Gin2024 Rookie’s Guide to Games: Hey, that’s my fish!

I picked up numerous boardgames at the start of lockdown with the optimistic idea that I would have loads of time to play them all. Ironically the games I’ve been playing most, sometimes repeatedly, are those that can be finished in 20 to 40 minutes. The other, larger ones with novel-sized rulebooks keep staring at …

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A Night to Remember: Halloween RPG Oneshot

“Welcome, welcome! Come one, come all! Welcome to the fabulous and newly renovated Monbeau Theatre! Please, if everyone can make your way to your seats, the play is about to begin!” You are cordially invited to the opening night of the latest play by the dazzling young playwright, Bertrand Gilliard. Gilliard was catapulted to fame …

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Gin2024 Rookies Guide to Games: Dead of Winter and This War of Mine

When a friend suggested we play the bleak zombie survival game Dead of Winter, I was initially sceptical. My ingrained fear of zombies certainly didn’t help but the lack of joy and fun in the bleak-sounding game put me off. And then my friend mentioned that they were using this game as a lead-in to …

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