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Small World: Royal Bonus

October 10, 2017

Small World expansions have always excited me, as I love getting new races to add to the variety of the gameplay. It seems limitlessly expandable, so long as you can find new ways to create different abilities within the rules. So when Days of Winder ran a kickstarter for the Small World ipad app, I […]

Small World Realms: Bigger and Better… Well, Bigger At Least

November 4, 2013

Small World is one of my favourite games and has proven to be easily expandable. Most of the expansions coming out have included new races and powers, as would seem obvious. However, a small group of fans clamoured for more map expansions, and so Days of Wonder released Realms. Realms allows players to make their […]

Small World Underground: A Step Below the Original

October 9, 2011

I love Small World. I love the theme, the artwork, the variable player powers, the strategies. I love all of the expansions. So when I heard that a whole new base game with a new board set in a subterranean world with all new races and powers was going to be released, I was very […]

My Ten Favourite Small World Races

September 10, 2011

10. Cultists Rounding out my list at #10 is the cultists. I didn’t think I would like the cultists. Perhaps because of the darker theme they invoke, I’m not sure. But they are really quite cool and quite powerful. The Cultists can actually summon Cthulhu( though they don’t actually call him Cthulhu in the game), […]

Small World – Be Not Afraid…: Pygmies, Pixies, and Ghosts, Oh My!

May 14, 2011

Small World has proven to be a very expandable game since it can incorporate many more races and powers without really affecting the games gestalt. Be Not Afraid is another excellent expansion which adds many more fantastic races and powers and is perhaps Small World’s best expansion to date. Be Not Afraid goes a little […]

Grand Dames of Small World: Gender Equity on the Battlefield

April 4, 2011

Small World is an incredibly fun and highly addictive game whose appeal largely comes from the races available to play as. However, the producers of the game must have looked at those races and thought that the Amazons looked lonely. They were the only females in the entirety of this small world! They realized that […]

Small World – Cursed!: A Nasty Bit of Fun

February 10, 2011

Board game expansions are tricky. The whole point of them is to add new freshness to the game and give a richer experience. However, if this ends up changing the game too much, the original experience of the game can seem muddied and enthusiasm can quickly be drenched. Yet some games seem to be tailor-made […]

Small World: The Next Big Thing

December 31, 2010

Designer games have exploded onto the board gaming scene over the last decade and as a result board gaming has never been so popular. The success of these designer games has been propelled by three particular games: the Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, and Ticket to Ride. These are the tent-poles of the Eurogame movement. The […]