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Major changes to this website

This site changes regularly, so here's a list (most recent first) of significant changes and additions over the last year or so.

Date Description of and link to changes

15th March 2019

Published issue 192 of To Win Just Once with my report from the Toy Fair, my thoughts on the games I played in 2018 and my review of Keyper.

Published LPBS turn 325 (March 1671) and
the ninth turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game.

31st January 2019

Published issue 191 of To Win Just Once with my report from MidCon – where I played an EPIC Commands & Colors: Napoleonics and several other games – and reviews of Calimala and Forum Trajanum.

Published LPBS turn 324 (February 1671),
the eighth turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game and
game end statements from Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game.

4th January 2019

Published issue 190 of To Win Just Once with the conclusion of my report from the Spiel '18 games fair in Essen. This includes my first impressions of new games: Blossoms, Darwinning!, Fortune, Ganymede, (Neon Limbo) Redemption, Silk, Walls of York and more.

Published LPBS turn 323 (January 1671).

28th November 2018

Published issue 189 of To Win Just Once with the first part of my report from this year's Spiel games fair in Essen. This includes my first impressions of new games: Chartered, Holding On, Pax Emancipation, Quartermaster General: The Cold War, The Romans and more.

Published LPBS turn 322 (December 1670),
the seventh turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game and
the tenth turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game.

23rd October 2018 Added the PDF version of my report from the UK Games Expo 2018 with notes on the new games I saw at the NEC in June.

12th October 2018

Published issue 188 of To Win Just Once with my thoughts on games I've played recently, including Bunny Kingdom, CIV, Liberatores, and Spring Meadow.

Published LPBS turn 321 (November 1670),
the sixth turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game and
the ninth turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game.

7th September 2018

Published issue 187 of To Win Just Once with my reviews of The Palace of Mad King Ludwig and Tulip Bubble.

Published LPBS turn 320 (October 1670),
the fifth turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game and
the eighth turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game.

9th August 2018

Published issue 186 of To Win Just Once with the second part of Pevans's report from the 2018 UK Games Expo with notes on the new games he saw (including Athens, Black Orchestra, Darien Apocalypse, Magnificent Flying Machines, Mini Rails, New Corp Order, The Old Hellfire Club, Scrumpy and more).

2nd August 2018

Published LPBS turn 319 (September 1670),
the fourth turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game and
the seventh turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game.

23rd June 2018

Published issue 185 of To Win Just Once which features Pevans's report from the 2018 UK Games Expo with notes on the new games he saw (including Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, Holding On, North American Railways, Okiya, Red Alert, Tales of the Northlands, U-BOOT and more).

Published LPBS turn 318 (August 1670),
the third turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game and
the sixth turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game.

28th May 2018 Added my full report from the 2018 Gathering of Friends with notes on even more games.

21st May 2018

Published issue 184 of To Win Just Once which features Pevans's report from this year's Gathering of Friends with notes on the new games he played (including Altiplano, Clans of Caledonia, John Company, Keyper, Nusfjord and Rajas of the Ganges) and beers he drank.

Published LPBS turn 317 (July 1670) and
the second turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game.

7th May 2018

Published LPBS turn 316 (June 1670).

13th April 2018

Published issue 183 of To Win Just Once with Nik Luker's review of Azul and Pevans's review of A Handful of Stars – plus my tasting notes on chocolate beers.

Published LPBS turn 315 (May 1670),
the fifth turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game, and
Plus the first turn of our thirteenth Railway Rivals game.

13th March 2018

Published issue 182 of To Win Just Once with Pevans's reports from the London Toy Fair and the Shogun freeform game.

Plus the start-up for our thirteenth Railway Rivals game.

11th March 2018

Published LPBS turn 314 (April 1670),
the fourth turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game, and
turn 12 and game end of Obama, our 12th Railway Rivals game.

26th January 2018

Published issue 181 of To Win Just Once with my reviews of the "Fast Forward" trilogy from Friedemann Friese – Fear, Fortress and Flee – and Nik Luker's take on Tavarua

Published LPBS turn 313 (March 1670),
the third turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game, and
turn 11 of Obama, our 12th Railway Rivals game.

15th January 2018

Published the first full version of my report from Spiel '17 with my first impressions of the new games I saw at the show, including: El Dorado, Fugitive, Noria, Peak Oil, Reworld, Tulip Bubble, Viral and lots more

21st December 2017

Published issue 180 of To Win Just Once with the second part of my Spiel '17 report, covering Echidna Shuffle, El Dorado, Fugitive, Peak Oil, Skull Port, Sultans of the Wind, Tulip Bubble, Viral and more

Published LPBS turn 312 (February 1670),
the second turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game, and
turn 10 of Obama, our 12th Railway Rivals game.

21st November 2017

Published issue 179 of To Win Just Once with my first report from Spiel '17, covering Crop Circles, Dokmus, Echidna Shuffle, Majesty, Noria, Parley, Reworld, Riga, Surge, War of the Worlds: the New Wave and more

Published LPBS turn 311 (January 1670),
the first turn of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game, and
turn 9 of Obama, our 12th Railway Rivals game.

21st October 2017

Published the final version of my report from Spiel '16 with my first impressions of the new games I saw at the show

7th October 2017

Published issue 178 of To Win Just Once with my reviews of Papà Paolo and The Flow of History

Published LPBS turn 310 (December 1669),
the start-up of Voyager, our ninth Star Trader game, and
turn 8 of Obama, our 12th Railway Rivals game.

31st August 2017

Published issue 177 of To Win Just Once with the my report from the Great British Beer Festival, plus reviews of Rhodes and Colony

Published LPBS turn 309 (November 1669)

14th August 2017

Added my full report from the 2017 UK Games Expo (the link's to the HTML version – there's also a PDF document, linked from the HTML page). This includes my first impressions of Alien Artifacts, The Cousins' War, El Alamein, Pulsar 2849 and Pyramid of the Sun plus introductions to a few dozen more new games.

31st July 2017

Published issue 176 of To Win Just Once with the second part of my report from the 2017 UK Games Expo with my first impressions of Alien Artifacts, Pyramid of the Sun, The Cousins' War and more.

Published LPBS turn 308 (Oct 1669), and
Turn 7 of Obama, our 12th Railway Rivals game.

30th June 2017

Published issue 175 of To Win Just Once with my report from the 2017 UK Games Expo with my first impressions of First Martians, Near and Far, Outlive, Pulsar 2849 and more.

Published LPBS turn 307 (Sept 1669),
Game End Statements from our 8th Star Trader game, Trader to the Stars, and
Turn 6 of Obama, our 12th Railway Rivals game.

14th June 2017

Published my full report from the 2017 Gathering of Friends with my first impressions of Century Spice Road, Days of Ire, Pax Renaissance, Sagrada, Terraforming Mars, Viticulture and more.