The Bloody Inn – Review

The Bloody Inn is a game set in 1830’s France, based on the real-life murders that occurred at L’Auberge Rouge in Peyrebeille in what became known as the “Red Inn Affair”. Weaving dark humour into a tale of serial-killing, looting and cannibalism, The Bloody Inn challenges players to run a similar dastardly enterprise, making a […]

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – Review

Cobbled streets lit by gas lamps, narrow alleyways stalked by shadowy figures, rattling hansom cabs and fog blowing in the night. The gothic image of Victorian London. I’m a big fan of mysteries and crime fiction, with some of my favourite stories of all being the Sherlock Holmes canon penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle […]

What Board Games Mean to Me

The theme of this year’s International Tabletop Day is “What do Board Games Mean to You?” and how they have made a difference to your life. It might sound a little pretentious – after all, how can silly little worlds made out of bits of wood and cardboard really make a difference to anything? I […]

Boating and Gaming

After an absence of a couple of months’ sabbatical, largely brought about by a need to save up for a trip to Australia, this  past week I’ve played loads of cracking board games, all in the tranquility of the Norfolk Broads. We set sail laden with a fresh case of wine from Laithwaites, snacks aplenty […]

Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game – Review

Following on from their highly successful card game “Legendary” set in the Marvel universe, Upper Deck have now expanded into the Alien franchise with “Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game”. Released in 2014, Legendary: Alien allows players to progress through the four main films in the series with each game played representing one of […]

This week CT has played…

It seems like this week has largely been devoted to card games. When I was younger, the only card game of any size on the market was Magic: The Gathering, the grandfather of  Collectible Card Games (CCGs) and perennial dollar-printing machine. Although it didn’t stop me ploughing my pocket money into CCGs at the time, […]