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This page is an index to my reviews of board games and other articles I've written about games and related topics.

Latest addition is the final version of my report from the 2015 Spiel games fair.

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Reviews

Reviews are listed alphabetically by (the first significant word in) the game's title, showing publisher, designer, country of publication and my rating.

Wherever possible, I give the original publisher (and country) of each game as well as the publisher of any English language version. Links to the publisher and game's designer (the term I prefer to inventor or author) are provided where possible.

The rating is my own, highly personal and subjective score for each game, where 1 is something I never want to play again and 10 is a brilliant game.

Index to title: numbers A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 

Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
20th Century (Gathering 2011 PDF) Czech Games Edition Vladimir Suchy Czech Republic 9*
Rio Grande Games USA
504 (Spiel '15) 2F Friedemann Friese Germany -
Stronghold Games USA
1812 – the Invasion of Canada (Gathering 2012) Academy Games Beau Beckett and Jeph Stahl USA 7*
1825 Unit 3 PDF button Tresham Games Francis Tresham UK 7
A Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Abaddon (Gathering 2012) Toy Vault Richard Borg USA 5*
Above and Below (Gathering 2016) Red Raven Games Ryan Laukat USA 8
Africana (Gathering 2012) Abacusspiele Michael Schacht Germany 7*
Z-Man Games USA
After the Flood (PDF) Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 8
Age of Industry (PDF) Treefrog Games Martin Wallace UK 8
Age of Steam Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 10
Agents of Smersh (Gathering 2016) 8th Summit Jason Maxwell USA 4*
Agricola PDF Lookout Games Uwe Rosenberg Germany 10
Z-Man Games USA
Airlines Europe (Gathering 2011 PDF) Abacusspiele Alan R Moon Germany 7
Rio Grande Games USA
Al Rashid (Gathering 2013) Yemaia Giorgio de Michele & Pierluca Zizzi Italy 7*
Amazonas Amazonas Review PDF Kosmos Stefan Dorra Germany 8
Mayfair Games USA
Ambush (PDF) Victory Games John Butterfield & Eric Lee Smith USA 8
America (Gathering 2016) Bézier Games Ted Alspach and Friedemann Friese USA 8
Amun-Re Amun-Re Review PDF Rio Grande Games Reiner Knizia USA 9
Hans im Glück Germany
Ankh-Morpork (Gathering 2011 PDF) Treefrog Games Martin Wallace UK 8*
Antarctica (Spiel '15) Argentum Charles Chevallier Germany 8*
Antike Antike Review PDF Eggertspiele Mac Gerdts Germany 8
Anyways (Games Expo 2012) Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK 7*
Article 27 (Spiel '12 report) Stronghold Games Dan Baden USA 7*
Artus (Gathering 2011 PDF) alea Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling Germany 5*
Rio Grande Games USA
Ausreisser, Der PDF FX Schmid Pierre Jacquot Germany 8
Automobile (PDF) Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 9
B Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Barking up the Wrong Tree (Spiel '15) Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK 7
Bean Trader Bean Trader Review PDF Rio Grande Games Uwe Rosenberg USA 8
