted....

Alfie reviews… Five Tribes

Alfie reviews… Five Tribes

Alfie Dix, 18, reviews board games that he plays with the family and subsequently with groups of friends. Here’s his review of Five Tribes. The City-state is leaderless, an accident I suppose, and your loyal caravan stands beside you. They patiently await your orders....

Video: 6 ways to get your family playing more games

Video: 6 ways to get your family playing more games

So you've had a wonderful time playing board games with the family over the Christmas period. You've realised that you don't want this to be just something that happens at Christmas. You need to make a change! Here are six ways to get your family playing more games in...

How to play Bank or Bust

How to play Bank or Bust

Find out how to play Bank or Bust - our new downloadable print & play push-your-luck game. Any number of players can play Bank or Bust - you can even play via Zoom. All you need is one six-sided die and a pen and scoresheet for each player. You headed west to make...