One (More) Night

I used to hate traitor games. I used to go out of my way to avoid being a traitor to the point where, in one game, I did the sacrilegious – I actually stopped playing as soon as the cards were dealt because I was the traitor and I knew how terrible I would be […]

Looking At TKG Arena: The Elemental Kings

 It has been a busy few weeks for Mr. Geekess, and he hasn’t had a chance to write his section for the upcoming game review. It’s unlikely to be ready too soon, since he is in Johannesburg, so I thought that I would take this opportunity to put up a post about a game that […]

A Study in Dystopia

It is the immensity, I believe. The hugeness of things below. The darkness of dreams. – Neil Gaiman So starts a wonderful, mind-bending journey into a realm shared by HP Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in equal measure, and threaded together in a way that only Neil Gaiman could manage in a short story […]

Small (and brutal) World

We had been to every single shop that we could think of in Durban. We’d spent more money on board games than we had intended on a trip that neither of us could really afford but had decided to come on anyway. And we were still searching for one more game. It wasn’t like it […]

Small (and brutal) World

We had been to every single shop that we could think of in Durban. We’d spent more money on board games than we had intended on a trip that neither of us could really afford but had decided to come on anyway. And we were still searching for one more game. It wasn’t like it […]

Cure the World!

“Can you save humanity?” the box asks in bold letters as a group of four stand side by side, poised for action. When playing Pandemic, most often the answer is “No,” but it’s quickly followed by, “That’s not going to stop me from trying though!” Which is both unsurprising and perfectly appropriate! The Skinny Having […]

Cure the World!

“Can you save humanity?” the box asks in bold letters as a group of four stand side by side, poised for action. When playing Pandemic, most often the answer is “No,” but it’s quickly followed by, “That’s not going to stop me from trying though!” Which is both unsurprising and perfectly appropriate! The Skinny Having […]

Man or Munchkin

Role playing games – you either love them or hate them, there is no in-between. They can lead to fun-filled fantasy adventures with your best mates, or endless arguments about minuscule details that really don’t matter in the larger scheme of things. They can be friendship makers or breakers. Some people take them so seriously that it’s […]

Dare to Escape?

The sounds of the rain forest surround you and your group of friends as you clutch boldly to your fistful of dice, nails digging into your palms waiting to hear that rumbling voice. Every breathe feels loud and obnoxious. Beads of sweat begin to form. And then it begins. “ESCAPE.” With that, a scrambling of […]

Dare to Escape?

The sounds of the rain forest surround you and your group of friends as you clutch boldly to your fistful of dice, nails digging into your palms waiting to hear that rumbling voice. Every breathe feels loud and obnoxious. Beads of sweat begin to form. And then it begins. “ESCAPE.” With that, a scrambling of […]