Escape the Dark Sector: The Tabletop Review

Finally, the four of you escape from your cell, having been captured by aliens in the Dark Sector. They have your ship and it’s going to take might, cunning, and wisdom to travel through the three perilous zones between you and your ride outta here. Grabbing a gun each (thanks handy gun cabinet) you dart down a dark tunnel encountering …

Playing Dungeons and Dragons for Effective Team-Building

Dungeons and Dragons is more popular now than ever. Once relegated to dark and dank basements, D&D is now a fixture in pop culture spaces and is seen as an integral aspect of geek culture. Many of the most popular YouTube channels and TV shows have featured the beloved tabletop role-playing game at one time or another. However, many people …

5 Reasons Why Playing Board Games Is Good for You

Contrary to what you might think, board games aren’t just for kids! While you probably grew up on a family-friendly diet of “Monopoly” and “Cranium,” there’s an entire world of board games out there for you and your friends to explore. Whether you’re 8 or 88, there’s a board game that’s sure to stir the spirit of competition between you …

We asked some streamers what games make them happy

Videogames! They can be a source of fun, of exhilaration, or utter fucking frustration when you fuck that fucking mission up for the umpteenth fucking time. *narrows eyes and glares at GTFO* It’s easy to forget that games can be fun when guns deep in the latest grey and beige shooter, or getting attempting to survive as a civilian in …

Post a game to a friend: BARPIG Lock-Inn

BARPIG! The highly social game of post adventuring tavern-time won our ‘Party Game of UK Games Expo’ award and was nominated in our end of year awards too. Surely such a silly game can’t work in a post-lockdown world… right? A game so based on social interaction and being in the same room that it’s surely in piggy hibernation to …

Review: Hero Realms

Today we’re taking a look at Hero Realms, a deck-building, fantasy combat game from White Wizard Games; the spiritual sequel to their space-themed deck-builder Star Realms.  In this review we’re looking at the base box – which offers a few competitive game modes for 1-4 players – as well as the character and boss packs, and the co-op campaign mode …

Review: Exceed Fighting System: Shovel Knight Edition

Shovel Knight is a popular, platform-scrolling game franchise. Personally, I don’t have a lot of experience playing this fun, arcadey game, but from watching speedrunners and YouTubers I can describe the base game like this: imagine Mario, but instead of the quirky Italian plummer we all know and love, you control a knight armed with a shovel.  It follows the …

The Role-Playing Game of Epic Fails -Hero Master Review

Hero Master, the game of epic fails, has finally been released after a long-anticipated wait. This game is special within the Coaching For Geeks community because it’s from one of our very own, the noble artist, Jamie Noble Friar. Jamie has not only designed the game, he has also done all of the artwork for it too! With his solo …

6 Tips for People Who Want to Try Live Action Role Playing for the First Time

Every year, thousands of like-minded individuals gather for LARP (Live Action Role Play) festivals, complete with their swords, shields, armor, and a warrior-like dedication to their fandom. And their numbers continue to rise. For a newbie, embarking on the first LARP can be intimidating if not prepared for. Here are some useful tips for first-time LARPers: 1. Research the Event …

Adventure is Served – Role Play Gourmet

Immersive ‘dinner, show and adventure’ crosses culinary skills with role playing games. Tickets for Role Play Gourmet are available now The innovative ‘dinner, show and adventure’ styled on a fantasy role playing game Role Play Gourmet is served at Vault Festival 2020. This interactive, gaming and dining experience all rolled into one is written and directed by Vault Festival favourite …

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Skytear – The Tabletop Review

Tearing a new era in competitive boardgaming Post Launch Update – 22 January 2020 Skytear is now in the process of fulfilment and finally I have had my copy delivered. After everyone’s favourite moment of unboxing and smelling that new board game smell (don’t even pretend you don’t) I went about checking I’d received what was promised and it was …

The CfG Awards 2019 – WINNERS

HERE COME THE WINNERS! It’s been another phenomenal year for geek culture, as we claim an ever larger share of the voice of pop culture. Coaching for Geeks’ end of year awards celebrates the big, the bold, and the unsung heroes. The Coaching for Geeks community made its nominations and the public voted throughout December… and it’s safe to say …

Ion: making the bond between games and education stronger – Review

Science is amazing. It is one of the biggest passions in my life. But it can be hard, really hard, to understand at times. The ability to grasp and understand key scientific principles can shape and develop how we think, which is how we progress intellectually as a species. Getting this information across can be tough. There are some wonderful …

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Kastles: Medieval Mayhem – The Review

Kastles has a simple objective: everyone has a castle to defend and other castles to destroy. That’s it; no plot twist or hidden backstory, but what it lacks in narrative depth it makes up for in enjoyment. For this game, created by Gunpowder Studios and promoted by Red Knight Toy Group, uses strategy and silliness in equal measure as players …

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Win LOADS of BOARD GAMES at Tabletop Gaming Live

Coaching for Geeks is heading to Tabletop Gaming Live! The awesome tabletop gaming event, hosted by Tabletop Gaming Magazine taking place at London’s Alexandra Palace on 28-29 September 2019. I’ll be joined by Liam Purkiss of FURN gaming and we’ll be reporting on the show, covering games we play, and running The Ridiculous Tabletop Pub Quiz at 4pm on Saturday …

Escape the Dark Castle: Review & Interview

T’was a warm June evening when I decided to gather some friends around to try out a new game. I remember being told during my time at the UKGE by the lovely folks at Themeborne Games that ‘Escape the Dark Castle is a thematic game full of atmosphere and simple RPG elements that even a complete newbie to RPG games …

Newfoundland Jam – The Review

The game of “Newfoundland Jam” is a simple concept to understand for those who are unfamiliar to the game and, really, have no idea what it’s about. It’s a card game for 2-4 players but is easily played with either 2 or 4 respectively. For one, the setup is easy however for some it may take a little time to …

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Street Fighter Exceed – Review

A quick table-top battle of spirits, not fists, with Street Fighter Exceed Nothing can beat the experience of playing Street Fighter on the arcade but this game comes pretty close. BY GREG WATSON Review Summary Game: Street Fighter Exceed Fighting System Publisher: Level 99 Price: $29.95 from Level 99 Games Summary: Street Fighter Exceed is a tabletop combat card game …

Our Games of UK Games Expo 2019

It’s that time of year again, we are almost as far away from the next UK Games Expo as possible in a calendar year and that’s sad. However, there is still some good news from the world of UKGE – one has just finished and what a fantastic show it was! Various members of the Coaching for Geeks team are …