Board games and video games allow for an escape from the stresses of work and life equally. I prefer board games over digital games due to the social implications that naturally come with playing them. I hope you enjoy some of the reviews, I really should write some more!

Minecraft v1.3.1 – major update explored

by Paul Joyce

Minecraft has finally been received a major update, release v1.3.1, and its stacked full of great things! There’s great new items, blocks, mechanics and even some world generation changes. On top of this there’s a tonne of smaller tweaks too.

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Kickstarter, XCom and PaulSoaresJr

by Paul Joyce

If you were ever a fan of the sci-fi XCom computer games series, or enjoy the recommendations of internet video producer Paul Soares Jr, this article is for you. Turn based strategic combat mixed well with unit and base management. Xenonauts looks like it could be a great Indie game, produced to be very similar to the 90’s XCom classic. Thankfully its coming to a PC near you in 2012 too.

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Multiplayer Minecraft Glitches in 1.2.5

by Paul Joyce

The internet is a fairly crazy place. We all know that. We’ve all come to love the internet in one way or another. Alas Minecraft is a fairly stable game, that is until you play it over the crazy-net. That’s where it gets a little bit glitchy. Some of the glitches in Minecraft 1.2 multiplayer […]

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Minecraft Minor 1.2.4 Update

by Paul Joyce

Those boys over at Mojang have just gone and released another update for the great indie Minecraft game. Unlike the last major Minecraft update which brought us new features like the jungle biomes, defensive iron golems and cute little jungle ocelots, update 1.2.4 is mainly a bug fixing update. That’s not to say we don’t […]

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Saving humanity isn’t a game… or is it? Pandemic reviewed

by Paul Joyce

As a person who enjoys playing board games with friends, I though’t I’d review one of my favourite games: Pandemic Plot: You are a group of scientists from the Atlanta’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC), who must travel the globe to research, diagnose and produce cures for 4 deadly diseases that are gripping the worlds population. […]

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Carcassonne – a tale of Knights, Robbers and Farmers!

by Paul Joyce

This article is about the 2-5 player board game Carcassonne and not a 19th century French city. If you have come expecting the latter I do apologise. Plot: Named after the medieval fortified town of Carcassonne in southern France, players must strategically place randomly drawn tiles so that they can increase their cities, roads or farms; […]

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Board game review: Power Grid

by Paul Joyce

Power Grid is up there with the best, it's a great board game. If you're a fan of other strategic resource management games, this should be on your list.

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Board game review: Memoir 44

by Paul Joyce

A war game that is simple to pick up yet quite complex in the strategy. Only able to play a single game – but want to play again soon. Surely a good sign 🙂

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Card game review: Fluxx

by Paul Joyce

As people may be aware, I do enjoy playing card and board games. Even prefer them to games consoles. They are 10x more strategic and 100x harder to master. They don’t obviously have the graphics or sound that PS3 games have, but they’re also a lot better when you have friends round. You actually talk […]

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3G: Gateway Generation Games

by Paul Joyce

As I’m someone who is stuck in front of a computer screen for 10+ hours a day, I do enjoy sociable games that are within the physical realm, back in the days these were called board games and didnt involve controllers or DVD players to take part in. Anyway a good friend recently asked 4 […]

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