Author: Magnús Gunnlaugsson

Review: Lords of Waterdeep – “perfect for those yet to play worker placement games”

Lords of Waterdeep is one of the most played games in my game library. Since we write a lot about roleplaying games here on Yawning Portal and Lords of Waterdeep is set in the Forgotten Realms setting of Dungeons and Dragons, I thought it would be a perfect fit. Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that...

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Learning a new board game? Six tips to get you started

Learning a new board game can be cumbersome. Especially if you’re new to the hobby. All you want is to rip the plastic off the box, set up and get started, but learning a new game takes some preparation. I want to teach you some of my favourite tips on learning a new game. Have someone teach you If you’re lucky enough to know someone who knows the game already then now is the perfect time to invite them around for a game night. Playing is naturally the best way to learn and if you have questions you can...

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Arkham Horror: The Living Card Game

There has been no shortage of board games based on the Cthulhu Mythos, inspired by the works of H.P Lovecraft. Fantasy Flight Games have been doling out a variety of board games in a category of their own called The Arkham Files. There are multiple other games, such as Cthulhu Love Letter, Cthulhu Fluxx, Mythos Tales (the Lovecraft version of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective), Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu and more. If you’re unfamiliar with the tales and themes of Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos, we’ve gone quite deep into it several times. There is no shortage of RPG’s and...

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