Tag: Shem Phillips

Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)

With the close of the year 2021, I have actually played 422 games since I really started playing boardgames in 2012. Since my “Top 25 Games Played of All Time” series in 2019 was predicated on my having played almost 300 games, I thought… Continue Reading “Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)”

New to Me – December 2021

It’s the end of the year 2021 (or it was when I played these games, anyway). Having been able to go to game days again since August 2021, it was nice to have a bunch of new to me games to play each month!… Continue Reading “New to Me – December 2021”

Viscounts of the West Kingdom expansion on Kickstarter January 11, 2022

(Edit 1/11/22: The Kickstarter is now live!) Having just played Viscounts of the West Kingdom for the first time yesterday (after having it for over a year but then COVID lockdown hit), I was very excited to see this on Twitter yesterday. Woo! I… Continue Reading “Viscounts of the West Kingdom expansion on Kickstarter January 11, 2022”

Garphill Games Announces the “South” Trilogy of Upcoming Games

If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time, you know how much I love Garphill Games and their trilogies. Architects of the West Kingdom is one of my favourite games ever. Raiders of the North Sea and Paladins of the West… Continue Reading “Garphill Games Announces the “South” Trilogy of Upcoming Games”

Friday Night Shots – Score Sheets for Games

Welcome to the first of what could be a series of posts, or might just be a one-shot. Basically, it’s Friday night, I’ve had a couple of drinks, and maybe it’s time to visit a pressing issue in the boardgame industry. Or maybe I… Continue Reading “Friday Night Shots – Score Sheets for Games”

Architects of the West Kingdom – Works of Wonder Now on Kickstarter

We knew it was coming, and we were waiting with bated breath (well, ok, I was). And it’s finally here! Well, the campaign, anyway. Yes, the Works of Wonder expansion for the brilliant Architects of the West Kingdom (designed by Shem Phillips & S.J.… Continue Reading “Architects of the West Kingdom – Works of Wonder Now on Kickstarter”

Review – Raiders of the North Sea Big Box

One of the first posts I did on this blog talked about how board game box inserts can be so important. The problem with even good inserts has always been “what about the expansion(s)?” That’s a viable point. I’ve seen many games where the… Continue Reading “Review – Raiders of the North Sea Big Box”

City of Crowns – Paladins of the West Kingdom Expansion – On Kickstarter in feb 2021

(Edit 2/16/21 – It’s now live! Go here and back it now. ) (Edit 2/3/21 – The Kickstarter launch date has now been confirmed as February 16!) Two posts in one day is very rare for this blogger, but I had to get this… Continue Reading “City of Crowns – Paladins of the West Kingdom Expansion – On Kickstarter in feb 2021”

Top 5 Games Played in 2020

Most years, I get to play at least 100 unique games, based on conventions and my Sunday game days. Sadly, due to COVID, that didn’t happen in 2020. My wife willingly played a bunch of games with me during our lockdown, so the fact… Continue Reading “Top 5 Games Played in 2020”

Works of Wonder – Architects of the West Kingdom expansion

This appears to be a “week before Christmas news extravaganza” but I hope to get a review done this week too (or something, at least). However, I just stumbled across this on Boardgame Geek and I had to shout my “huzzahs!” to all of… Continue Reading “Works of Wonder – Architects of the West Kingdom expansion”