All posts by Matt Colver

I Think I’m Paranoid: The Traitor Within

Games with a traitor element are a lot of fun; the mystery, the tension, the cat and mouse. Practicing your lying and deception skills can also come in handy in real-life situations like your job, family gatherings, or explaining where the last chocolate doughnut went.

King of Tokyo

Ah, Tokyo. How many times has it been destroyed on film, in manga, or in anime? How many fictional giant monsters have rampaged through its streets, tossing cars aside like toys, causing wanton property damage, and showing a casual disregard for the proper use of

Skull and Roses

Skull and Roses may sound like an 80s hair metal band or a secret society, but it is actually a simple and enjoyable bluffing game that you can play in about fifteen minutes. There are a couple of different versions of the game out there

War on Terror

Do you want to launch nuclear weapons at your friends while wearing a balaclava with ‘evil’ written on it, from the comfort of your living room? Do you like satire, have a somewhat dark sense of humour, and enjoy anarchic games of world conquest? Then

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Holding out for a Hero

An alien warlord is invading planet earth. A self-aware robotics factory is running amok. A mad scientist intends to pull the moon into the earth. Who will stop them? You will! Sentinels of the Multiverse is a comic-book style cooperative card game, with players taking

HeroQuest: the good, the bad, and the gargoyle

It’s difficult to describe the sugar-rush appeal of HeroQuest to someone who wasn’t a geek-child in the 1980s. Dungeons and Dragons was too complicated to be accessible. World of Warcraft was still a glint in Blizzard’s eye. Other options were too expensive. The first time