On Caverna: Big isn’t Beautiful

On Caverna: Big isn’t Beautiful

The acclaim for Uwe Rosenberg’s recently released Caverna: The Cave Farmers interests me. It’s a very conservative design, from an increasingly conservative designer. It offers very little innovation, but the cult of the new have fallen hard for it (with Tom Vasel vocally proclaiming that it has displaced Rosenberg’s 2008 megahit Agricola in his collection). The relationship with Agricola is … Continue reading

2013 in Review

2013 in Review

From a board game perspective, for me this year has been one of disciplined spending and less disciplined blogging. In the whole year, I’ve spent over £10 on only a single game – Samarkand: Routes to Riches (a 2010 train game in disguise, designed by David V.H. Peters and Harry Wu). Additionally, however, in the year … Continue reading

Voice of Experience 2.0

Voice of Experience 2.0

Exciting news! The second annual Voice of Experience review contest has been launched on Board Game Geek. The contest asks reviewers to provide critical analyses of games they know well – that they’ve played at least ten times. The winning review will be more than a mere rule-book re-write: it’ll be a pleasure to read, … Continue reading