The Border

We’re pretty big fans of the roll & write-games that NSV has brought us over the past years, such as Qwixx or more recently Splitter, so I was pleasantly surprised when a parcel with their latest ‘The Border’ suddenly arrived. It was an even bigger surprise when I saw that the game is co-designed byContinue reading “The Border”

Rolling Realms

Stonemaier Games drew inspiration from their wide range of games to develop a roll & write game to play during the Covid pandemic. While everybody needed to stay at home and gaming groups couldn’t meet to play, they made a print & play version of Rolling Realms available for everyone to download, and gamers allContinue reading “Rolling Realms”

Cartographers Heroes

As a cartographer, you’re tasked with creating a map of the western lands of Queen Gimnax’s realm. Unlike in the northern lands there aren’t only the wandering monsters that are dangerous, but there are also Dragul forces who don’t agree with the Queen’s expansion plans in the region. 1-100 players, ages 10+Playing time: 30-45 minutesDesigners:Continue reading “Cartographers Heroes”

Splitter

Many roll & write games are popping up these days, but if there’s one publisher who has a proven track record for me with this type of game, it’s definitely NSV. Two of their earlier releases, Qwixx and Silver & Gold, are games that I count among my favourites in this genre, so when theyContinue reading “Splitter”

Railroad Ink Challenge – Shining Yellow Edition

Roll the dice, draw routes, and try to create a better transportation network than your opponents! 1-4 players, ages 8+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigners: Hjalmar Hach & Lorenzo SilvaArtwork: Marta Tranquilli Publisher: Horrible Guildhttps://www.horribleguild.com/ A few weeks ago I was talking about the Lush Green Edition and the included expansions that allow you to create forestsContinue reading “Railroad Ink Challenge – Shining Yellow Edition”

Lost Cities: Roll & Write

Roll your way through the jungle and prove you’re the most skilled expedition leader! 2-5 players, ages 8+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigner: Reiner KniziaArtist: Bernd Wagenfeld Publisher: KOSMOShttps://www.kosmos.de/ At the start of the game, each player receives a score sheet with 8 columns: an artefact column, a dice column and one column for each of theContinue reading “Lost Cities: Roll & Write”

Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition

Roll the dice, draw routes, and try to create a better transportation network than your opponents! 1-4 players, ages 8+Playing time: 30 minutesDesigners: Hjalmar Hach & Lorenzo SilvaArtwork: Marta Tranquilli Publisher: Horrible Guildhttps://www.horribleguild.com/ Railroad Ink is a roll & write game: each round starts by rolling the dice. Players draw the routes shown on theContinue reading “Railroad Ink Challenge: Lush Green Edition”

The ‘MINNYS’ by NSV

2-6 players, ages 8+5 minutesDesigner: Moritz DresslerArtist: Christian Opperer Publisher: Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlaghttps://nsv-games.com/ Have you heard of the ‘Minnys’ by NSV? It’s a range of roll-and-write games, very portable as they come in a small paper pouch with only a die, pencil and game pad, so they’re excellent to play when travelling, or on a bench inContinue reading “The ‘MINNYS’ by NSV”

Trek 12

Grab your hiking boots and backpack, because we’re making a trip to the Himalayas! In Trek 12, players go on an expedition to explore the area and discover new hiking trails to reach the summits! 1-50 players15-30 minutesDesigners: Bruno Cathala & Corentin LebratArtists: Jonathan Aucomte & Olivier Derouetteau Publisher: Geronimo Games (Originally published by LumberjacksContinue reading “Trek 12”