  (Bohn Hansa) Amigo Spiele Germany
Big Cheese Cheapass Games James Ernest USA 9
Black Fleet (Gathering 2014) Space Cowboys Sebastian Bleasdale France 9
Blindside Hangman Alan D Ernstein USA 6
Bomarzo (Spiel '15) Giochix Stefano Castelli Italy 8*
Bora Bora (Gathering 2013) alea Stefan Feld Germany 8*
Brass PDF Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 7
Brave the Elements (2014 UK Games Expo) – unpublished Chaos Publishing Miles Ratcliffe UK 8*
Breaking Away Fiendish Games John Harrington UK 8
Brief History of the World, A Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK 9
Bruxelles 1893 (Gathering 2014) Pearl Games Etienne Espreman Belgium 6*
Z-Man Games USA
Buccaneer Bones (Spiel '13 report) Wattsalpoag Kris Gould USA 7*
Bun Fight (prototype at Spiel '15) North and South Games Dave Cousins UK 8*
Burgen von Burgund, Die (Gathering 2011 PDF) alea Stefan Feld Germany 8*
C Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Cacao (Spiel '15) Abacusspiele Phil Walker-Harding Germany -
Canal Mania Canal Mania PDF Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK 9
Capone Amigo See The Mob
Carat Queen Games Dirk Henn Germany 5
  Castles of Burgundy, The Rio Grande Games see Die Burgen von Burgund
Castles (of Mad King Ludwig) (Gathering 2014) Bézier Games Ted Alspach USA 9*
Caylus Caylus Review PDF Ystari William Attia France 10
Check the Ripper ASS Alex Randolph Germany 2
Chinatown Rio Grande Games Karsten Hartwig USA 7
alea Germany
Cinque Terre (Gathering 2013) Rio Grande Games Chris Handy USA 7*
Citrus (Gathering 2014) dlp games Jeffrey Allers Germany 7*
(Sid Meier's) Civilization: (the Board Game) (PDF, .3 Mb) Fantasy Flight Games Kevin Wilson USA 7*
Clash of Cultures (Gathering 2013) Z-Man Games Chris Handy USA 8*
Coal Baron (Spiel '13 report) R&R Games Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling USA 6*
  (Glück Auf) Eggertspiele Germany
Codenames (Spiel '15) Czech Games Edition Vlaada Chvatil Czech Republic 8
Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Commands & Colors: Napoleonics Review PDF GMT Games Richard Borg USA 8
Confucius (PDF) Surprised Stare Games Alan Paull UK 8
Copycat (Spiel '12 report) Rio Grande Games Friedemann Friese USA 7*
Cuatro (Gathering 2014) Noris Spiele Jürgen Grunau Germany 8*
Cults Across America Atlas Games Jeff Tidball USA 6
CV (Spiel '13 report) Granna Filip Milunski Poland 6
CVlizations (Gathering 2016 and at Spiel '15) Granna Jan Zalewski Poland 8
D Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Dark, Darker Darkest (Gathering 2014) Queen Games David Ausloos Germany 5*
Devil Bunny Needs a Ham Cheapass Games James Ernest USA 5
Dominant Species (Gathering 2011 PDF) GMT Games Chad Jensen USA 7*
Domus Domini (Spiel '15) franjos Heinz-Georg Thiemann Germany 8
Dreizehnte Holzwurm Queen games Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling Germany 7
Dschungel Adlung Spiele Bernhard Naegele Germany 3
E Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Eclipse (Gathering 2012) Lautapelit Touko Tahkokallio Finland 8*
El Grande Rio Grande Games Wolfgang Kramer & Richard Ulrich USA 10
Hans im Glück Germany
Enemy in Sight PDF Avalon Hill Neal Schlaffer USA 6
