F-side Games

Upon a Fable

I've had a chance to play this game a couple of times now, and it's fun. 

Review to follow

A Fairy Tale

Upon a Fable, the fairy tale strategy game has arrived. 

It was meant to be a review...

I was planning to write a review of "Freedom" today, but spent the day looking for keys, a new phone and my hound. The review will appear tomorrow.

Keep smiling.

Back from Essen

Wow, that was amazing. I've never seen so many gamers, nor so many games. How many sheep-based board games does the world need? At least half a dozen if various games companies are to be believed. 

Despite the many thousands of games available, my personal highlight was meeting Sandy Petersen, the creator of Call of Cthulhu. He was there, with the rest of the team from Green Eye Games, to promote and demonstrate his latest game Cthulhu Wars. The quality of the game pieces is fantastic, you can see lost souls disappearing up Nyarlathotep, or was it Shub-Niggurath?

You may have noticed a glut of Cthulhu games since the copyright on HP Lovecraft's work expired last year. But if Sandy Petersen can't do a new Cthulhu game, then who can. And it looks like a good'un. 

On a related subject, I picked up the rules for Call of Catthulhu while I was there. They are running a KickStarter to fund a deluxe edition of the rules and it should be starting any minute now. I'll pass the details on as soon as I have them. 

Talking to some of the publishers there, I was assured that my copies of "A Study in Emerald" and "Freedom: The Underground Railroad" should arrive in the next week or two (even if Uwe from Academy Games kept thinking I was German). 

Being Conventional

For indoor hobbies like ours, the invention season never really goes away, but this year’s season is definitely well underway already. For example the Milton Keynes RPG club have Concrete...

Mr Darcy Returns *updated*

Good news Pride and Prejudice fans.  After an absence due to illness, "Marrying Mr Darcy" has returned to F-side Games. The new stock has arrived and is ready for your perusal.   ...

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the first working day of the year here in Scotland, so I thought it would be a good idea to write down my plans for the business over the...