On The Horizon – August 2018

With GenCon just around the corner and Essen on the way we are inevitably going to see a mixture of titles available to tantalize those acquisition disorders! What delights do we have in store for August – let the Devon Dice crew give you their top picks for August: Sam Gizmos Designer: Phil Walker-Harding Publisher:… Read more »

Shelf by Shelf #3

So I finally got around to taking a photo of the third shelf for this series of blog posts after realising I’d not written anything for the site since the UK Games Expo. So, here I am back again with another of my Kallax shelves! This one’s another of my double sized ones to accommodate… Read more »

Shelf by Shelf #2

Time for another visit to my gaming shelves. It’s been a few weeks now and I held off due to the then upcoming UK Games Expo. I planned on entering a few titles into the annual expo maths trade, so thought it best to hold off for the time being.

Now the show is over and the trades are complete, I’m ready to pick up where I left off!

Hues, tone? We have a problem!

I’m special. I’m in 10% of the population who are colour blind. Within that elite group I’m in the largest sub-group, commonly known as red/green colour blind and scientifically known as deuteranopia. There are a range of other types of steadily increasing rarity, ending with those who suffer from achromatopsia (ie, see no colour at all… Read more »

UK Games Expo 2017 Preview

Every year, at the end of May, thousands of gamers and geeks descend upon Birmingham for three days of gaming nirvana. From 2007 to 2012 this event was held in a single hotel, Clarendon Suites, in Birmingham proper. In that first year there were just 900 attendees and last year, the first in the NEC,… Read more »


The UK Games Expo gets bigger and better every year and with that, publishers are starting to use the show as an opportunity to launch their new titles. Not many, admittedly, and so far not the biggest names who save up their releases for the likes of GenCon and Essen Spiel. However, in 2016 the… Read more »


Famed for releasing one ‘big’ game per year, Days Of Wonder may not have the largest back catalogue for a big publisher, but it is packed full of quality. In 2015 they published the Bruno Cathala smash hit, Five Tribes, which took the mancala mechanic and turned it into a fascinating brain burning meeple mover.… Read more »

Shelf by Shelf #1

Inspired by others, most notably Tom Vasel’s segments in the Dice Tower’s Board Game Breakfast series, I thought a regular blog series showcasing my own shelves bit by bit might be interesting for some. If nothing else, it will help me consider my whole collection. Now, bear in mind, these shelves are subject to fluctuations… Read more »

Standing out from the crowd April 2017

I thought it had been a while since I’d blogged about anything, so while I’m thinking of something more interesting here’s a snapshot update on five projects currently on Kickstarter for you to plunge your crowdfunding budget into: #1 Peak Oil: a tabletop game about Crisis and Profit Drill and ship oil, buy hi-tech start-ups and… Read more »