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Best Play Recommends: Coup

TL;DR What: A lightweight game of politics and death Players: Up to six Time: 10-20 minutes per round People: Almost anyone, better with adults […]

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The Gist: Coup

The Gist of Coup in under a minute. In many ways, Coup sums up what Best Play is all about. […]

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A Funny Old Game: Emlyn Hughes' TeamTactix (1986)

Football. Muddy boots, jumpers for goalposts, managers that look like eagles. It’s a funny old game. And so is TeamTactix, […]

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5 Mind-Blowingly Futuristic Things in Board Games Right Now

I’m sat in my pants watching Narcos when a tear in the time space continuum rips open in front of […]

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The Gist: Cube Quest

The Gist of Cube Quest in under a minute. A flicking great 2 player game to flex those fingers. Easy […]

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Best Play Recommends: Cube Quest

TL;DR What: A simple 2 player game that’s all about flicking Players: Two. Yup, that’s it. Time: 15-20 minutes People: Any two people who […]

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The Best Monopoly: A Statistical Analysis

Death of culture, science and humanity forces people to do strange things. Strange habits, strange lives, strange currencies. When society […]

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A 7-Step Guide to the Perfect Office Games Night

You’ve broached the subject with a few colleagues. You’ve found some kindred spirits. Someone overheard you and was intrigued. It’s […]

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Win a Copy of Chickapig - Before it's Even Shipped!

Last month, we gave away one of our favourite games, Survive: Escape from Atlantis. A lucky chap called Christian in […]

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The 7 perfect games to buy for your startup

The office. It’s where you make your money, make new friends and get shit done. We all have fun though […]

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How to Teach Board Games and Influence People

Hello. So the idea is to move your eyes to this bit of text and start referencing the order and […]

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Guest Post: How I Got Hooked on the Good Stuff

As a wee lad, I was never flexible enough for Twister, not quite delicate enough for Mouse Trap, and nowhere near […]

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Best Play Recommends: Jaipur

TL;DR What: A beautifully designed two player card game about trading in an Indian market Players: Two. Yup, that’s it. Two or nothing. […]

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The Gist: Jaipur

The Gist of Jaipur in under a minute. The perfect 2 player game to take with you on your holidays. […]

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A Funny Old Game: Journey Through Europe (1974)

Your exams are over. They’re finally done and the long hot Summer of 1974 is upon you. You’ve never felt […]

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6 Ways to Pimp Your Board Game Collection

You’re into Board games now, right? You’ve been reading and watching Best Play, growing a small but amazing collection of […]

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7 Spiritual Sequels to 'Mousetrap'

Some of the most exhilarating moments in my table-top gaming memory are getting the ‘money shot’ in Mousetrap. The rules […]

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Best Play Recommends: Chickapig

TL;DR What: a four-way sliding Chess remix with a defecating cow Players: two or four people, but best with four […]

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The Gist: Chickapig

The Gist of Chickapig in under a minute. It’s Best Play’s first Gist of a game yet to be released, […]

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Stupid Free Things You Can Play Codenames With

Codenames is one of those games that you play and instantly think ‘why the hell didn’t this already exist?’. Beautifully simple, […]

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