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Someone Call A Doctor!

Its been a long time in coming, but at last I have copies of Quacks Of Quedlinburg Big Box Edition on the way to me…yay! The big box contains previous expansion, The Herb Witches and Wolfgangs Exchange Office. It really is super value and you get a lot of game for your money. If you’ve not played it then you are missing a treat. Build a bag of potion ingredients and push your luck as you draw these in an attempt to add them to your cauldron without blowing up.…

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Games For Families During Lockdown Pt.2

Welcome again to my continuing mini series of blogs hopefully showing you some fun games that aren’t monopoly or snakes and ladders that you can play with your family whilst we are under lockdown rules and home schooling has replaced the normal education system for a while. Today I’m going to introduce you to a little gem of a game that fits the bill of being able to be played with children whilst helping them with their mental maths without even realising it. My offering to you today is a…

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Games For Families During Lockdown

So it is looking like we are going to be spending more time together as at the time of writing schools are closed, more people are working from home and its not possible to go to many entertainment venues….luckily we have our old friend board gaming to fall back on. I wanted to start a small series of brief blog posts with suggestions of games you may want to try and play with children during the current situation. I understand that this isn’t always as easy as it may sound…

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View From The Trenches

I’ve been running the online store now for around 4 months at the time of writing this blog, and really just wanted to make a few observations which may be of interest for anyone looking at the world of table top gaming retail. Firstly, a person I know who runs a bricks and mortar store once said to me “if you want to make a small fortune in the gaming industry you need to start with a large fortune”…well turns out he was very correct. I honestly don’t know how…

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Solo Playing – The Walking Dead All Out War

At the time of penning this article we are living in strange times. The corona virus is ravaging the world and to be honest the way the year 2020 has panned out I wouldn’t be surprised if the dead started walking again! With restrictions in place it has meant that normal gaming club meet ups and playing at each others houses has become difficult or non existent. In these days where I need to play table top games to maintain my sanity I have turned to solitary gaming using The…

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What Is Miniature Wargaming?

Wargaming (no matter how you dress it up) is recreating conflict on your table top using miniature figures (essentially toy soldiers) as game pieces. There are many facets to the hobby both the modelling and painting of your troops and scenery and also the tactical and strategic element, head to head trying to gain advantage over your opponents troops. I strongly feel that this type of gaming is extremely creative, both in the artistic sense when making your models and also in the table top gaming sense when deciding how…

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Is Metal Dead?

The world of miniature gaming has change beyond all recognition since I first started gaming 40 odd years ago. Way back in those days there really wasn’t the vast array of miniatures to choose from that we are lucky enough to have today and of course you either had lead miniatures or pvc type plastics…..but behold we now live in the 21st century! So the question I have to ask is are metal miniatures becoming a thing of the past? In the past years the availability of hard plastic figures…

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Hi Tech and Simply Airfix

Well, the last few days have been a learning curve for me, and it just goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks….woof! So the site has been up now for about a week and I’ve (well actually Sarah the IT genius and web designer who made the site possible) have been getting it connected up to social media and a platform (is that the right phrase?) which will allow me to send monthly newsletters out to my subscribers. But of course there were a few twists…

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Visual Appeal

There are many facets to table top miniature gaming and one of those that gives me the greatest pleasure is the model making and painting aspect, I think it provides a creative outlet and as well as being calming for my mind it is very satisfying to see your finished results. New additions to the web store are the new terrain crate products which provide some well detailed and highly thematic scatter terrain for your gaming table and represent great value for money. The addition of these items elevate the…

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Watch Out…The Whispers Are Coming

We’ve been waiting a while but at last the whispers faction is finally on its way with and expected release in August. The good news is I’ve already got my stock order in so I’ll have these available as soon as they are released. I’ve managed to get some sneaky preview pictures for you. There will be a faction box (like the saviours faction box) and also a booster pack to bulk out those nasty whispers. I’m intrigued to see what the new character cards look like and how the…

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