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What is a network building game?

What is a network building game?

In this blog: Ellie explains what ‘network building’ 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...

Alfie reviews… Cards Against Humanity Family Edition

Alfie reviews… Cards Against Humanity Family Edition

Alfie Dix, 18, reviews board games that he plays with the family and subsequently with groups of friends. Here’s his review of Cards Against Humanity Family Edition. The rules of gaming usually follow a certain pattern, you must have a balanced game with good themes...

Update: A podium position!

Update: A podium position!

Uranus! takes BRONZE I'm so thrilled to announce that Uranus! was awarded 3rd place in the Board Game Workshop's annual design contest. Out of almost 100 entries and three gruelling rounds, the results finally came in this week. The competition is fabulous because it...

David Abadie’s Eight Games

David Abadie’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 David Abadie shares his Eight Games. David is also known as Patate des...

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...

How to play Restaurantrepreneur

How to play Restaurantrepreneur

Find out how to play Restaurantrepreneur - our new downloadable print & play 'roll and write' game. Any number of players can play Restaurantreprenur - you can even play via Zoom. All you need are three six-sided dice and a pen and scoresheet for each player. Your...

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...