Evolution: Flight (Spiel '15) North Star Games Dominic Crapuchettes et al USA 9
Expo 1906 (Spiel '15) Gotha Games Remo Conzadori and Nestore Mangone UK 7*
F Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Falsche FuFFziger 2F Friedemann Friese Germany 9
Feast for Odin (Spiel '15) Feuerland Spiele Uwe Rosenberg Germany -
Feudo PDF Button Zugames Mario Papini Italy 4
Field of Glory: the card game (Spiel '13 report) Treefrog Games Martin Wallace UK 6
Few Acres of Snow, A (Gathering 2011 PDF) Treefrog Games Martin Wallace UK 9*
Fifth Avenue Fifth Avenue Review PDF Rio Grande Games Wilko Manz USA 4
alea Germany
Fire & Axe Asmodée See Viking Fury
Flash Point: Fire Rescue (Gathering 2012) Indie Boards and Cards Kevin Lanzing USA 8*
Flick 'em Up! (Spiel '15) Pretzel Games Gaëtan Beaujannot and Jean Yves Monpertuis Canada 9*
Z-Man Games USA
Foppen 2F Friedemann Friese Germany 5
The Foreign King (Spiel '15) Giochix Javier Garcia Italy 8*
Formula Motor Racing Gibsons Reiner Knizia UK 9
GMT Games USA
Francis Drake (Gathering 2013) Eagle Games Peter Hawes USA 8*
Kayal Games Australia
Fremde Federn (Spiel '12 report) 2F see Copycat
Friese's Landlord (Spiel '13 report) 2F Friedemann Friese Germany 9
Funkenschlag 10th anniversary (Gathering 2014) 2F see Power Grid
Fürsten von Florenz alea See Princes of Florence
G Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
The Gallerist (Gathering 2016) Eagle-Gryphon Games Vital Lacerda USA 9*
Galopp Royale Goldsieber Klaus Teuber Germany 9
Game of Trains (Spiel '15) Brain Games Alexei Konnov, Alexei Paltsev and Anatoliy Shklyarov Latvia 10
Ginkgopolis (Spiel '12 report) Pearl Games Xavier Georges Belgium 9*
Z-Man Games USA
Glory to Rome Go West Review PDF Cambridge Games Factory Carl Chudyk and Erek Slater USA 9
Glück Auf Eggertspiele see Coal Baron
Go West Go West Review PDF Phalanx Leo Colovini Netherlands 6
Gothic Game Tolmayax Robert Wynne-Simmons & Nigel Andrews UK 7
Gravwell (Gathering 2014) Cryptozoic Entertainment Corey Young USA 6*
Great Heartland Hauling Co (Gathering 2013) Dice Hate Me Games Jason Kotarski USA 8*
The Great War: Tank (Spiel '15) PSC Games Richard Borg UK 9
H Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Hamburgum PDF Eggertspiele Mac Gerdts Germany 9
Hansa Teutonica (PDF) Argentum Andreas Steding Germany 7
Z-Man Games USA
Hawaii (Gathering 2012) Hans im Glück Greg Daigle Germany 7*
Rio Grande Games USA
Helios (Gathering 2014) Hans im Glück Martin Kallenborn and Matthias Prinz Germany 7
Z-Man Games USA
Helvetia (Gathering 2012) Kosmos Matthias Cramer Germany 9*
Hermagor PDF Mind the Move Emanuele Ornella Italy 9
Rio Grande Games USA
High Frontier (PDF) Sierra Madre Games Phil Eklund USA 9
Homesteaders (Spring 2010 PDF) Tasty Minstrel Games Alex Rockwell USA 9*
Hornochsen Amigo Wolfgang Kramer Germany 4
Husarengolf (Spiel '15) franjos Torsten Marold Germany 9
I Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Ice Cream Ice Cream Review PDF Face 2 Face Joe Huber USA 4
Il Vecchio (Gathering 2014) H@ll Games Rüdiger Dorn Germany 7*
Tasty Minstrel Games USA
Imhotep (Gathering 2016) Kosmos Phil Walker-Harding Germany 8*
Industria Industria Review PDF Queen Games Michael Schacht Germany 10
Inhabit the Earth (Spiel '15) R&D Games Richard Breese UK 8*
