Birmingham Boardgame Bash 8

The eighth installment of the Birmingham Boardgame Bash will take place at the Meeple Mayhem boardgame cafe from midday on Saturday 18th May. We have a roster of both familiar and new designers bringing their games for you to try out. Those from afar… James Naylor  was not able to make it to BBB7, but will be... Continue Reading →

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The Betrayal of the Card

They're the most important (or only) component in many games: randomisable, concealable, invertible, portable, rotatable, categorisable and packed with information. I've yet to design a game which utilises this potential: my mechanics rely solely on the number of cards in a player's hand. Why have I allowed this to happen? I mostly work with area... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Ultimate Challenge

There are few things harder than compressing the entirety of human history into a video game, and one of them is compressing it into a board game. An example of this is A New Dawn, the latest board game adaptation of the epic Civilization series. In order to meet the Ultimate Challenge, the designers had made... Continue Reading →

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