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Tom Harrod

Like many others before him, Tom was lured into the world of board games by being introduced to gateway classics Catan and Carcassonne. These days, however, he’ll most likely be found playing medium-to-heavy Euros such as Le Havre or Tzolk’in, or wearing a nervous face during dexterity games. Tom runs a weekly gaming night for a 200+ members-strong community in Suffolk, where he gets just as much satisfaction teaching games to new attendees as he does playing with the grizzled board game veterans! You can follow the group’s game sessions on Twitter/Instagram by checking out @buryboardgames.

Articles By: Tom Harrod

How to Play – Catan
How to Play – Catan

Klaus Teuber’s Catan is, for many, the ‘gateway game’ that introduced them into the wonderful world of modern board games. Learn how to play today.

How to Play – Century: Spice Road
How to Play – Century: Spice Road

In Century: Spice Road you and your fellow players are rival spice merchants looking to acquire (and trade) spices from the east. Learn how to play.

How to Play – Photosynthesis
How to Play – Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis plays on the theme of trees converting light into a chemical energy for themselves, which can then be released for them to grow.

How to Play – Azul
How to Play – Azul

Azul is a superb tile drafting game by Michael Kiesling. It won the coveted Spiel des Jahres award (Family Game of the Year) in 2018. See how to play.

How to Play – Skull
How to Play – Skull

Skull is a 10-30-minute bluffing card game by designer Hervé Marly. The rules are really simple, and the gameplay has an abundance of interactivity.

Gùgōng Review
Gùgōng Review

Welcome to Gùgōng: A medium-heavy, hand management, worker placement board game by designer Andreas Steding and Game Brewer.

Vanuatu Board Game Review
Vanuatu Board Game Review

In Vanuatu, up to five players compete as rival islanders looking to prosper from various business opportunities throughout the chain of islands.

Ulm Review
Ulm Review

Ulm is a Euro-style board game featuring action selection, area control, area influence and set collection. It’s based on the famous Ulmer Münster.