Intrige FX Schmid Stefan Dorra Germany 9
Iron Sky (Spiel '12 report) Revision Games Juha Salmijärvi Finland 6*
Istanbul (Gathering 2014) Pegasus Spiele Rüdiger Dorn Germany 8*
J Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Jet Set (PDF) Wattsalpoag Kris Gould USA 9
Just Wait Hangman Games Alan D Ernstein USA 7
K Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Kalesia (Spiel '12 report) dV Giochi Kong Chan Italy 7*
Kalimambo (Gathering 2013) Zoch Verlag Antonio Scrittore Germany 6*
Karuba (Gathering 2016) Haba Rüdiger Dorn Germany 6*
Kashgar (Gathering 2016) Kosmos Gerhard Schect Germany 8*
Key West (PDF) Spiel Idée Martin Schlegel Germany 7
Keyflower
(first impressions: Spiel '12 report)
R&D Games Richard Breese and Sebastian Bleasdale UK 9
Keythedral Keythedral Review PDF R&D Games Richard Breese UK 10
Keywood R&D Games Richard Breese UK 10
King Chocolate (Gathering 2016) Mayfair Games Stefan Alexander USA 5*
King of the Elves Rio Grande Games Alan R Moon USA 9
  (König der Elfen) Amigo Germany
Kingdom of Solomon PDF
(notes from Gathering 2012)
Minion Games Philip duBarry USA 8
Klask (Spiel '15) Klask Mikkel Bertelsen Denmark -
Konzern Fanfor Valentin Hermann Germany 6
Kosmonauts (Spiel '12 report) Mesa Board Games Nadezhda Penkrat and Yury Yamshchikov Portugal 7*
Krieg & Frieden TM Gerard Mulder Germany 5
L Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
La Città Rio Grande Games Gerd Fenchel USA 9
Kosmos Germany
La Loire (PDF)
(first impressions: Spiel '12 report)
Mind the Move Emanuele Ornella Italy 8
Last Train to Wensleydale (PDF) Treefrog Games Martin Wallace UK 7
Last Will (Gathering 2012) Czech Games Edition Vladimir Suchy Czech Republic 8*
Rio Grande Games USA
Le Havre (PDF) Lookout games Uwe Rosenberg Germany 8
Letters from Whitechapel (Gathering 2011 PDF) Nexus Gabriele Mari & Gianluca Santopietro Italy 7*
Liberté Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 10
Lignum (Spiel '15) Mücke Spiele Alexander Hümer Germany 7*
Linie 1 Goldsieber Stefan Dorra Germany 8
A Little Drop of Poison (prototype at Spiel '15) Baksha Games Sean Garrity USA 4
Lords of Creation Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 7
Lords of Waterdeep (Gathering 2012) Wizards of the Coast Peter Lee and Rodney Thompson USA 8*
Louis XIV PDF Button Rio Grande Games Rüdiger Dorn USA 9
alea Germany
Love Letter (Gathering 2013) AEG Seiji Kanai USA 9*
Japon Brand Japan
M Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Magecraft (Gathering 2016) Crimson Designer Percy Chan Hong Kong 4*
Maharaja Avalon Hill Craig Sandercock USA 7
Mamma Mia! Rio Grande Games Uwe Rosenberg USA 7
Abacusspiele Germany
Manhattan Project, The (Gathering 2012) Minion Games Brandon Tibbetts USA 8*
Manhattan TraffIQ (Spiel '15) Mücke Spiele Dirk Arning Germany 6*
Media Mogul Media Mogul Review PDF JKLM Games Richard Huzzey UK 6
Medieval Mastery (Games Expo 2012) Chaos Publishing Miles Ratcliffe UK 7*
Mega Civilization (Spiel '15) and at Gathering 2016 999 Games Flo de Haan and John Rodriguez (after Francis Tresham) Netherlands 10*
Meteor (Gathering 2016) Mayday Games Mike Young USA 8*
Metallurgie Metallurgie Review PDF Argentum Maik Hennebach Germany 7
