Gamebooks review: Malice from the Middle Vale and The Demon Sorcerer

Yes, I know, this site is mainly to do with boardgame design. However, these two gamebooks are interesting because they are both from first-time designers (at least of gamebooks), they were both self-published and, like boardgames, they are physical products. Indeed, I think there is a lot in common between boardgames and gamebooks, not least... Continue Reading →

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Birmingham Boardgame Bash 7

Hot on the heels of our anniversary event, we are proud to introduce the line up for our seventh meeting of designers with their prototype games at the Meeple Mayhem boardgame cafe.  Those from afar… James Naylor is making his first appearance at the Bash. His game, Magnate: The First City will be on Kickstarter later this year. In... Continue Reading →

Birmingham Boardgame Bash 6

It's our anniversary! The sixth Birmingham Boardgame Bash will take place on Saturday 9th February, just over a year after our first ever event.  The venue is, as always, the Meeple Mayhem boardgame cafe. Andy Lefter will be coming from down south, on this way back home to up north. The rest of the designers will be... Continue Reading →

Birmingham Boardgame Bash 5

The fifth Birmingham Boardgame Bash will take place on Saturday 17th November from midday at Meeple Mayhem. This time, we have new faces Danny Tucker and Tom Lovewell, as well as returning designers with new games to playtest. Those from afar… Tom Lovewell of Redwell games will dazzle us with Ka-Zing, a spell casting card game for 1-5 people,... Continue Reading →

Birmingham Boardgame Bash 4

The fourth Birmingham Boardgame Bash will take place this Saturday 16th September from midday at Meeple Mayhem. The designers who will be attending are: Those from afar… Joseph Norris, the designer of Nightlancer and owner of Adversity Games, will be returning to the Bash with Arachnida, a strategy game for 2-6 players. Guide your spider breed... Continue Reading →

Immortality is funded!

Congratulations to Birmingham Designer Nicki Lloyd - his game Immortality has been funded on Kickstarter after only 1 week! If you'd like to back the game and help it to achieve a stretch goal then follow this link.

Tinmates Preview

Local designer Simon Milburn will be bringing his game Tinmates to Birmingham Boardgame Bash 3 at Meeple Mayhem this Saturday 16th June. Here is a short preview: Simon has been interested in designing games since 2007, but started seriously designing games in 2015. In the last 18 months Simon has joined forces with a couple of friends to form... Continue Reading →

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