Just In Time Board Game Review

My family love playing board games, in fact there is nothing better than a board game night with snacks. It always gets very competitive with everyone trying to win. A while ago I reviewed Indigo from Ravensburger Games and we really enjoyed playing it. I was delighted to get the chance to try another of their games, this time it was a board game called Just In Time. The aim of the game is to place your tiles on the game board faster than the other players which sounds simple. It is not quite as simple as that, as well as placing your tiles fastest you need to try and score points in order to win. The game can be played by two to  four people. In the box you will find 52 tetris shaped tiles, they come in blue, yellow, red and green and you get 13 of each colour. There are also 40 play boards (10 for each player), 27 challenge cards, a scoring board and an hour glass timer. The game is played over 10 rounds and each round uses a different game board. To start with the youngest player picks a game board which had a … Continue reading →

Castles Of Burgundy Board Game Review

Have you ever wanted to own an estate in Burgundy? The Castles of Burgundy board game from Ravensburger allows you to do just that. It is a strategy game which is set in the Loire Valley in Medieval Times and the aim of the game is to build the most prosperous estate by farming your land, trading, carrying out research and trading. The game is aimed at players aged 12 and above and can be played by two to four people. This is not a game that can be played quickly and it is one that will take a while to learn. It is a game that requires thought and you need to be able to adapt your plans as the game play changes. Castles of Burgundy is an absorbing game. The aim of the game is to get the most Victory points and these are earned over the 5 years of the game, each year being in five phases.  Each player has a board that represents their estate. It is made up of hexagons formed into a large hexagon. At the start of the game it is empty and as the game progresses you need to build it up. … Continue reading →

Games for Christmas from Paul Lamond Games

Paul Lamond Games have a load of board games which would be great for  Christmas so if you are looking for gift ideas this is a place to start. They kindly sent me a couple of these games to review which I will be doing shortly, but I thought I would give you a quick overview of the new games as they do look fun. Games for teens and Adults QI Board Game You must have watched QI, the show on BBC 1 hosted by Stephen Fry, its a highly successful quiz programme, which has been a favourite amongst viewers since 2008.  This game brings it into the home, so you can take part in this hard panel game with your friends and family. The game is for 2-6 players and is suitable for ages teen to adult. RRP £19.95 Fatal Attraction Harness the power of magnets to outwit your opponents. Each player must fill the boards, but beware the force of the magnets can be used against you as well as for you. Can you use the magnetic force in your favour? This is for 2-4 players and aimed at age 14 and over. RRP £17.95 Perudo A classic … Continue reading →

Meerkat Mayhem from Paul Lamond Games

I was recently sent a copy of Meerkat Mayhem from Paul Lamond Games to try out and see what I thought of it. The game is based on the well know animal, the meerkat. They are tiny, tenacious and sociable animals who rarely face danger alone. Now they are facing the dreaded cobra and have to escape! This game is aimed at children aged six and above and can be played by two to four players. The game will increase co-ordination and dexterity whilst being fun to play. When you open the box you find the game board, the cobra and a selection of meerkats. Setting up the board is simple, you just push the cobra into the two  holes in the green socket. This causes the  little trapdoors on the board close and the holes are then covered. Each player chooses a colour and is given five meerkats. Each player places a meerkat on the trapdoor in the colour they have chosen. The players then take it in turn to spin the spinner on the board. If the spinner lands on a colour the person who chose that colour  gets to pull out the cobra. This causes the trapdoors … Continue reading →