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Downforce Review – Speedy Racing Fun

Downforce Review – Speedy Racing Fun

Wolfgang Kramer’s classic high-stakes racing board game is back in the form of Downforce, by Restoration Games. Known previously by many names such as Top Race or Cleveland Grand Prix, this is a card driven racing game where every... Read More »

Codenames: Duet – Competitive To Coop Brilliance

Codenames: Duet – Competitive To Coop Brilliance

Codenames: Duet is the brand-new word deduction game from Vlaada Chvátil and Czech Games. Despite keeping the core guessing mechanics, which the franchise is known for, the gameplay has been somewhat flipped on its head. This time around they... Read More »

Train Heist Review – Loot, Trains & Delivery

Train Heist Review – Loot, Trains & Delivery

Train Heist is a brand new cooperative, western themed, pick-up and deliver game from designer Sean Dallas McDonald. Players take up the roles of the heisters, as they attempt to rob from a train guarded by a corrupt Sheriff.... Read More »

Deadline Review – Noir Detective Mysteries

Deadline Review – Noir Detective Mysteries

Deadline is the noir detective themed game from designers Dan Schnake and Adam West. Making a large theme change from the team’s previous titles Galactic Emperor, Ninjato and Wizards of the Wild, Deadline takes place in the Big Apple... Read More »

Takenoko Review – Made For An Emperor

Takenoko Review – Made For An Emperor

Takenoko is a panda and bamboo themed tile placement game for 2 – 4 players. Each player takes up the role of a courtesan of the Nippon Emperor. This puts them in charge of tending to the Emperor’s bamboo... Read More »

Junk Art Review – A Balancing Masterpiece

Junk Art Review – A Balancing Masterpiece

Junk Art was first released last year, 2016, bringing its unique gameplay to board gamers’ tables. The components were wooden in the original, which some had complained warped over time and extensive use. Junk Art has now been re-released... Read More »

River Dragons Review – Light-Hearted Plank Entertainment

River Dragons Review – Light-Hearted Plank Entertainment

River Dragons is the brand new programing game from Roberto Fraga where villagers are venturing to cross the mighty Mekong delta. The game is designed for 2 – 6 players and takes around 30 minutes to play, however with... Read More »

H.I.D.E.: Hidden Identity Dice Espionage Review

H.I.D.E.: Hidden Identity Dice Espionage Review

H.I.D.E., or in full Hidden Identity Dice Espionage, is the brand-new spy themed dice deduction game from designer Keewoong Kim. The game is for 3-5 players and takes around the advertised time of 30 minutes, with minor disparity depending... Read More »

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire Review – A Game You Can’t Refuse

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire Review – A Game You Can’t Refuse

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire is the brand new Eric Lang board game described as an area influence game with worker placement, or in mafia terms “thugs on a map”. Players take up control of families aiming to be in... Read More »

Imperial Settlers Review – Asymmetrical Empire Building

Imperial Settlers Review – Asymmetrical Empire Building

Imperial Settlers is an asymmetrical card drafting, engine building, board game from Portal Games. The game sees players take up the role of leaders of four iconic empires: Romans, Barbarians, Egyptians and Japanese. Released back in 2014, there has... Read More »

Road To Infamy Review – Bidding, Bribery & Brilliance

Road To Infamy Review – Bidding, Bribery & Brilliance

Road to Infamy is a gangster themed bidding board game from the aptly named Road to Infamy Games. Designed for 2 – 4 players, the game combines hand management of bid card and risk taking. Bidding drives player interaction... Read More »

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom Review – Pennsylvania The Better Destination

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom Review – Pennsylvania The Better Destination

Ticket to Ride: United Kingdom is the fifth map collection from Days of Wonder, for their iconic family title Ticket to Ride. This pack comes with a double-sided game board featuring two distinctive and unique maps: United Kingdom &... Read More »

Scythe: Invaders From Afar Review – New Factions, New Fun

Scythe: Invaders From Afar Review – New Factions, New Fun

Scythe: Invaders From Afar is the first expansion for the extremely popular strategic engine-building game. We at Just Push Start loved the base game, with its balanced gameplay and unique factions: you can check out our review of the... Read More »

A Board Gaming Essential: Pandemic (Review)

A Board Gaming Essential: Pandemic (Review)

Pandemic is a co-operative board game from Z-Man Games for 2 – 4 players, though it could easily be played as a solo game. The average playtime is around 45 minutes for a game though this can be cut... Read More »

Cosmocracy Review – Stardate 2017, Galactic Fun

Cosmocracy Review – Stardate 2017, Galactic Fun

Cosmocracy is an incredibly unique sci-fi themed party game where players debate issues to become the President of the Galaxy. On the agenda are topics such as deporting Humans out of Monstrous Bug People’s planet and declaring war against... Read More »

Zombicide Review – Hordes, Guns & Action!

Zombicide Review – Hordes, Guns & Action!

Zombicide is a cooperative board game, released back in 2012 by CMON Games. Each player takes up the role of one or more of the six unique heroes. Though with the outbreak of zombies they are referred to as... Read More »

Century Spice Road Review – Engine Building Brilliance

Century Spice Road Review – Engine Building Brilliance

Century Spice Road is the first of a series of board games from designer Emerson Matsuuchi. This instalment of the series focuses on spice trading and the ancient trading route, the Silk Road. Players take up the role of... Read More »

Oh Captain! Review – No Pirates But Plenty Of Bluffing

Oh Captain! Review – No Pirates But Plenty Of Bluffing

Oh Captain! is a brand-new buffing game from Florian Sirieix and Ludonaute, for 3 – 6 players. Players take up the role of explorers aboard a ship which has been mercifully saved from the depths of the ocean by... Read More »

A Board Gaming Essential: Galaxy Trucker (Review)

A Board Gaming Essential: Galaxy Trucker (Review)

Galaxy Tracker is humours tile placement and space exploration game, with limited dice rolling, from Czech Games. First released back in 2007, the game is for 2 – 4 players with an average game lasting around until the 60-minute... Read More »

Gekido: Bot Battles Review – Arena Based Awesomeness

Gekido: Bot Battles Review – Arena Based Awesomeness

Gekido: Bot Battles is a dice rolling fighting board game for 2 – 4 players, published by CMON. Designers Fel Barros and Romulo Marques have imagined up the ultimate battle arena for Bots to square up and smash each... Read More »

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