Monthly Archives: August 2013

Counter #62

Garry Lloyd   28th August 2013   No Comments on Counter #62

The new issue of Counter has just arrived and has had a cover re-design, as you can see from the image below. This issue runs to 84 pages and has lots of reviews including Bruges (the Z-Man English version of which arrived in the UK this week), Cinque Terre, Eight Minute Empire, Hooyah!, Oddville and Qwixx amongst many others. There… Read more »

Review: Asara

Garry Lloyd   26th August 2013   No Comments on Review: Asara

What’s it all about? Asara is a family game for 2-4 players, designed by Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling and published by Ravensburger. It is set in the Land of a Thousand Towers and players are competing architects who are seeking to build the most, highest and grandest towers in the land. They send buyers to the marketplace to acquire… Read more »

The Cast Are Dice 2013

This weekend is the annual games convention in Stoke-on-Trent, The Cast Are Dice. It runs from 10.00am-10.00pm on Saturday 10th August and 10.00am-8.00pm on Sunday 11th August at Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College ST4 2RU. All the details can be found here. I’ll only be there on the Saturday but am looking forward to the event as always. And Nick should… Read more »

Review: Bora Bora

What’s it all about? Bora Bora is a complex game for 2-4 players designed by Stefan Feld and published by Ravensburger (Alea). It is set on the Polynesian island of Bora Bora and players are trying to develop their society by exploring, building huts, fishing, collecting shells, praying in the temples and making offerings to the gods. It is typical… Read more »

Wayback When? – August ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08

Wayback When? is a review of the games I was playing five, ten, fifteen and twenty years ago with me highlighting the most memorable titles of each particular month in the vain hope that I might dig out some of them to play again. This month we’re looking at August 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008.    August 2008 saw me… Read more »

July 2013 roundup

In July, I managed to play 23 games of 20 different titles, 6 of which were new to me. The new games were The Manhattan Project, Dicht Dran, Legendary: Dark City, Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Diavolo. I added ten new titles to the collection which were The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey, Escape:… Read more »