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Topical as always, I want to show you a game that we acquired on its initial release and then left it on the shelf for over a year (still shrink-wrapped!). The game is called Five Tribes and whilst it is competitive, it is not a war game. The title above is inspired by a hit song for Frankie goes...
Packet Row was published by Pegasus Spiele in 2013. The game is set in New York in the mid-1850’s. At this time there were so many steam-packets arriving from all parts of the globe, they would be lined up along the docks and thus the area became known as ‘Packet Row’ (Michael Menzel’s superb...
A few days ago I received a mail from my old Spanish friend Anki Toner. Some of you will know his site but most of you won't. The link is www.cyclingboardgames.net Anki is easily the world's expert on cycling games. And he is a master of the internet. If my site is the burger bar in a street market...
I have a good friend here ('Hello, Ingo") who collects games associated with the law amongst other themes he collects. That set me thinking. How many policemen can I recall on boxes or cards. Quite a lot in the end. Here in Germany there are many games related to road safety, which is a good thing...
Humpty Dumpty must be one of the most famous rhymes in the English language. It is, of course, a nursery rhyme and is beloved by children. The most famous version of the rhyme is; Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't...
The Fox (Canidae, Carnivora, Mammalia) is a world-wide animal now. In the UK in particular, it was the focus of hunting parties and chased by hounds until death, brought on simply by exhaustion. I am glad to say that such hunting is now banned in Great Britain. The habitat of the English fox has...
The Lion (Panthera leo) is a symbol for bravery and often portrayed as ferocious beast. The lion-tamer was a familiar act in the circus. He would thrill the spectators just by being in the same 'space' as a lion or two. And then he would increase the thrill by putting his head into the lion's mouth...
The Monkey (Ceboidea - New World or Cercopithecoidea - Old World) has long been used on boxes and cards. Main reason I think would be because they are associated with fun and mischief. "Is he up to monkey business?" is how a policeman might describe a known criminal. And Blackadder might say "He is...
Louis Wain (5 August 1860 – 4 July 1939) was an English artist who is forever associated with cats. They are distinctively 'Wainish' in their style, a style he didn't adopt until the period of his wife's terminal illness. Wain started his career working for magazines like the Illustrated London...
DOGS: Latin name Canis lupus familiaris Dogs have been domesticated for 15,000 years at least. They were of great help to the earliest hunter-gatherers and their use was spread world-wide. And now they are faithful pets more often than not. Their use in images related to card games is also...
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