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Matthew Thomasson

The Friendly Boardgamer brings you reviews of all your favourite board games. My content is designed to be short, sucking and straight to the point. d4 D.I.C.E. reviews take dice as an acronym for duration, interaction, complexity and engagement. Audio reviews take the form of 10 minute teardown podcasts in which I review a game in 10 minutes or less giving a brief rules overview and my final thoughts.

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Small Islands Review
Small Islands Review

Small Islands is a one to four player tile laying, territory building game with elements of push your luck. It is designed by Alexis Allard and published by MushrooM Games.

Conception to Convention
Conception to Convention

So, what started off as an idea has recently turned in to a reality. An idea around organising and running my very own board game convention. How hard could it be right?

Jetpack Joyride Review
Jetpack Joyride Review

Jetpack Joyride is a 2019 real time, puzzle race game that has been adapted from the popular mobile game, Jetpack Joyride.

Robotech: Force of Arms Review
Robotech: Force of Arms Review

As the RDF it is your job to protect and defend Earth. As the Zentraedi you will try to destroy Earth and capture the SDF-1.

KeyForge Fourth Set Announced
KeyForge Fourth Set Announced

Final Fantasy Games have announced another instalment to the KeyForge universe. Mass Mutation will be the fourth set of Archon Decks to be released.

Point Salad Review
Point Salad Review

Point Salad is a light, fun drafting game. It is a great game to introduce the drafting mechanism to new players, or players who have not played a drafting game before.

Coloma Review
Coloma Review

Coloma is a one to six player hand management, simultaneous action selection game designed by Jonny Pac Cantin and published by Final Frontier Games.

MegaCity: Oceania Review
MegaCity: Oceania Review

Megacity : Oceania is a two to four player dexterity, strategy city building game from Jordan Draper and Michael Fox and published by Hub Games.

Sierra West Review
Sierra West Review

Sierra West is a one to four player, deck building, hand management, action creation (This is my take on it) game from designer Jonny Pac Cantin and published by Board&Dice. Players take on the role of an expedition leader who must use strategy and tactics to guide their team of pioneers

Dale of Merchants Review
Dale of Merchants Review

Matt sets out his stall of thoughts in a review of the 2015 strategy game Dale Of Merchants, but what did he think? Read more here!