Board Game Reviews

Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition Review

Thick tendrils of fog creep slowly up a cobblestone street. The sound of shuffling, dragging feet echoes off of the high walls of the enclosed little town. In the darkness of a dingy inn, a deranged c...Read More

8 Great

Scythe Review

There have been a lot of games based on the First World War. Since the days when FPS games were obsessed with the historical setting to many tabletop RPGs and board games, the Great War has been used ...Read More

9.5 Amazing

Cavern Tavern Review

Some of the best fantasy stories have started in pubs. Well, having said that the truth is that most fantasy stories that start in pubs are actually pretty bad and usually have something to do with a ...Read More

7.5 Good

Azul Review

Much like video games, board games can be made to tell a story, to be fun to play, or in some cases, to look extremely beautiful. It is a true testament to the skill of the designers that Azul, from N...Read More

9 Amazing

Fallout Review

Always keen to help bridge the gap between the video gaming and board gaming communities, I was desperate to review one of the biggest titles on the video game market, that being the post-apocalyptic ...Read More

7 Good

Star Wars: Legion Review

Prior to beginning this review, I was looking through my growing collection of games which would be familiar to many. It includes wargames, card games, Euro games, dungeon crawls, Ameritrash, dice and...Read More

9 Amazing

Star Saga Review

Today’s review comes in the form of a futuristic dungeon crawler with miniatures released by the ever impressive Mantic Games, described as the spiritual successor to their very own Dungeon Saga. This...Read More

7 Good

Rebirth RPG Review

For tabletop gamers, finding a new system to use in your role-playing sessions can be an interesting prospect. Firstly, you must consider the sheer number of different systems available to use, how di...Read More

6 Fair

Gaia Project Review

In 2012, game designers Jens Drogemuller and Holge Ostertag brought us the hugely successful area control, civilisation builder that is Terra Mystica, winning a host of awards along the way, including...Read More

8 Great

Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn Review

Today’s review is yet another huge video game that has since evolved into a successful board game, although this version is (I believe) the third such variation of it and possibly the most different. ...Read More

7.5 Good

Raxxon Review

One of my favourite cooperative games remains Plaid Hat’s post-apocalyptic zombie fest that is Dead of Winter. Although I first played and reviewed it some time ago, I still love bringing it to the ta...Read More

7 Good

Star Wars: Destiny Review

Since its initial release in 2016, Star Wars: Destiny has gone from strength to strength, and if availability of content is anything to measure its success by, it may have even surprised Fantasy Fligh...Read More

8 Great

Champions of Midgard: The Dark Mountains Review

The Dark Mountains is the second expansion for the Viking-themed worker placement game, Champions of Midgard, the first being Valhalla, which I have recently reviewed and can be read HERE. So, let’s f...Read More

6.5 Fair

Champions of Midgard: Valhalla Review

Champions of Midgard by Grey Fox Games was the very first game that I reviewed for Gaming Respawn and was also one of my favourite games of 2015, in fact it remains one of my most loved worker placeme...Read More

7 Good

Unfair Review

Having been a fan of the Theme Park series in the digital form and loving a day out at the rides, it came as somewhat of a surprise that I don’t actually own any theme park or funfair-themed board gam...Read More

7 Good

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire Review

Due to the explosion in board game culture over the last decade or so, it’s not surprising that the market has become saturated and bloated to the point where we could literally carry on buying base g...Read More

9 Amazing

The Walking Dead: All Out War Review

Today’s review is a miniatures game in name only, everything else connected to this title is literally on an epic scale. Not only is it based on a comic book series which has successfully traversed th...Read More

8.5 Great

Century Spice Road Review

As the board gaming world continues to flourish, we are more than ever presented with large, complex games consisting of amazingly detailed miniatures and hundreds of cards and dice. Games that can ea...Read More

8 Great

RuneWars Miniatures Game Review

As a board gamer, I have always been intrigued with the tabletop miniature war gaming scene despite never actually committing to invest in one of the many variants. I dabbled with painting minis back ...Read More

8.5 Great

War of the Ring Second Edition Review

I recently promised to deliver a review on a Tolkien classic, which will come as little surprise to discover that this is a Lord of the Rings-themed game.  However, this is where guessing the title of...Read More

9.5 Amazing
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