Development Cards are a core part to any game of Catan. In this brief article we explore the distribution and basic rules surrounding the cards.
Lander is a remarkable game. Available on Kickstarter in March, we've spoken to designer, Dan Alexander, to understand how it has been put together.
Catan was released onto the board game scene in 1995 and still prevails as one of the most popular board games of all time. Here's an opinion as to why.
Catan is a game with hundreds of different ways to win. Let's look at one specific aspect of the game that is often in hot competition - the longest road.
Where you place at the start of Catan can affect your strategy for the whole game. Here are eight placement options to optimise your Catan strategy.
What is Lords of Waterdeep and what makes it different? Why has it become a game that is loved and adored by all? Here's a breakdown and an introduction.
A run down of all the games we purchased at the UK Games Expo and why we walked away from the Expo with each one. Twenty seven games. Let's do this!
Rule #1: Behind every great board game is a great set of rules and ideas that hold it together. Welcome class to Board Game Mechanics 101.
As we run down to the UK Games Expo 2018, let's take a look at ten influential games that everyone should play in this modern board game renaissance.
The Robber. Whether you like him or not he is a huge part of the Catan world. There are so many different ways to play him - five different personalities.
Ever wanted to know how to create a random dice simulator in Excel? Ever wanted to simulate 10,000 games of Catan? Yes? Well today is your lucky day...
Catan is a game of probabilities. Whether it is a specific resource, trading plan, or building strategy, numbers play a huge part in the game. Let's break it down.
Regularly, on this blog, we mention how board games can be so much more than a simple gaming experience. Here's how they have personally helped my career.
Farming goes against the grain in Carcassonne. Unexpected problems and unwanted guests can easily crop up. Here's how to be outstanding in your field.
Meeple, Farmer, Monk, Knight, or Highway Man. The choice is yours. Choose wisely how you want to play. Here are some of the basics to Carcassonne strategy.
Eurogames are notoriously difficult to define. There are several definitions out there, but it is not that simple. Let's take a look.