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Rise to Nobility Review

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are things in life that are perfectly understandable. Things like buying German cars because they’re well made and can go round corners; wearing a crash helmet when riding a motorbike; sacking work off to go to the pub and drink in the beer garde…

UK Games Expo 2018 Preview

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

UK Games Expo 2018, Birmingham NEC, Banner
Once a year, the nerds that form the UK Board Gaming Community start to get a little anxious. The reason for this anxiety is not because it’s time for their bath, but due to the annual gathering just outside Birmingham International Airport where they congregate in large numbers to ogle, drool over and mingle around new and upcoming tabletop games for the year ahead.
Yes, it’s time for UK Games Expo 2018 so fire up the hype machine, set it to maximum chat and put on your convention pants to see what’s got us at Polyhedron Collider more excited than a Jack Russell who’s been fed coffee powder and just been told it’s time for walkies.

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Guards of Atlantis Review

Posted on May 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Guards of Atlantis - Minions, MOBA, Miniatures

There are times where you make a fabulous choice and can’t help but wonder how lucky you got. Sadly, sometimes there are decisions in life that come back to haunt you. Given that I’m writing a board game review and I’ve (somehow) got a reputation for being “a bit miserable”, I’ll let you figure out which way this particular decision went for me.

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Lords of Hellas Review

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Lords of Hellas Core Box

It seems hypocrisy is something with which I am becoming more familiar. Not through malice or an attempt to ruin someone’s day (although I will admit it is entertaining), but through an evolution of taste and the fact that I seem to have been cross-bred with a magpie. That being the only explanation  I can think of for claiming to be “not about the miniatures” whilst jumping on the bandwagon faster than Zebedee on a springboard when a juicy Kickstarter appears which is clearly “mostly about the miniatures”.

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The Grimm Forest Review

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The Grimm Forest Board Game Review

Once upon a time there was a trio of men who had a severe obsession in board games. Because of this obsession, they spent many hours playing, discussing and criticising their games, arguing about which was best. Needless to say, they almost never agreed.

It turns out that on occasion, the stars do align and said trio of man-children do reach a consensus. Unfortunately for the Grimm Forest, it’s not a positive outcome.

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Star Trek Adventures Review

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Any Grammar Nazi out there will happily tell you…sorry, tell you happily… that Star Trek’s famous line “To Boldy Go..” should in fact read “To Go, Boldly…” as one should never split one’s infinitives. It can be a tad painful.Read more »

Empires: Age of Discovery Review

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It would appear that we at Polyhedron Collider are a shower of dirty liars and hypocrites. "What is the reason for this confession?" you may ask. It seems that we may have made the statement on an earlier podcast that “it’s not all about the …

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 2 Kickstarter Arrivals

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As the resident….well, I hesitate to use the term “junkie”, but it’s pretty much what the other two call me….“purchasing enthusiast” within the Polyhedron Collider walls, it seems that the majority of Kickstarters we collectively backed prior to 2018…

Tortuga 1667 Review

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I must admit, I did rather enjoy The Curse of the Black Pearl – Captain Jack running around the Caribbean drunk and sunburned was an entertaining film that refreshed the way we looked at pirates. Even if it was responsible for a million poor attempts at dreadlocks from Hallowe’en partygoers from then on.

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Tortuga 1667 Review

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I must admit, I did rather enjoy The Curse of the Black Pearl – Captain Jack running around the Caribbean drunk and sunburned was an entertaining film that refreshed the way we looked at pirates. Even if it was responsible for a million poor attempts at dreadlocks from Hallowe’en partygoers from then on.

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Dwar7s Fall Review

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I think I must secretly be a Dwarf. At 175 cm tall, it’s hard to justify that statement, but I have a beard, I don’t mind being underground, I like large stone structures, I enjoy drinking ale and I listen to loud music. So, I’m going with it. This kinship I’ve just made up is going to be used to thinly explain why I find Dwarfs’ Fall from Vesuvius Media so appealing, at least the idea of it anyway.


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Dwar7s Fall Review

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I think I must secretly be a Dwarf. At 175 cm tall, it’s hard to justify that statement, but I have a beard, I don’t mind being underground, I like large stone structures, I enjoy drinking ale and I listen to loud music. So, I’m going with it. This kinship I’ve just made up is going to be used to thinly explain why I find Dwarfs’ Fall from Vesuvius Media so appealing, at least the idea of it anyway.


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Clans of Caledonia Review

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Clans of Caledonia Review

Whenever I visited my gran’s house, she always had a ropey old tea towel in her kitchen, presumably from around the time when Robert the Bruce was a lad, depicting hairy “coos”, big red-headed strapping men in kilts and the odd wild Haggis. It is this romantic image of Scotland that stuck with me through my life until I lived there and found that it’s actually an accurate depiction of the place and the image on the tea towel was presumably a photograph, much like the image above.

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Clans of Caledonia Review

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Clans of Caledonia Review

Whenever I visited my gran’s house, she always had a ropey old tea towel in her kitchen, presumably from around the time when Robert the Bruce was a lad, depicting hairy “coos”, big red-headed strapping men in kilts and the odd wild Haggis. It is this romantic image of Scotland that stuck with me through my life until I lived there and found that it’s actually an accurate depiction of the place and the image on the tea towel was presumably a photograph, much like the image above.

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Drakkar Kickstarter Review

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Now we all love a bit of Norse mythology. The Marvel films are testament to that. A good looking chap with a big mallet walloping things around the head seems to make for the good times. And I’m sure he’s handy in a workshop too. Smacking nails into wo…

Betrayal at House on the Hill Review

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

There’s a rumour circulating the industry about us reviewers, about how some don’t post negative reviews. I won’t get into that here as it’s up to the individual reviewers to create content as they choose. We at Polyhedron Collider, however, are certai…

Century: Spice Road Review

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It is said that the early bird catches the worm. However, I’m one of those weird folks who, whenever anyone mentions worms, I immediately think of the sandworms in Dune. Huge great things with mouths bigger than the Channel Tunnel and with more segment…

This War of Mine: The Board Game Review

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Anyone alive in the 90s who owned an Amiga will almost certainly have remembered the Sensible Software game “Cannon Fodder”. If you don’t remember the game, look it up. I’ll wait.I mention Cannon Fodder because it came with the tagline: “War has nev…