The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 123 - The games we are looking forward to in 2023

It’s time to gaze into the crystal ball and consult the tarot deck we list the board games and tabletop roleplaying games that we are looking forward to playing in 2023. It is of course an eclectic mix of heavy eurogames, miniature laden dungeon crawls, and fantasy RPGs.

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 122 - The Best Games we Played in 2022

2022 has drawn to a close, so the boys from PHC size up their favourite games of the year, or at least their favourite games they've played this year, as all four podcasters can't seem to count.

In addition to the best of the best, we also look back at our biggest dissapointments, while Andy tries to award his insert of choice, but gets derailed in the process by Sid.


Polyhedron Collider Board Game Review Arborea

Arborea is a fantastic explosion of colour, intricate detail and a devilish knot of strategy.  There is a lot going on, a lot for your eyes to take in and a lot to think about, but once you pare it all back, the premise of the game is straightforward, it’s a worker placement game, after all, so your turn comes down to placing a worker, activating workers and clearing down your turn.  Keep these three things held firmly in your mind and you will make it through this game.
This article is here to help you buy an awesome board game-related gift for your friend, colleague or loved one.  If you are new to the hobby of tabletop gaming, or just looking to buy a gift for someone that is, we here at Polyhedron Collider, are going to help you out.

We’ll have suggestions for various budgets and we’ll try to cover all corners of tabletop gaming.  However, we won’t be making suggestions to go and buy the latest and hottest game as buying games themselves for someone else can be quite delicate and can be highly subjective.  Instead, the aim here is to suggest tabletop game adjacent products that will enhance and complement a current collection.

Important to mention that we are not affiliated with any of the companies listed here.  Polyhedron Collider has not and will not receive anything should you choose to follow any of these suggestions or links.  Everything listed here is based on our own experience and personal wish lists. 
Bonfire Board Game Review

Bonfire is a game that gives you options with a side of options.  It’s a game where you have to meticulously plan your turns well in advance, you have to consider not only what actions you need to take to realise your plan, you have to plan how you are going to get the actions in the first place.  There are lots of moving pieces, and although the theme is almost transparent, everything just seems to click and come together seamlessly.
Waggle Dance 2nd Edition Board Game Review

Don’t be misled by the bright and vibrant art in this game.  Don’t let the cute dice with bees on or the colourful wooden bits distract you.  This game may look light and cheerful, but it is not, the simple rules of this dice placement game quickly build within a few turns you will feel the full weight of each of your decisions.
Polyhedron Collider Canvas Finishing Touches Board Game Review

Simply put, Finishing Touches gives you more Canvas.  All the things that are good about Canvas, well, there’s more of that stuff in this expansion too.  It’s the second expansion for the rather innovative game of creating works of art one layer at a time.  That cool innovative stuff has already happened, it’s already there in the DNA of this game and this expansion isn’t trying to add any more.  What Finishing Touches is doing is building on that foundation and giving you some more stuff that you enjoy when you play.
Polyhedron Collider Age of Comics Board Game Review


As far as board game themes go, it is pretty niche, Age of Comics: The Golden Years is about the comic book publishing industry of the 1940s.  So, chances are if you’re reading this, it’s because you like the idea of a board game about comic books (of which there are frighteningly few) and you want some validation that you’ve made a good purchase or you need to be tipped off the fence.  
The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 119 - Bonfire and The King's Dilemma

The latest episode of board game chat has a distinctly Royal theme, as we talk Kings of Ruin (not Kings of Leon), Kingdom Come Deliverance, and The King’s Dilemma. We also talk about Bonfire but couldn’t stretch the royal analogy far enough.

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