Mob, The Gibsons Games unknown UK 7
  (Capone) Amigo Germany
Monastery (PDF) Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK 7
Mombasa (Spiel '15) eggertspiele Alexander Pfister Germany 8*
R&R Games USA
Mordred Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 9
My Village (Gathering 2016) eggertspiele Inka and Markus Brand Germany 7*
N Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Nations (Gathering 2014) Lautapelit Rustan and Nina Håkansson and Einar and Robert Rosén Finland 9*
Nauticus (Gathering 2014) Kosmos Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer Germany 9
Naval War Comparative review of Enemy in Sight and Naval War Avalon Hill Neil Zimmerer and Craig Taylor USA 7
Navegador (PDF) PD-Verlag Mac Gerdts Germany 8
Neanderthal (Spiel '15) Sierra Madre Games Phil Eklund Germany & USA 8*
Neuland Neuland Review PDF eggertspiele Tobias Stapelfeldt and Peter Eggert Germany 8
New Dawn (Spiel '15) Artipia Games Konstantinos Kokkinis and Sotirios Tsantilas Greece 8*
Stronghold Games USA
New England Railways Winsome Games Martin Wallace USA 10
Next England Captain (2014 UK Games Expo) – unpublished Too Much Games John-Paul Treen UK 8*
Niña and Pinta (Spiel '15) Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK -
Nippon (Spiel '15) What's Your Game? Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro and Paulo Soledade Italy 8*
Norderwind (Gathering 2014) Kosmos Klaus Teuber Germany 8*
   (North Wind) Z-Man Games USA
Nosferatu (Spiel '13 report) Gross Modo Pierre-Yves Lebeau France 8
O Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Old Town Old Town Review PDF Clicker Spiele Stephan Riedel Germany 8
Old Town Robbery (Spiel '15) Clicker Spiele Günter Cornett and Peer Sylvester Germany -
Olympos (PDF) Ystari Philippe Keyaerts France 9
On the Underground PDF JKLM Games Sebastian Bleasdale UK 9
Rio Grande Games USA
Ora & Labora (PDF, .5 Mb) Lookout games Uwe Rosenberg Germany 9*
Z-Man Games USA
Origo PDF Parker Wolfgang Kramer Germany 8
P Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Packet Row (Spiel '13 report) White Goblin Games Åse and Henrik Berg Netherlands 6*
Palaces of Carrara (Spiel '12 report) Hans im Glück Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling Germany 7*
Z-Man Games USA
Pantheon (Gathering 2011 PDF) Hans im Glück Michael Tummelhofer Germany 6*
Rio Grande Games USA
Paperback (UK Games Expo 2014) Tim Fowers Tim Fowers USA 9*
Pastiche (Gathering 2011 PDF) Gryphon Games Sean MacDonald USA 6*
Pax Pamir (Spiel '15) Sierra Madre Games Phil Eklund and Cole Wehrle Germany and USA 9*
Pax Porfiriana (Spiel '12 report) Sierra Madre Games Phil Eklund and Matt Eklund USA 9
Peloponnes (PDF) Irongames Bernd Eisenstein Germany 8
Peloponnes Card Game (Spiel '15) Irongames Bernd Eisenstein Germany 9*
Pergamon (Gathering 2011 PDF) eggertspiele Stefan Dorra & Ralf zur Linde Germany 8*
Gryphon Games USA
Perikles PDF Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 8
Phoenicia PDF JKLM Games Tom Lehmann UK 10
Rio Grande Games USA
Pillars of the Earth PDF Mayfair Games Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler USA 9
  (Die Säulen der Erde) Kosmos Germany
Pirates of the 7 Seas (Gathering 2016) IDW Games

