Reviews

Reviews

Review: Lotus

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

Review: Android: Mainframe

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

Review: Onitama

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

Review: Knit Wit

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.
Splendor game app screenshot

App review: Splendor

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

Review: Deathwatch Overkill

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.
The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth board game

Review: The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth

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?
Automobiles board game

Review: Automobiles

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.
Epic card game

Review: Epic Card Game

Fantasy card game Epic aims to cram the compelling strategy of Magic: The Gathering into a single £13 box. But while it tries to address some of Magic's biggest shortcomings, it introduces a few of its own along the way.