Monthly Archives: July 2011

Out This Week – w/c 1 August 2011

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… Read more »

Shrewsbury Boardgames 10th Anniversary on the web

    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,… Read more »

Out This Week – w/c 25 July 2011

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… Read more »

Bitz Quiz 8

Garry Lloyd   17th July 2011   No Comments on Bitz Quiz 8

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.

Out This Week – w/c 18 July 2011

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… Read more »

Shut Up & Sit Down

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.

Manorcon XXIX

Garry Lloyd   11th July 2011   No Comments on Manorcon XXIX

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… Read more »

Trickylight Polls

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… Read more »