Oleksandr Nevskiy and Oleg Sidorenko

USA 6*
Porta Nigra (Gathering 2016) eggertspiele Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer Germany 8*
Police Precinct (Gathering 2013) Common Man Games Ole Steiness USA 5*
Power Grid 10th anniversary (Gathering 2014) Rio Grande Games Friedemann Friese USA 10*
Princes of Florence Rio Grande Games Wolfgang Kramer and Richard Ulrich USA 10
  (Die Fürsten von Florenz) alea Germany
Princes of the Renaissance Princes of the Renaissance Review PDF Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 9
Puerto Rico alea Andreas Seyfarth Germany 10
Rio Grande Games USA
Q Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Quadropolis (Gathering 2016)

 

Days of Wonder

François Gandon USA 7*
Quarriors! (Gathering 2013) WizKids Mike Elliott & Eric Lang USA 5*
R Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Ragami (Spiel '12 report) Mesa Board Games Gil d'Orey Portugal 7
Really Nasty Horse Racing Game Upstarts! unknown UK 8
Robinson Crusoe (Gathering 2013) Portal Games Ignacy Trzewiczek Poland 9*
Z-Man Games USA
Rocket Race (2014 UK Games Expo) – unpublished Triple Ace Games unknown UK 7*
Rome & Carthage (Spiel '12 report) Grosso Modo Editions Jean-René Vernes France 5*
Russian Railroads (Gathering 2014) Hans im Glück Helmut Ohley and Leonhard Orgler Germany 7
Z-Man Games USA
S Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Salvo! 3W Michael Smith USA 4
Samara (Spiel '15) Cwali Corné van Moorsel Netherlands 9
Samurai Sword (Spiel '12 report) dV Giochi Emiliano Sciarra Italy 8*
Sandwich (Gathering 2011 PDF) Le Joueur Christophe Raimbault France 8
Säulen der Erde, Die Kosmos See The Pillars of the Earth
Scepter of Zavandor Zepter von Zavandor Review PDF Z-Man Games Jens Drögemüller USA 10
  (Das Zepter von Zavandor) Lookout Games Germany
Secret de Monte Cristo, Le (Gathering 2011 PDF) Filosofia Charles Chevallier & Arnaud Urbon France 5*
  Secret of Monte Cristo, The Z-Man Games USA
Settlers of Catan Mayfair Games Klaus Teuber USA 10
  (Die Siedler von Catan) Kosmos Germany
Shadows over Camelot Shadows over Camelot Review PDF Days of Wonder Bruno Cathala and Serge Laget USA 9
Shadows over Camelot – the card game (Spiel '12 report) Days of Wonder Bruno Cathala and Serge Laget USA 4*
Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill (Spiel '12 report) Stratamax Max Michael USA 7*
Ships (Spiel '15) Treefrog Games Martin Wallace New Zealand 9*
Skallywaggs Skallywaggs Review PDF Bent Castle Workshops Ben Crenshaw USA 8
Skyliners (Spiel '15) Hans im Glück Gabriele Bubola Germany 7*
Z-Man Games USA
Snowdonia (Spiel '12 report) Surprised Stare Games Tony Boydell UK 9*
Space Beans Rio Grande Games Uwe Rosenberg USA 5
Amigo Germany
Special Delivery Kevingston Games Kevin Rolph UK 4
Splendor (Gathering 2014) Space Cowboys Marc André France 8*
Spirits of the Rice Paddy (Spiel '15) APE Games Philip duBarry USA -

Star Trek Five-Year Mission (Gathering 2016)

Mayfair Games David Whitcher USA 6
Struggle of Empires Struggle of Empires Review PDF Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 10
Study in Emerald (Spiel '13 report) Treefrog Games Martin Wallace UK 8*
Suburbia (PDF, 600k) (first impressions: Gathering 2013) Bézier Games Ted Alspach USA 8
Sun, Sea and Sand (PDF) Cwali Corné van Moorsel Netherlands 7
T Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
T.I.M.E Stories (Spiel '15) Space Cowboys Manuel Rozoy France -
Tales of the Arabian Nights (PDF) West End Games Eric Goldberg USA 10
Z-Man Games Eric Goldberg et al
Tempus PDF Various Martin Wallace UK 8
Terra Mystica (Gathering 2013) Z-Man Games Jens Drögemüller & Helge Ostertag USA 7*
Feuerland Spiele Germany
Test of Fire (Games Expo 2012) Mayfair Games Martin Wallace USA 5*
Through the Ages (Spring 2010 PDF) Czech Games Edition Vlaada Chvatil Czech Republic 10*
Eagle Games USA
Thunderbirds (Spiel '15) Modiphius Entertainment Matt Leacock UK 10
Thunderstone Advance (Games Expo 2012) AEG Edward Bolme, Mike Elliott, Mark Wootton USA 6*
Thurn & Taxis PDF Hans im Glück Karen and Andreas Seyfarth Germany 9
Rio Grande Games USA
Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride Review PDF Days of Wonder Alan R Moon USA 8
Tinners' Trail (PDF) Treefrog (formerly Warfrog) Games Martin Wallace UK 8
Tiny Robots (Spiel '15) Doorway Games Pekka Koukkula Finland 6

Die Tore der Welt: das Kartenspiel (Gathering 2016)

