I played Magic: The Gathering for the first time.

Some might think it impossible to have been playing board and card games for 10+ years and never played Magic: The Gathering. I had heard about it and knew the appeal, draw and even knew of the subculture. I was aware of its impact on the industry and recognised its...

d20 Reviews: Gloomhaven

Don’t worry, there aren’t any serious Gloomhaven spoilers coming up! Gloomhaven weighs 9.8kg. For reference, when my three-month-old nephew was born he weighed just 3.5kg, the current 18 carat gold FIFA world cup trophy weighs a meagre 6.1kg and for the...

d20 Staff Picks

d20 has come a long way from it’s humble, kick-started beginnings. Along with Michelle, Mario and Page the café now employs a cast of characters that you might have met. We are always asked for recommendations and depending who you ask you’ll get a different...

Why it works: Azul

Azul seems to have taken the board-gaming world somewhat by storm. Released in 2017, with a second edition already with us by early 2018 the game claims to ‘capture the beautiful aesthetics of Moorish art’ with simple, quick and family-friendly game play....
A Game of Thrones Catan, Brotherhood of the Watch

A Game of Thrones Catan, Brotherhood of the Watch

Runaway cultural superstar, A Game Of Thrones meets board game legend, Catan. Guaranteed success story, right? Klaus Teuber’s Catan, (Settlers of Catan if you insist) first published in 1995, is celebrated as a breakthrough success and is both elegant in its...

Blog!

Want to know what is going on at d20? We play new games, old favourites and fun fringe titles all the time and we want to tell you all about them. Here is the place to find a (hopefully) weekly highlight of what we get up to at d20 Board Game Cafe.