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The Dwarves Review – Falls A Little Short

Fantasy happens to be my book genre of choice and yet over the years I’ve somehow not read The Dwarves by Markus Heitz, something which this game, based upon the book, prompted me to fix. As much as I love the genre it’s fair to say that at times it can feel like one of the most stubborn when it comes to change, so engrained are the ideas of Elves, Dwarves, Dragons and Orcs. But as The Dwarves shows you can still tell a story worth telling even when you don’t stray very far from fantasy convention.

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Escape from Colditz 75th Anniversary Edition Review – The Great Escape

Despite having reviewed a fair number of board games now on this site, I’ve not once reviewed a game where you roll dice to move. It wasn’t something I had thought about until I played Escape from Colditz. Even though my childhood was filled with games like Monopoly where you had to roll dice to move, that particular mechanic has been mostly fazed out of the modern board game industry. Turns out a lot of people don’t like having something as simple as moving dictated by fickle dice.

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Planet Coaster Review – Is That You, Rollercoaster Tycoon?

The thrill of the rides, the joy of the music, the constant desire to throttle everyone in the hordes that shamble around like zombies. Yup, theme parks are amazing places filled to the brim with sugary snacks and insane rides designed to delight, entertain and occasionally terrify. It has been a while since we’ve had a videogame focused on the building and running these sugary death traps, and then suddenly two come along at the same time. Let’s review the better one, shall we?