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Welcome to the HHBGLI review blog!

Just a quick word on how the reviews will be set out. Every game will be reviewed in a similar format and therefore easy to follow.

The game will be named, along with designer and publisher(s). There will be images taken by myself (unless otherwise stated). I will NOT review games I haven’t played.

Games will receive a final rating out of 10. These are my ratings and you may agree or disagree. I will offer up strengths and weaknesses as well as the full review.

At the start of the review there will be “avatars” to give an idea of what you can expect from the game. Here are the ones that will be used.

scifi

Games with a space or sci-fi theme.

unique

Games that offer unique mechanisms and/or theme.

rentrade

One of many games that utilise the ever popular renaissance or trading theme.

party

Games that will be perfect for a party or a fun-loving group of folk who don’t want to think too hard when playing.

takethat

Games that offer a chance for players to target or get revenge on opponents.

civilisation

Games that focus on or include civilisation-building as a theme.

bargain

Games that are cheap or cheap for what you get.

war

Games that focus on war or battles, whatever the scale.

workofart

Games that are beautiful to look at.

wood

Games that have loads of wooden components.

abstract

Games that are “abstract”, ignoring theme and focussing on a “pure” game play.

goblin

Games with a fantasy or dungeon theme.

luck

Games that are luck-fests.

dice

These games use dice as a central mechanism.

female

Games that offer strong female characters or roles and not just half-naked damsels in distress or generic fantasy mini-armour.

cooperation

Games that are co-operative or include team elements

.short

Short games that you can play any time or work perfectly as an introduction to a longer gaming “session”.

long

Games that will last for hours or even all day.

ugly

The opposite of the work of art. These games have an ugly board, or terrible components or are just dull dull dull.

 

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