BLOGGER

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

Pacific Rails Inc Review
Pacific Rails Inc Review

The most recent train game I’ve been playing is Pacific Rails Inc. It was ticking a lot of boxes on paper. Does it hold up with a few plays under my belt?

Cloudage Review
Cloudage Review

I really like Alexander Pfister’s games. For a designer who mainly focuses on Euro-style mechanisms, this is unique to him. Enter, Cloudage.

It’s a Wonderful World Review
It’s a Wonderful World Review

It’s a Wonderful World funded back in summer 2019. It is a card game for 1-5 players that will have each player trying to build their own little empire.

Ticket To Ride 1912 Expansion Review
Ticket To Ride 1912 Expansion Review

The Ticket to Ride 1912 expansion to Ticket to Ride Europe adds some new ways to play and keeps things nice and fresh. I would be adding this into the mix!

Top 4 Autumn Themed Games
Top 4 Autumn Themed Games

Summer has gone. It’s wet outside, the days are getting shorter and the nights are closing in. But the arrival of autumn is not all bad news!

Frosthaven Preview
Frosthaven Preview

Frosthaven is the most backed boardgame kickstarter of 2020 with just shy of $13 million dollars.You don’t get those numbers without being special, and Frosthaven is just that.

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.