Battleship

This Christmas, perhaps you’re hoping to find a battleship in your stocking. Perhaps you’re thinking you might just sail out into open water and randomly fire to see if you can hit a neighbour’s ship. It would be foolhardy to take such a journey only to begin the New Year in a holding cell, so the… Read More »

Cards against Humanity

I do not agree with what you have to say but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)*   Cards against Humanity, a relatively new game that we were not over familiar with, but it was one that featured in the top ten and so we felt obliged to… Read More »

Murder in the Library!

‘Cluedo’, (or ‘Clue’ as it is known North America), is an all-time classic favourite board game in the murder mystery genre.  Originally manufactured in 1949 by Waddington’s, it is now owned by the American giant Hasbro.  It has had many reissues and updating of characters, most recently with the tragic death of Mrs White –… Read More »

Scotland Yard v Mr X

Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (Or Met), the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London OR a game where players must try and catch a criminal stalking the streets of London by ‘landing’ on them. The game revolves around most of the players trying to travel around London using… Read More »

Guess Who?

So by now you’ve read all about various board games beloved by the Law Library Staff. Maybe you’ve even blown the dust off your old Monopoly set and are trying to locate all the various items needed for a good game of Buckaroo.  Just make sure you don’t forget the best game of all… Guess… Read More »

The Bodleian game

You were promised tenuous links, but there’s nothing difficult to follow about this one. Yes, there really is a Bodleian board game.  Its aim is to recreate “hours spent in scholarly pursuit” as you move around the different reading rooms of the Bodleian Libraries, reliving the thrill of creating a bibliography for your research project.… Read More »

You win or you die. There is no middle ground.

George R.R. Martin  neatly encapsulates the precariousness of being a character in  A Game of Thrones, the televised version & extension to his books. A game  built on such an ethos is clearly what anyone’s Christmas needs! Games producers have been quick to translate the, err, cut and thrust of the TV series into coloured… Read More »