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How to play Farkle

How to play Farkle

Farkle is a push-your-luck dice game for 2-6 players. It's quite fun and there's something rather lovely about having super-high scores.Preparation You will need six regular 6-sided dice. If you can't find any, you can ask google to roll some for you. You'll need...

Winter Break

Winter Break

I'm having a festive break for a couple of weeks. Merry Christmas! If you're looking for ideas of card, dice and pen & paper games to play with the family, browse the collection of games on this blog.  See you in 2022 with more content for your board game family. 

Update: Gift guides, articles and a joyful podcast!

Update: Gift guides, articles and a joyful podcast!

WORKjoy Podcast I had a great time being interviewed by Beth Stallwood for her show - the WORKjoy podcast. In each episode, Beth chats with people from different walks of life to share their professional perspective, personal advice and top tips on how to create and...

The Dark Imp Christmas Gift Guide

The Dark Imp Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is nearly upon us! But don’t panic if you’re yet to tackle the Christmas shopping. The Dark Imp has you covered. Here’s our gift guide!To send out with Christmas cards: 120 Coaster Games (£24.99 + p&p) Each coaster contains a complete game. There are six...

Clips from The Game School on Teacher Hug Radio

Clips from The Game School on Teacher Hug Radio

I present a show on Teacher Hug Radio called The Game School. It's a show about all sorts of tabletop games and how to use them for teaching and learning. There's a new episode every two weeks. Listeners in the UK can tune in live through the Teacher Hug website or...

10 ways to modify scoring to keep everyone in the game

10 ways to modify scoring to keep everyone in the game

This is an extract from The Board Game Family: Reclaim your children from the screen by Ellie Dix and published by Crown House in 2019. Modifying the official scoring to reduce arguments and increase harmony at the table can work for many games. Let’s take a look at...

Update: Rainbow Awards e il mio libro

Update: Rainbow Awards e il mio libro

The Rainbow Awards I’m excited to let you know that Uranus! was highly commended in the Rainbow Awards for Toy Excellence. The Rainbows are known for highlighting the best new toys and games in the run-up to Christmas.  Each toy entered in the Awards is tested by...

The Dark Imp becomes multi-award winning!

The Dark Imp becomes multi-award winning!

Last week The Dark Imp won two different awards!Imagination Gaming Awards I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Doughnut Dash won the Best Imagination Gaming Game of the Year 2021 - an award also known as the BIGGY. There were over 100 games in the running that won...

Gamifying life with Bingo

Gamifying life with Bingo

This blog post is an extract from The Board Game Family: Reclaim your children from the screen.Games do not need to be restricted to the table. Weave elements of friendly competition throughout other aspects of family life to increase engagement and draw everyone...

What is a ‘roll & write’ game?

What is a ‘roll & write’ game?

In this blog: I explain what ‘roll & write’ 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 our...

Adam Collins’ Eight Games

Adam Collins’ 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 Adam Collins shares his eight games. Adam is a board game enthusiast. He has a...