The Birmingham Boardgame Bash

Birmingham Game Designers is organising the first Birmingham Boardgame Bash for Saturday 3rd February 2018 at the Meeple Mayhem board game cafe in Edgbaston. The event will feature a total of 6 board game designers, including members of this group as well as special invited guests from the far corners of the land (well, from... Continue Reading →

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My Top 10 Games of 2017

A week or two ago many review sites were discussing their top games of 2017. So here is my own list. I have only included games that were actually published in 2017 - some of them I first played at Essen and may not have been available in the UK or the US last year.... Continue Reading →

A Roleplaying Experiment

I have always been frustrated by traditional portrayals of magic. Why, exactly, should waving a stick and shouting a few words in Latin produce a defined, predictable effect? If there’s some power flowing through the world, and I’m able to use it, why can’t I produce any effect I like? This seemed like a good... Continue Reading →

From Diceroll to Desktop

Designer James Baillie first published this article on his online community Exilian. I’ve been modding and designing computer and tabletop games for years in various forms, and whilst I’m certainly an amateur at both arts I thought it’d be interesting to share some of my thoughts on just one or two ideas of how these areas... Continue Reading →

Games in Education

When not designing board games I work as a supply teacher, and I recently met a highly intelligent nine-year-old named David. On our first day together he was busy making pirate ships out of Lego, and he took me on an adventure involving ports, taverns and sea battles. “Let’s take this sugar to a port... Continue Reading →

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