Kosmos Walter Schranz Germany 6*
Treasure Hunter (Gathering 2016) Queen Games Richard Garfield Germany 5*
Triassic Terror (Gathering 2013) Eagle Games Peter Hawes USA 7*
Kayal Games Australia
Tulipmania 1637 (PDF) JKLM Games Scott Nicholson UK 7
TV Wars Avalon Hill Bob Nash USA 6
Tweeet (PDF, 340k) (first impressions: Spiel '12 report) Cwali Corné van Moorsel Netherlands 7
Tzolk'in (Gathering 2013) Czech Games Edition Simone Luciani & Daniele Tascini Czech Republic 6*
U Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Ubongo Ubongo review PDF Kosmos Grzegorz Rejchtman Germany 4
University Games USA
Upon a Salty Ocean (PDF, .5 Mb) Giochix Marco Pranza Italy 8
Urbania (Gathering 2014) Mayfair Games Simone Luciani USA 7*
V Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Vanuatu (PDF, 1 Mb) Krok Nik Douil Alain Epron France 9
Velo City (PDF) Abacusspiele Kevin G Nunn Germany 6
Viking Fury Viking Fury review PDF Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK 8
Vikings are Coming!, The ASS Alex Randolph Germany 2
Village (Gathering 2012) Eggertspiele Inka and Markus Brand Germany 8
Tasty Minstrel Games USA
Vinhos (PDF) What's Your Game? Vital Lacerda Italy 7
W Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
We Will Wok You (Spiel '12 report) Pegasus Spiele Sebastian Bleasdale Germany 6*
West of Africa (Gathering 2016) Blackfire Entertainment Martin Schlegel Germany 6*
West Riding Winsome Games Han Heidema USA 9
Watson & Holmes (Spiel '15) Ludonova Jesús Torres Castro Spain -
Wildlife Wildlife Review PDF Uberplay Wolfgang Kramer USA 9
Clementoni Germany
Workshop of the World (PDF) Ragnar Brothers Ragnar Brothers UK 6
X Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Xanadú (Gathering 2014) Azahar Juegos Santiago Salazar, Carolina Tobar and Javier Velásquez Colombia 7*
Xenon Profiteer (Gathering 2016) Eagle-Gryphon Games T C Petty III USA 9*
Y Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Yedo (Spiel '12 report) Eggertspiele Thomas Vande Ginste and Wolf Plancke Germany 8
Yunnan (Spiel '13 report) Argentum Aaron Haag Germany 7*
Yspahan PDF Ystari Sébastien Pauchon France 9
Rio Grande Games USA
Z Top
Title Publisher Designer Country Rating
(1-10)
Zepter von Zavandor, Das Lookout Games See The Scepter of Zavandor
Zong Shi (Gathering 2012) Gryphon Games Kevin G Nunn USA 7*
* provisional rating based on initial play

Index to title: numbers A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Articles

Articles are listed in chronological order: most recent first, oldest last.

The Gathering of Friends 2016 (Gathering 2016 PDF, 2.5 Mb) – Pevans reports from this year's Gathering, concentrating on the games he played

British Toy Fair 2016 – the games on show at the London Olympia event: PDF version of Toy Fair 2016 report (0.7 Mb)

Spiel '15 – Pevans's report on new games from the 2015 Spiel games fair in Essen: PDF version of Spiel '15 report (6 Mb)

UK Games Expo 2015 (PDF Report of UK Games Expo 2015, 2.6 Mb) – Pevans reports on the new games in Birmingham,

Spiel '14 – Pevans's report on new games from the 2014 Spiel games fair in Essen: PDF version of Spiel '14 report (3.7 Mb)

UK Games Expo 2014 (PDF Report of UK Games Expo 2014, 5 Mb) – Pevans reports on the new games in Birmingham,
  plays in the Suburbia tournament and
  the Memoir '44 tournament.

