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Louis Noble

I'm a former teacher (Maths and Psychology, if you're interested), now working in the public sector as a data analyst. A gaydad, though my kids aren't really kids any more...

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Articles By: Louis Noble

New Frontiers Review
New Frontiers Review

New Frontiers is the long rumoured board game version of Race for the Galaxy. Can the big box version topple it’s card game predeccessor?

Chocolate Factory Review
Chocolate Factory Review

Chocolate Factory is a big box game from UK publisher Alley Cat Games. Our ‘Euro Expert’ Louis puts on his Wonka and hides the golden tickets…

Black Angel Review
Black Angel Review

Black Angel sees the designers of Troyes return with this spiritual successor. It ties together ideas from Troyes and Solenia, but does it work?

Maracaibo Review
Maracaibo Review

Maracaibo combines many familar elements into one meaty gameplay pie. Louis takes a big bite and breaks down what he finds!

Hadara Review
Hadara Review

With its bold colours, reasonably quick gameplay, and a passing nod to civilisation style games, Hadara seems to occupy an otherwise underpopulated gap in the market.

Yokohama Review
Yokohama Review

Yokohama may be best loosely described as building a business, and trading in the far east. Whilst the theme may be wafer thin, Yokohama is a game that relies upon some fairly robust mechanics, a slow burn engine to build, and enough variability to keep the game alive after several plays.

Mini Rails Review
Mini Rails Review

Mini Rails, despite its train theme, is more of a network building, share management game. It’s for 3-5 players and is published by Moaideas Game Design.

Nine Tiles Panic Review
Nine Tiles Panic Review

Nine Tiles Panic is a sort of route building, town planning, tile laying game. Nine Tiles Panic is based loosely on the previous game Nine Tiles.