Spiel : Boardgames in the UK

31 July 2011

Out This Week - w/c 1 August 2011

Filed under: — Garry @ 9:41 am

Rune Age
Card game for 2-4 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 60 minutes.
Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Corey Konieczka

Red November 2nd Edition
Boardgame for 1-8 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 60 minutes.
Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Bruno Faidutti & Jef Gontier

Ventura
Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 60 minutes.
Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Alberto Menoncin & Silvio Negri- Clementi

Sobek
Card game for 2-4 players, ages 8+
Playing time approximately 40 minutes.
Published by Asmodee, designed by Bruno Cathala

Pantheon
Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 10+
Playing time approximately 90 minutes.
Published by Rio Grande Games, designed by Bernd Brunnhofer

Artus
Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 9+
Playing time approximately 90 minutes.
Published by Rio Grande Games, designed by Michael Kiesling & Wolgang Kramer

Season of the Witch
Mansions of Madness Expansion for 2-5 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 120 minutes.
Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Richard Launius

The Hunt for Gollum Adventure Pack
Lord of the Rings LCG Expansion for 1-2 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 60 minutes.
Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Nate French

Spawn of Madness Asylum Pack
Call of Cthulhu LCG expansion for 2 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 30 minutes.
Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Nate French & Eric M Lang

30 July 2011

Fantasy Premier League 2011/12

Filed under: — Garry @ 8:31 pm

Nige has renewed the Shrews Boardgames fantasy league on the official Premier League game. I think those that played last year are automatically signed up again. However, new players are welcome so why not go along, register and pick your team for the new season at this site. Once you’ve picked your team, sign up for our private league using this code: 170769-152466.

28 July 2011

Shrewsbury Boardgames 10th Anniversary on the web

Filed under: — Garry @ 8:53 pm

 

 

Now, the Shrewsbury Boardgames Club has been going a lot longer than ten years but this month marks the tenth anniversary of me moving back to Shrewsbury and diligently recording our escapades on the web. The earliest screen dump I could get from the Wayback Machine was from May 2003 but, if you look at our archive session reports, you’ll see the first was dated 20th July 2001 when Nige, Mark K, Ben Kipp, John Williams and I played Alan Moon’s Das Amulett and Capitol (actually, John watched Capitol as he needed to leave early).

So happy anniversary to us.

27 July 2011

Shut Up & Sit Down - Ep. 2

Filed under: — Garry @ 9:30 pm

The second episode of the new video podcast is now out and this time they concentrate on Descent and its expansions, together with shorter bits on other dungeon crawlers Heroquest and Dungeonquest. One or two nice humorous moments again - trousers of speed, anyone?

Here is the link to the episode

23 July 2011

Out This Week - w/c 25 July 2011

Filed under: — Garry @ 11:27 pm

Ikusa
Boardgame for 2-5 players, ages 12+
Playing time approximately 240 minutes.
Published by Hasbro, designed by Michael Gray

Isle of Ravens Chapter Pack
A Game of Thrones LCG expansion for 2-4 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 60 minutes.
Published by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Nate French, Eric M Lang & Christian T Petersen

Tanto Cuore
Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 45 minutes.
Published by Japanime Games, designed by Masayuki Kudou

Jab: Real Time Boxing
Boardgame for 2 players, ages 10+
Playing time approximately 15 minutes.
Published by Tasty Minstrel Games, designed by Gavan Brown

17 July 2011

Bitz Quiz 8

Filed under: — Garry @ 1:15 pm

Just added a new Bitz Quiz to my Trickylight site, the first for over four years. Twenty images from the box covers of mostly well-known games. You can let me know how hard or easy you found it by commenting below.

The link to the quiz is here.

16 July 2011

Out This Week - w/c 18 July 2011

Filed under: — Garry @ 9:42 pm

Olympos
Boardgame for 3-5 players, ages 12+
Playing time approximately 90 minutes.
Published by Rio Grande Games, designed by Philippe Keyaerts

Slapshot
Boardgame for 2-6 players, ages 8+
Playing time approximately 60 minutes.
Published by Columbia Games, designed by Tom Dalgliesh, Lance Gutteridge, Ron Gibson & John Gordon

Age of Industry: Japan & Minnesota
Boardgame expansion for 2-5 players, ages 13+
Playing time approximately 120 minutes.
Published by Treefrog Games, designed by Kevin Beckey & Lawrence Whalen Jr.

Grimoire
Boardgame for 2-4 players, ages 10+
Playing time approximately 60 minutes.
Published by Z-Man Games, designed by Hayato Kisaragi

12 July 2011

Shut Up & Sit Down

Filed under: — Garry @ 8:46 pm

There’s a new UK video podcast and blog just out called Shut Up & Sit Down. I’ve watched the first episode and found it very entertaining. A nice humorous style with sections on Citadels, Ghost Stories and Memoir ‘44 plus a tour of Finchley’s finest, Leisure Games, at the start of the episode.

You can find all the details here.

11 July 2011

Manorcon XXIX

Filed under: — Garry @ 8:08 pm

This year’s Manorcon is again being held at Stamford Hall, University of Leicester, and runs from 2pm on Friday 15th July until 2pm on Monday 18th July 2011.

The event will have all the regular tournaments plus, possibly, one or two new ones. It features a second-hand game sale on Friday and Saturday, the Pop Quiz on Saturday evening and the Treasure Hunt on Sunday afternoon. All the details can be found on the Manorcon website.

10 July 2011

Trickylight Polls

Filed under: — Garry @ 8:06 pm

I’m just trying out a new function on my Trickylight site - Polls. The first one is up and runs until 24 July 2011 and it asks which game you prefer to play: Agricola or Le Havre. Thinking about it, it would be nice for people to enter comments backing up their choice but, for now at least, it’s just a straight “click your choice and press vote to submit”. Why don’t you have a go? The Trickylight homepage is here.

If you see any problems, either email me or comment below.

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