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John Hunt

Dad of three, history teacher, Russophile, medievalist, tech geek, dinghy sailor and inveterate game player.

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Top 6 Lean Games
Top 6 Lean Games

When it comes to genre, design, rules and play time are so important. Here are John’s top 6 best lean games. has your favourite made the cut? Find out here!

Jaipur 2nd Edition Review
Jaipur 2nd Edition Review

Jaipur 2nd Edition features the same satisfying set-collection and hand mangement gameplay as the first, with gorgeous new art. Read our full review here.

Uno Review
Uno Review

I can’t imagine a time without Uno. It is the quintessential family game and I mean that in the most positive sense. It’s ready to deploy to any audience at any occasion

Master of the Galaxy Review
Master of the Galaxy Review

Master of the Galaxy is an overlooked gem with good production values and bag building, asymmetric powers with nods to 4x games!

Blitzkrieg! Review
Blitzkrieg! Review

Blitzkrieg is WW2 game that plays in 20 minutes! Strategically place your troops into various theatres of war to win the tug of war in each one!

Schotten Totten Review
Schotten Totten Review

Schotten Totten is a reskin of the Reiner Knizia 2-player card game Battle Lines. Classical armies have been replaced by Scottish clansmen and women fighting over the border between their two territories.

Blue Lagoon Review
Blue Lagoon Review

Blue Lagoon is another recent Reiner Knizia release, this time by Blue Orange Games. However, I think it has been rather overlooked

Undaunted Normandy Review
Undaunted Normandy Review

Undaunted Normandy is a 2 player, platoon level, light war game from Osprey Games. It’s set following the Allied landings in Normandy in 1944 and pits German and US troops across 12 scenarios.

Whitehall Mystery Review
Whitehall Mystery Review

Detective players are pitted against a player in the role of Jack the Ripper, who will leave a trail of corpses strewn across Victorian London unless the detectives can apprehend him first.