The Gathering of Friends 2014 (Gathering 2014 PDF, 4.7 Mb) – Pevans reports from this year's Gathering, concentrating on the new (to him) games he played

British Toy Fair 2014 – the games on show at the London Olympia event: PDF version of Toy Fair 2014 report (2 Mb)

Spiel '13 – Pevans's report on new games from the 2013 Spiel games fair in Essen: PDF version of Spiel '13 report (2.4 Mb)

Memoir '44 at the 2013 Expo (PDF .9 Mb) – Pevans plays in the tournament at the 2012 event

UK Games Expo 2013 (PDF 2 Mb) – Pevans reports on the new games in Birmingham

The Gathering of Friends 2013 (Gathering 2013 PDF, 4 Mb) – Pevans reports from this year's Gathering, concentrating on the new (to him) games he played

Spiel '12 – Version 2 of Pevans's report on new games from the 2012 Spiel games fair in Essen: PDF version of Spiel '12 report (3.3 Mb)

Memoir '44 at the Expo (PDF .4 Mb) – Pevans plays in the tournament at the 2012 event

UK Games Expo 2012 (PDF Report of UK Games Expo 2012, 1.4 Mb) – Pevans reports on the new games in Birmingham

The Gathering of Friends 2012 (Gathering 2012 PDF, 3.2 Mb) – Pevans gives his first impressions of the new (to him) games he played at the annual get-together

British Toy Fair 2012 – the games on show at the London Olympia event: PDF version of Toy Fair 2012 report (600 Kb)

Spiel '11 - new games from the annual games fair (version 2): PDF version of Spiel 11 report (6.8 Mb)

EuropeMasters 2011 - Pevans reports from the European Board Games Championship

Gathering of Friends 2011 (PDF, 2.5 Mb) - Pevans plays new games in Niagara Falls

Toy Fair 2011 (PDF) - this year's new games at the London show

Spiel '10 (PDF 3.6 Mb) - new games from the annual games fair (version 2)

UK Games Expo 2010 (PDF) - Pevans went to the Bimingham show

Spring Round-up 2010: Homesteaders and Through the Ages

Toy Fair 2010 (PDF) - this year's new games at the London show and the Spring Fair

Spiel '09 (PDF 1.6 Mb) - new games from the annual games fair (version 3)

Blasts from the Past: 1 Tales of the Arabian Nights (PDF); 2 Ambush (PDF)

UK Games Expo 2009 (PDF) - Pevans went to the Bimingham show

Toy Fair 2009 (PDF) - this year's new games at the London show

Spiel '08 (PDF) - what Pevans saw at the 2008 Spiel games fair

EuropeMasters 2008 (PDF) - Pevans was at the European Board Games Championship

SpielChamps 2008 (PDF) - The UK Board Games Championship at Manorcon

UK Games Expo 2008 (PDF) - Pevans went to the Bimingham show

Toy Fair 2008 (PDF) - this year's new games at the London show

Spiel '07 - a report from the 2007 Spiel games fair: PDF version Toy Fair 2004 Report PDF

Toy Fair 2007 – a report of the new games on show at the UK’s annual showcase. Toy Fair 2005 Report PDF

Spiel '06 - a report from the 2006 Spiel games fair: PDF version Toy Fair 2004 Report PDF

Toy Fair 2006 – a report of the new games on show at the UK’s annual showcase. Toy Fair 2005 Report PDF

Spiel '05 - a report from the 2005 Spiel games fair. Toy Fair 2004 Report PDF

Toy Fair 2005 - a report of the new games on show at the UK's annual showcase. Toy Fair 2005 Report PDF

Spiel '04 - a report from the 2004 Spiel games fair. Toy Fair 2004 Report PDF

Toy Fair 2004 - a report of the new games on show at the UK's annual showcase. Toy Fair 2004 Report PDF

Toy Fair 2003 - a report of the new games on show at the UK's annual showcase.

Spiel '02 - a report from the 2002 Spiel games fair.

Toy Fair 2002 - a report of the new games on show at the UK's annual showcase.

Spiel '01 - a report from the 2001 Spiel games fair.

Toy Fair 2001 - a report of the new games on show at the UK's annual showcase.

UKBCGC 2000 - a report from the UK's Board and Card Games Championship.

Toy Fair 2000 - a report of the new games on show at the UK's annual showcase.

TV Wars - The Pevans Option - alternative rules for this game that remove much of the luck element and reduce the playing time.