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Agilist, board gamer, entrepreneur, runner, moviephile and father to an irresistible imp.

The Orient Express now departs from OTK….. err, once a year?

To many, the Orient Express is a once-a-lifetime adventure given how prohibitive a ticket is. Likewise the 18OE Orient Express (one of the many 18xx titles we at OTK enjoy) could be a once-a-lifetime experience given how prohibitively long the playtime is (12hrs min?). Anyway we decided to give this game a spin on a mid-week public holiday. Read on to get a good overview of how this game plays out, and where next for the Orient Express? 


Top in a race. Brutally.

Were you excited when Restoration Games announced the reprint of a very old classic Wolfgang Kramer game Top Race (ala Formel 1)? Maybe you haven’t even heard of it. But Formula One and other racing games always have a special appeal. Reimplemented in 2017 as DOWNFORCE, come drive with us and find out more about this new classic.

An accidental re-visit of a lost “classic”

An accidental stumble into a video posted by Wilhelmsen to their Facebook page about the port of BREMERHAVEN prompted me to revisit this 2013 classic.


Warning: Monster Kickstarters incoming!

As I write this, one monster kickstarter has ended (CTHULHU WARS) while another (18OE) is just 64 hours to go before closing. None of them are going to topped this April’s massive 2.2 million secured by ZOMBICIDE 2 yet both of these are much larger either in game components / expansions and gameplay. Read on to find out BGC’s journey with Kickstarter games since 2010.


Twilight Struggle Digital

Twilight Struggle Digital Since we like to encourage more board face-to-face interactions, we normally do not highlight or write much about digital version of boardgames (be it iPad or online). However recently GMT has announced it’s digital Windows PC (only) edition of it’s hugely popular game (and currently […]


Jack208 Boardgame Library – The "B" list

A shorter list than the previous “A” list, the popular games in this list have to be Bang, Battlestar Galactica, Bohnanza and my personal fave of the list BRASS. For those with poor memory, you might want to take a look at Busen Memo. Hehe.


Jack208 Boardgame Library – The "A" list (Part 2)

The 2nd part of the “A” list of boardgames included top games such as Automobile, Antiquity, Advanced Squad Leader and Axis & Allies. Read more and find out which of these games are my fave? 😛


Jack208 Boardgame Library – The "A" list

The first of the alphabets produced some really heavy hitters namely Acquire, Age of Steam, and Agricola. Find out more about these games in the first part of the “A” list.