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Thom Newton

By day I work as a mild mannered (sometimes) software developer. My first forays into the world of modern designer boardgames started just over 10 years with Catan and Carcasonne and has now ballooned to a point where it may not overwhelm my time, but it definitely overwhelms my storage space. I’d describe myself as a Euro leaning gamer but I am definitely not against chucking handfuls of dice to make big plastic minis fight each other. My current favourite designer is probably Alexander Pfister .

Outside of the world of cardboard and plastic I enjoy cooking and am trying to get back into the world of rock climbing.

Favourite: Game, Movie, Fictional Character & Food

Articles By: Thom Newton

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion Preview
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion Preview

Jaws of the Lion is a bite sized version of Gloomhaven if the bite belonged to a T-Rex. Streamlining the mega selling game into an approachable adventure.

Traintopia Review
Traintopia Review

Traintopia is a great game that offers some interesting choices and strategies and it is not intimidating to new players.

Nava First Impressions
Nava First Impressions

So, this is something a little different for me. I’ve been asked to look at is a prototype for a little abstract 2-4 player abstract strategy game called Nava.

Galaxy Trucker Big Expansion Review
Galaxy Trucker Big Expansion Review

Galaxy Trucker is a real time tile laying game of building your ship the best you can and flying through space! What’s the Big Expansion add?

Pulsar 2849 Review
Pulsar 2849 Review

So, what will you be doing while you play? Well, Pulsar 2849 has players competing to set up massive energy networks that span the galaxy.

Blue Moon City Review
Blue Moon City Review

After a long and bloody war, Blue Moon City lies in ruins and it is the job of the players to rebuild it. Read here for Thom’s thoughts!

Mansions of Madness Path of the Serpent Expansion review
Mansions of Madness Path of the Serpent Expansion review

Path of the Serpent is a solid expansion which adds some great new investigations into Mansions of Madness. The new mechanics are thematic if a little frustrating at times but on the whole this expansion adds a lot of new content to enjoy to your game.

Expedition to Newdale Review
Expedition to Newdale Review

Expedition to Newdale is a very good game. It has earned its place in my collection, becoming one of my favourite engine builders.