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Review: Lotus

It's simple, quick and ridiculously pretty. But this game of magical gardening hides a serious mean streak behind its gentle facade.

Review: Android: Mainframe

Android Mainframe board game

This cyberpunk game of elite hackers and malevolent corporations is quick, simple and compulsively fun.

Review: Onitama

Onitama board game

Onitama is a gorgeous looking game of rival kung fu monks. But does its gameplay live up to its good looks?

Review: Knit Wit

Knit Wit board game

In 2015 Matt Leacock co-designed the smash hit Pandemic Legacy. Now he’s back, and his new release Knit Wit is a radical departure from everything gamers have come to expect.

App review: Splendor

Splendor game app screenshot

Renaissance jewel collecting game Splendor is simple, addictive and elegant. But does it still sparkle on your Android or iOS device?

Interview: Pandemic designer Matt Leacock looks to cement his legacy

Game designer Matt Leacock

With Pandemic Legacy, Matt Leacock co-created the biggest gaming hit of 2015. We caught up with him to talk about his design process, the rise of story-driven games and why his new release Knit Wit is a radical departure from the games that have built his reputation.

Review: Deathwatch Overkill

Deathwatch Overkill board game

A new board game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe pits a crack team of Space Marines against an unspeakable alien horror. It's tense and cinematic, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Review: The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth

The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth board game

This fast-paced tactical skirmish game pits rival squadrons of Space Marines against each other in a frantic fight for survival. Could it tempt a lapsed Warhammer 40,000 player back to the table?

Review: Automobiles

Automobiles board game

This racing game from designer David Short is tight, tense and nail-bitingly exciting. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a killer combination of adrenaline, tactics and speed.

Hashtag watershed – why diversity is the future of gaming

The harassment of women by the "Gamergate" movement shows just how afraid some people are of diversity. But analogue or digital, bringing more people to the table results in better games.