Video: Playing board games solo

Video: Playing board games solo

Ellie talks about the benefits of playing board games solo as a parent. Immerse yourself in the game and your children will become intrigued. She recommends games like Welcome To…, Pandemic and Nautilion to play solo.  But avoid games that include bluffing,...
Update: Tweets, Tricks and Aliens

Update: Tweets, Tricks and Aliens

Tweets from Suzanne Sheldon The Board Game Family book has had some great comments this week from top industry expert, Suzanne Sheldon. Suzanne is one of the presenters on The Dice Tower podcast and reviews hundreds of games each year. When I saw her at the Spiel...
Five Dice Pig

Five Dice Pig

Pig is a ‘push your luck’ game for two or more people, usually played with a single die. In the standard version, on her turn, a player throws the dice as many times as she wishes. She totals the score on the die each time she throws. If she throws a 1, she busts, her...
Video: 3 dexterity games

Video: 3 dexterity games

Ellie shares 3 dexterity games: Q-Bitz, Tokyo Highway and Meeple Circus.  Dexterity games require a steady hand and quick decisions. Build beautiful constructions, spot patterns quickly and balance horses on upside-down elephants. What’s not to like? Read...
Update: Crackers and mobsters

Update: Crackers and mobsters

Dark Imp Christmas crackers: A blind playtest The Dark Imp’s Christmas crackers will be available later this year. But these eco-crackers aren’t just for Christmas. A box of six crackers contains the components to play six different games. Each cracker holds an imp...